Only a few weeks left to apply for the next ICT Cluster/SME mission in Japan!

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

Programme dates: 07 - 10 November 2017 
Deadline: Thursday, 29 June 2017 

The ICT Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringes of the autumn’s "Japan IT Week" trade fair in Chiba. 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 booth, where you will be able to promote your product and benefit from professional interpreters services.
One month before the mission, an online pre-departure briefing will be organised in order to help you prepare for the mission and make sure you get the most out of it.

Additionally, ICT brokerage event will be organised one day before the fair. More information about this event is available here


Through 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)


Clusters and SMEs from European Union and COSME partnering countries. Large companies may apply, but priority will be given to applicants from SMEs and from clusters active in sectors covered by the trade fair.

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 Security

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