Railway Technologies & Services Business Mission Japan 27 November – 1 December 2017

Japan is a highly interesting market for the railway and mass transport sector, with its continued pursuit for new and advanced technologies from overseas. Market drivers include a strong push by vehicle manufacturers and operators to improve efficiency, innovate vehicle design and development towards passenger experience and comfort. Ongoing negotiations toward the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement are expected to introduce favourable conditions for European technologies. Japan has the world’s highest total passenger traffic volume, with about 9 billion transactions per year combined across all its railway operators.

European companies active in Railway Technologies & Services can apply for a business mission to Japan, to be held from the 27 November to 1 December 2017

EU Gateway | Business Avenues is an exclusive initiative supported by the European Union. Driven by business opportunities, the programme accelerates high potential European companies in Asian markets through sector-focused business missions organised in key markets.

EU Gateway | Business Avenues will take up to 40 selected European companies to Japan, from 27 November – 1 December 2017 for a business mission on Railway Technologies & Services. Participants will have:

  • Privileged access to focused business opportunities
  • Targeted meetings with potential business partners and key contacts
  • The chance to participate in the Mass-Trans Innovation Japan
  • Market intelligence in terms of a comprehensive market study
  • Internationalisation coaching and support on doing business in Japan
  • Business support during and after the mission to facilitate any deals
  • Access to co-financing by the European Union for some of the main costs

Key information and how to apply:


27 November – 1 December 2017



Application deadline:

07 July 2017

Find out more & submit your application:


[email protected]

Location and date

04 April 2017 - 04 April 2017

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