Only a few weeks left to apply for the next Biotech training mission in Japan!

You are an EU SME/Cluster operating in Biotech sectors; you want to identify key contacts for business collaborations in Japan;

Programme dates: 10 - 13 October 2017
Deadline: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 

The Biotech Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringes of “BioJapan” Expo in Yokohama. During the 3-day fair you will attend B2B meetings and meet with Japanese visitors. In order to maximise your partnering opportuni­ties, you will be able to exhibit in the EU Delegation's booth.

Biotech & Pharma Partnering Event at Senri-Life Science Foundation will take place in Osaka on Tuesday October 10, 2017. Pre-arranged B-2-B meetings with companies from Kansai regions will be organised in collaboration with Osaka Bio Headquarters. More information about the partnering event in Osaka is available here.


Through this mission you will 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


The programme targets participants from SMEs (large companies may apply but will not be given priority) and clusters from the EU or COSME partnering countries, active in sectors covered by the trade fair, i.e:

  • 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
  • For the full list: click here.

Special support for SMEs: Participation is free. In addition, SMEs and clusters can benefit from a €600 grant.

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