Princely mission to Japan, led by HRH Princess Astrid
Monday, December 5th 2022 - Friday, December 9th 2022
Flanders Investment & Trade
Looking for a new sales market? Curious about the start-up ecosystem in Japan? Or would you like to work with a local partner in Japan? Do not miss this opportunity and make many valuable contacts during this Belgian economic mission led by HRH Princess Astrid and minister-president Jan Jambon.
Where and when
Tokyo: Monday 5 December to Tuesday 6 December 2022
Nagoya: Wednesday 7 December 2022
Osaka: Thursday 8 December to Friday 9 December 2022
What can you expect?
An appointment programme with potential partners and customers tailored to your company, inspiring company visits and fascinating conversations with local players, decision-makers and companies from the delegation during the many networking moments. And all this without a lot of practical hassle.
Technology is the common thread running through the programme. Companies from the following sectors can expect an exciting program:
Health tech, biotech & life sciences
Food & drink
A visit to the following cities is on the program:
Tokyo – The Tokyo region accounts for about 40% of Japan's economy. Many Japanese multinationals have their headquarters here. Tokyo is not only Japan's political-financial artery; it is also home to a vibrant ecosystem for tech start-ups.
Nagoya – Nagoya and the surrounding area is the leading center of Japan's automotive, aerospace and robotics industries. Due to its central location in Japan, Nagoya has developed into a logistics pool, with automotive logistics as the spearhead sector.
Osaka – Osaka has a strong tradition in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotech and life sciences. It plays a leading role in Japan's chemical industry and textile sector. The Osaka region is also home to many Japanese importers in the food sector.
During the mission, a separate program - Princely Mission Japan - startup track - is provided specifically for startups & scaleups (from all sectors, including Agritech, Biotech, Health and Life Sciences).
2022 has been proclaimed by the Japanese government as the "Year of Start-ups". In the margins of the princely mission to Japan, FIT is therefore developing a start-up track this year to give Flemish start-ups optimal access to the opportunities in Japan.
Japan is a mature market with a strong focus on innovation, a large capital presence and increasing interest in open innovation with foreign players and start-ups. Today Tokyo ranks among the top twelve start-up ecosystems in the world. The presence of global players with an extensive network in other Asian countries makes Japan the ideal springboard for the Asian market.
Discover with us and hundreds of other Belgian companies the possibilities that Japan has to offer for Flemish start-ups and scale-ups. Through network events, investor meetings and personalised B2B meetings, we provide inspiration and create collaboration opportunities.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to get to know this challenging market step by step.
Flemish start-ups that meet the conditions can also apply for financial support from FIT for their participation.
For more information, visit the FIT website.
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