Call for applications for the next Biotech Cluster/SME Matchmaking Mission to Japan The mission is organised alongside the “Bio Japan Expo" (www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan) in Pacifico Yokohama. Mission dates: 9-12 October 2018Application deadline: 7 June 2018 Unique opportunity for BtoB meetings! One day before the fair, on 9 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 B-2-B meetings will be organised with companies from Kansai regions. From 10 to 12 October, mission participants will have the opportunity to exhibit at the “BioJapan” Expo in Pacifico Yokohama 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.
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 DevicesFunctional Food, additives, enzymesMedical Treatment, Diagnosis and Medical Devices and Equipment Research Devices, Bioinformatics and Bio imaging etc.
For the full list of exhibitor categories go to: www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan/en/info_exhibitor.html
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 opportunitiesGain 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: www.eu-japan.eu/events/biotech-cluster-sme-mission For queries, feel free to send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org