Technology Transfer Webinar 13: How can SMEs practice open innovation with EU and Japanese universities and research centers?
07-07-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How to build effective collaborations to practice open innovation? Open innovation is becoming a very common expression nowadays that needs to be fully understood by those who are interested in adopting this business paradigmUniversities and research centres, on average, have problems in creating links to industry to commercialize the technologies they conceive and developCompanies are oftentimes unaware of the available technologies that universities and research centres around the world make available for licensing opportunitiesThere are...
04-07-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the Do’s and Don’ts in the management of business relations? Japan’s business world heavily relies on intact personal relationships or “ningen kankei” as they are called in Japanese. No matter how good your products and how excellent your services are. If you fall short of establishing solid “ningen kankei” and mutual trust, you will most likely create a disadvantage for your company. A strong affiliation not only make the start of your business easier, it also helps to overcome difficult passages and a face-saving, constructive...
27-06-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Which opportunities does the IoT market in Japan offer for EU companies? In the field of IoT, Germany's "Industry 4.0 Platform", USA’s IIC (Industrial Internet Consortium), Japan’s ‘IoT Acceleration Consortium’ constitute three poles since these states have signed a memorandum of understanding with cooperation. On the industrial side, before IoT became a boom, Japan has put practical use in the wireless tags and M2M field as its predecessor. The Japanese government is now boosting venture entrepreneurship, and the ratio of start-ups related...
Discover the Japanese approach towards World-Class Manufacturing Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan Visit the real "GEMBA" (i.e. production site in Japan) Meet senior Japanese industry leaders Since the first edition in 1992, more than 700 participants from across all EU Member states have participated in this practical training course. The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is...
On the occasion of the EU-Japan Energy Policy Dialogue to be held in Brussels on 21 June 2017 by the Japanese Government and the European Commission, we will organise the following side-event by bringing together Japanese and European industry in the energy sector. EU-Japan Energy BUsiness Seminar "Towards Flexible Energy System" Date Wednesday 21 June 2017, 14:30～18:00 Place European Committee of Regions, Jacques Delors Building, Room JDE70 Map here Target Japanese and European industry representatatives in energy sector (by invitation only) Programme Session 1: High-...
20-06-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Will Japan take the lead in regenerative medicine, a multi-billion € business? Following the development of iPS cell technology by Professor Shinya Yamanaka, Japan has taken decisive steps to turn this and related research results into business opportunities. Supported by eased regulations and major government programs, Japan now offers a very active research landscape, which includes RIKEN. Many startups have formed, major pharmaceutical firms have initiated R&D in this field, and other companies, notably from the camera industry, have...
30-05-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How to build collaborations with Japanese Companies? The general Japanese trends are introduced, such as population tendency, import / export ratio. Japanese population is radically decreasing after year 2000, and in 2040 it will become about 70-80% of current population. And the ratio of aged people is dramatically increasing. Japan is sometimes called as “World experiment place for aged society”. The international / domestic market ratio in Japanese GDP is around 20:80. Japan is one of the typical domestic market driven countries like US,...
On Tuesday 23rd May, the EU-Japan Centre organised a Lean in Europe visit, to Rational AG, in Landsberg am Lech, in Bavaria (Germany). A preparatory evening was organised the previous day. It included lean activities and a networking dinner hosted by the EU-Japan Centre. The next day was devoted to the visit to Rational AG. The visit focused on: 100% KANBAN for purchasing material and in-house component production cascade shopfloor management entrepreneur within the enterprise (personal responsibility) 100% customer order-related pilots in industry 4.0 Participants...
½-day "About Japan" Cross-cultural Workshop Series in the EU In cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture.The goal of the workshops is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with coaching experience at all levels of corporate hierarchy from normal employees to top leadership, the workshops covers the following points: Japanese Business Etiquette General...
09-05-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How to generate and manage knowledge in multi-cloud environments; the iKaaS project approach. Nowadays, the pervasiveness of IoT devices in Smart Cities (let them be sensors/actuators, personal devices like mobile phones etc.) creates a wealth of information that if manipulated appropriately can reveal knowledge and insights of unprecedented value for Smart City applications. In addition to IoT devices, the infrastructure owned even by individuals these days has raised to a level that it can support functionalities traditionally offered by...