Innovation

10-03-17

European Innovation Day

10 March 2017, Tokyo, Japan

The event is jointly organised by EURAXESS Japan, the Technology Transfer Helpdesk of the EU-Japan Centre, and French Tech Tokyo in collaboration with Hello Tomorrow Challenge. It aims to bring together the community of innovation oriented researchers, students, engineers or start-uppers of Japan and allow them to network and learn about the European innovation landscape and how to find European investors to launch their activities, or to perform technology transfer operations.

Report: Cluster Mapping in Japan 2016

About the Report

Following a first mapping attempt in 2013, the EU-Japan Centre proceeded, in 2016, with a new screening online in order to identify new clusters and better assess already existing ones identified in 2013. 
Hence, this report suggests that Japan benefits from an important cluster community (at least 52 cluster organisations in 2016), mostly operating in Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Medical and Welfare sectors (28/52), and in other sectors, such as Electronics, Environment, ICT, Automotive and Aerospace.

About Innovation

In recent years, Japan has established initiatives centred on the advancement of innovation in response to increasing global competition and the growth of emerging countries.

Clusters

Since the early 2000s, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) have been promoting the “Knowledge Cluster Initiative” and the “Industrial Cluster Project” as a means to re

R&D Centres

Japan’s reputation as an international hub for R&D has been established through heavy investment in this area, making the country a key destination for the establishment of cutting-edge R&D centres.

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