JTPP Helpdesk webinar: Public Procurement & Digital Economy
29-09-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET
What are the procurement activities of Japanese government entities in support of the development of the digital economy and does this offer opportunities for EU SMEs?
Development of the digital economy and digital public services is currently high on the agenda of Japanese policymakers. Although the country formulated a digital "e-Japan' agenda 20 years ago to make Japan a leading country in the adaptation of digital technologies, the difficulties of Japan's government agencies to set up efficient support programmes for citizens and business to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 made clear that government efforts had been scattered and momentum had been lost.
One of the first proposals of the Suga Cabinet in September last year, was to announce the establishment of a Digital Agency, meant to stimulate and coordinate the transformation of Japanese government services in earnest. Starting this month the new Agency is expected to lead Japan's recovery from what Digital Transformation Minister, Takuya Hirai, called the country's 'digital defeat' and steer the government entities towards greater integration and more efficient e-government services.
During this webinar we will discuss JTPP Helpdesk's second Thematic Report on Japanese Public Procurement and the digital economy and take a closer look at digital transformation in Japan and government procurement of IT systems and whether there are business opportunities for EU SMEs.
The webinar is targeted to EU SMEs that have ambitions to offer digital public services solutions to Japanese government organisations through public procurement.
In 45 minutes from your desk, discover:
- Challenges for Digital Transformation in Japan
- Mission of the Digital Agency
- Case study of recent IT contracts on offer
- Overview of IT-procurement activities in a number of sectors
- Q&A Session
- Mr. Lyckle Griek, JTPP Helpdesk Programme Manager
- Organizer: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - JTPP Helpdesk
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