e-News March 2019

Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to the EU-Japan Centre's monthly e-News! In this March 2019 issue, you will find our upcoming webinars in April, latest updates, more information on the INNOWWIDE initiative, our EPA Helpdesk, a press review and much more! We hope that this information is useful for you and we wish you every success with your prospective business ventures in Japan!

Kind regards,

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Upcoming About Japan webinars in April 2019

Upcoming About Japan webinars in April 2019

We have released more information about our upcoming webinars in April and we have also listed a few webinars for your further consideration that took earlier in March. 

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New reports released in March 2019

New reports released in March 2019

Last month we have published 1 report. This report, which is written by our internal expert, provides an overview of trade relations between the EU and Japan in 2018.

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INNOWWIDE: Get Funding for Viability Assessments of your Innovative Project

INNOWWIDE: Get Funding for Viability Assessments of your Innovative Project

INNOWWIDE aims to provide funding to at least 120 European innovative SMEs and start-ups to conduct Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) in markets outside of Europe. The project will open two calls that will provide up to 60,000€ of funding per project. 

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Apply for the next Biotech Cluster/SME mission in 2019

Apply for the next Biotech Cluster/SME mission in 2019

The Biotech Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringe of "BioJapan" Expo in Yokohama. During the 3-day fair you will attend B2B meetings and meet with Japanese visitors. 

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Call for the next ICT Cluster/SME Mission in Japan

Call for the next ICT Cluster/SME Mission in Japan

The ICT Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringes of Spring’s "Japan IT Week" trade fair in Tokyo. 

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Special Focus: Economic Partnership Agreement

Special Focus: Economic Partnership Agreement

Knowing the specifics of the Japanese market is vital for any project to succeed. This month in “Special Focus”, we focus on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
Information on the related sub-topics, latest reports, and past webinars on this topic are available on the following links.   

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The EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk

The EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk

The EU-Japan Centre has launched an EPA Helpdesk to support and guide EU SMEs in their search for relevant information.

The "EPA Helpdesk" will provide up-to-date information and recommendations on the potential benefits the EU-Japan EPA will offer EU SMEs. The helpdesk will answer EPA-related queries, organise webinars and publish  information packs each of them composed of a factsheet and practical guide covering a specific topic or sector.

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Latest Updates March 2019

Latest Updates March 2019

This month we have updated one page with new statistics, charts, further readings and much more!

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Partnership Opportunities: Japanese Profiles of the Month

Partnership Opportunities: Japanese Profiles of the Month

Each month on this page we will be introducing profiles of Japanese companies that are looking for EU partners.
EU-Japan SME support & partnership opportunities are provided by the Enterprise Europe Network division of the EU-Japan Centre.

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Press Review: March 2019

Press Review: March 2019

In this section you will find this month's press review, which contains a selection of some of the most interesting Japan-related online articles that have been published over the past month. To read them, please click on the following links:

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