Call for applications - SME matchmaking mission to Japan - application deadline May 31

The EU-Japan Centre (EEN Japan) will organise a Biotech Cluster/SME Matchmaking Mission to Japan in October, and is now launching the call for applications from SME:s

The mission is organised alongside the “Bio Japan Expo" ( in Pacifico Yokohama.

Biotech Cluster/SME Matchmaking Mission to Japan
The mission is organised alongside the “Bio Japan Expo" ( in Pacifico Yokohama.

Mission dates: 10 - 13 October 2017
Application deadline: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Regional Contact Person: For questions please feel free to contact Peter Bäckström
+46 (0) 90-34 35 615

Unique opportunity for BtoB meetings!
In addition to the participation in BioJapan 2017 expo from 11 to 13 October with a common booth, the mission participants will be able to attend the European Biotech & Pharma Partnering Event at Senri-Life Science Foundation that will take place in Osaka. Pre-arranged B-2-B meetings with companies from Kansai regions will be organised in collaboration with Osaka Bio Headquarters on Tuesday, 10 October 2017.

EU companies and EU clusters active in below R&D activities are invited to send their applications:
->EU Biotech SMEs involved in:
- Regenerative Medicine
- Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
- Drug and Drug Discovery (Small-Molecule Drug, Biologics, Vaccine etc.)
- Medical Treatment, Diagnosis
- Bioinformatics and Bio imaging etc.

-> EU Biotech SMEs with an expertise in e-healthcare, wearable for healthy aging to help improve the quality of life of the Silver Society.
-> EU Biotech SMEs which are interested in investing or co-investing in Japan for collaborative R&D or Joint Venture with JP partners.

Programme's objectives:
· Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&D centres, potential business partners etc)
· Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology)
· Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities
· Gain knowledge about market structure, sector analysis, Japanese business culture and policy

Special support for SMEs and clusters: No tuition fee; participants from SMEs and clusters can apply for a grant of EUR 600 to partially cover their living expenses.

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