Announcement of the mission to Japan (Oct. 9th – 14th, 2016)

Submitted by Montserrat Daban on 22 June 2016

The European Strategic Cluster Partnership alliance on Personalized Healthcare, bioXclusters+, gathering 4 European BioClusters – Biocat, BioM, BioPmed and Lyonbiopole – is glad to invite European SMEs based in the 4 bioXclusters+ regions to join the mission organized in the framework of BioJapan (Oct. 12 to 14, 2016).

The provisional mission program is:

  • Sunday Oct 9th : Arrival in Osaka – Japan
  • Monday Oct. 10th: Workshop about Japanese life science market and regulation in the morning – organized in collaboration with EU Japan Centre – and Cultural Visit in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Oct. 11th: Participation in the 1-day “European Biotech & Pharma Partnering Conference” at Senri-Life Science Center in Osaka (organized in collaboration with Osaka Bio Headquarters and EU Japan Centre); transfer to Yokohama in the evening
  • From Oct. 12th to 14th: Participation at BioJapan 2016 (Yokohama).

Highlight on Tuesday Oct. 11th:  Free participation in the 1-day “European Biotech & Pharma Partnering Conference” at Senri-Life Science Center in Osaka with pre-arranged B-2-B meetings with companies from the Kansai regions – in cooperation with Osaka Bio Headquarters.

Through support of the European Commission and Osaka Bio Headquarters, participation in the Osaka conference is free of charge for European SMEs that will be part of the bioXclusters+ or the EU-Japan Centre delegation.

The European Biotech & Pharma Partnering Conference in Osaka event includes expert presentations in the morning on business opportunities for European companies in the Kansai region. In the afternoon, there will be pre-arranged 1-on-1 partnering meetings between the European and Japanese participants. Please find attached the provisional program and information about conference Hotels and Logistics.

Provisional program

Conference Hotels and Logistics

In order to ensure fruitful meetings, European cluster managers are asked to send short profiles of their participating companies in June, but the very latest before July 15th, 2016. Osaka Bio Headquarters then selects and invites relevant companies and business contacts in their region for each European participant. Please note that 1-on-1 partnering places are limited.

For more information regarding the mission and support provided for EU companies from bioXclusters+ regions, please contact your regional contact point:

Biocat: Jordi Fabrega ([email protected])

BioM: Dr. Stephanie Wehnelt ([email protected])

BioPmed: Alberto Baldi ([email protected])

Lyonbiopole: Simon Gudin ([email protected])

For more information about EU Japan Centre mission:

Cluster organisation
Biocat (Bioregion of Catalonia)
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