ICT Cluster and SME Mission 2017
07 Nov 2017
to 10 Nov 2017
The EU-Japan Centre, Enterprise Europe Network representative for Japan, is organising, for the third time, a cluster match-making mission in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector. This mission aimed to support EU cluster organisations and their SME members in their efforts to access global value chains and develop strategic worldwide partnerships and business cooperation.The ICT Cluster/SME mission coincides with this autumn’s "Japan IT Week" trade fair in Chiba (http://www.japan-it.jp/en/aki). During the fair (3 days) participants will attend showcase sessions and B2B meetings and meet with Japanese visitors. In order to maximize participants' partnering opportunities, participants will be able to exhibit in the EU Delegation booth.A month before the mission, an online pre-departure briefing will be held to prepare for the mission to ensure participants get the most out of it.OBJECTIVESThrough this mission you have the opportunity to:- display your technology at one of Japan’s leading trade shows- meet potential business partners- create new business opportunities- develop partnerships and business cooperation on global markets- attend match-making events- increase your innovation capacity and become more competitive on a global scale (as an SME)- prepare the ground for practical cluster cooperation across borders and make a more strategic use of transnational cluster cooperation on markets outside Europe in areas of strategic interest (as a cluster)Target fields:- Internet of Things (IoT)- Machine to Machine (M2M) communication- Cloud Computing- Software Development- Big Data Management- Embedded Technology- Hardware producers- Mobile Solutions- Data Center- Information SecurityThe all organisation and its related costs such as the fair participation, interpreters, etc... are covered by the EU-Japan Centre. (see the link for more details).SME and clusters participants can benefit of a €600 grant, provided by the European Commission, through our organisation to help cover the flight and hotel costs that are to be covered by the participant. Please note: the number of allowed participants is limited to 20 therefore companies interested to the mission will have to fill in an application form and a selection process will take place to select the participating companies.The application form and more details available at:http://www.eu-japan.eu/events/ict-cluster-sme-missionMission date: 7-11 November 2017Deadline for sending the applications forms is 29 June 2017.