Biotech SME Mission to Japan and BioJapan

EEN Japan is currently calling for applications for its next Biotech Cluster/SME mission to be organised, from 8 to 11 October 2019, alongside “BioJapan” Expo.

Biotech Cluster/SME Matchmaking Mission to Japan
The mission is organised alongside the “Bio Japan Expo” (http://www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan) in Pacifico Yokohama.

· Mission dates: 8-11 October 2019
· Application deadline: 23 May 2019

Unique opportunity for B2B meetings!
One day before the fair, on 8 October, EU clusters and SMEs will be able to attend a partnering event ” the European Biotech and Pharma Partnering Conference” that will take place in Osaka during which pre-arranged B2B meetings will be organised with companies from Kansai regions.

From 9 to 11 October, mission participants will have the opportunity to exhibit at the “BioJapan” Expo in Pacifico Yokohama https://www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan/en/, identify relevant key contacts, benefit from face-to-face meetings and gain market knowledge about the Biotech industry in Japan.

Targets:
The programme targets SMEs and clusters from EU or COSME partnering countries active in the following sectors (large companies may apply but will not be given priority):
·             Drug and Drug Discovery (Small-Molecule Drug, Biologics, Vaccine etc.)
·             Drug Discovery Support and Contract Services (Drug Synthesis Services, Analysis Contract Services and Chemical Compound Libraries and Screening etc.)
·             Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
·             Functional Food, additives, enzymes
·             Medical Treatment, Diagnosis and Medical Devices and Equipment
·             Research Devices, Bioinformatics and Bio imaging etc.
For the full list of exhibitor categories go to: https://www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan/en/info_exhibitor.html .

Programme’s objectives:
·             Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&D centres, potential 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.

For more information about the mission and to apply: https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/biotech-cluster-sme-mission.
For queries, feel free to send them to: d.lula@eu-japan.eu

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