March 27

2017

March 28

2017

With a view to helping raise industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre has organised in-depth visits to world class European plants since 2013. During the visits, participants will learn about the host company's 'lean journey' including the tools it uses in its relentless drive to be competitive, and will see the tools in operation. These best practice visits are designed to inspire the participants along their companies' lean journeys and can also provide valuable feedback to the host companies.  Our next visits: To ThyssenKrupp Norte in Spain on Monday 27 &...
Europe

December 13

2016

13-12-16 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h CET Which opportunities does the Japanese market for personal protective equipment offer for EU companies? This webinar informs you about recent trends in the market for personal protective equipment in Japan, such as helmets, safety goggles or protective footwear. Such products are used, among others, in the following fields: manufacturing, construction, chemical industry or firefighting and disaster management. An overview over regulations, market players and distribution paths will be given, followed by recommendations for a successful...

December 08

2016

08-12-16 | 15:00 h - 16:00 h CET How can I generate returns from my enterprise patent portfolio? There is a long history of enterprises using patent portfolios to support their operations as well as to generate returns.  During the last few years, significant changes in the business and patent ecosystems in Asia, Europe, and the United States have disrupted models for commercializing patent portfolios.  This presentation provides an overview of these changes, as well as insights on how enterprises can approach patent portfolio commercialization in the evolving environment...

December 05

2016

December 06

2016

On Tuesday, 6 December the EU-Japan Centre organised a LEAN in Europe visit, to Odelo Slovenia, d.o.o. in Prebold, close to the city of Celje in Slovenia. A preparatory evening was organised the previous day at a local hotel and included lean activities led by the EU-Japan Centre's WCM advisor - Professor Richard Keegan of Trinity College, Dublin and Enterprise Ireland.    The focus of the visit Participants  learnt about Odelo and its lean approach and lean methods in use got an introduction to its world-class tools and how they are used to follow the world class...
Prebold, Slovenia

November 29

2016

This webinar has been cancelled and will not take place on 29 November but will be rescheduled for a later date. We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience. Which opportunities does the composite materials market in Japan offer for EU companies? Japan is not only home to large chemical companies that manufacture raw materials and composite materials, but also has a large market for composites in industries such as construction, aerospace or automobile manufacturing. As in all “high-tech” sectors, another typical characteristic is the high occurrence of inter-company R...

November 22

2016

22-11-16 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h What taxes do you need to be aware of when doing business in Japan? No one can escape from taxes.  As Japan is one of the high tax countries, you need to carefully prepare your business plans beforehand, so that you will not have unpleasant surprise to receive high tax bills after you make profits in the Japanese market.  Having at least basic knowledge of how your business can be taxed in Japan is prerequisite for any SME planning to expand into the Japanese market.  The webinar was targeted at EU companies seeking to obtain very basic ideas...

November 22

2016

In Europe, the introduction of the much anticipated "Unitary Patent" is still proceeding. What are the potential impacts on Japanese enterprises which are major applicants for patents in Europe? This seminar shall take a closer look at these current relevant developments in intellectual property law in the EU and Japan and provide the opportunity for questions and answers from a panel of expert speakers.
Japan

November 15

2016

Which media should you use to gain the maximum return on your investment when advertising in Japan? When entering the Japanese market, European companies experience many differences in how business is run in Japan. Information relating to advertising in Japan is very limited in English and the advertising industry practices are very domestic, which makes it almost hard for European companies to understand and make the right decision. This webinar provides an overview on the advertising industry in Japan, how agencies are paid and how European companies should select media...
webinar

November 11

2016

In the booming industry of unmanned maritime vessels, discussions on legal issues, particularly in relation to potential liabilities have become prominent. In drawing the two subject areas of unmanned maritime vessels and GNSS together, the seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the latest outlook from Japan and the EU.
Japan

November 08

2016

08-11-16 | 10:00 h - 11:00 h CET How can I dramatically increase the chances to receive fast replies from global professionals? Huberman’s involvement with social networking began when he realized there was something missing in Yissum’s BD and Marketing efforts. While he had helped Yissum make great achievements with the development of its TTM (Tech Transfer Software he has developed), he knew that was not sufficient. TTM had enabled the collection and organization of data on Yissum’s numerous activities. TTM also tracks royalties, sublicenses, milestone payments, and...
webinar

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Vulcanus in Japan student internship programme Are you a company in Japan willing to host a European trainee? This programme is for you! What is it? “Vulcanus in Japan” is a 1-year internship...
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