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JAPAN ICEBREAKING HOURS – Oulu meets Japan

  • Alkaa: 01.03.2024

JAPAN ICEBREAKING HOURS – Oulu meets Japan

This will be the first ever “Reverse Pitching” event of Japanese companies & a local municipality in Oulu. Come and find out if you’re the groundbreaking company they’ve been looking for! It’s the perfect chance to make valuable connections with Japan in a cozy atmosphere. 5 Japanese companies and 1 local municipality (business gateway for Hokkaido) welcome you!!

Event information:

  • Schedule: 1 March 2024 (Fri) at 12:15 – 14:00 EEST (Door opens at 12)
  • Place: StartupStation (Hallituskatu 36A, 90100 Oulu)
  • Participation fee: Free (Participation registration is required)
  • Dress code: Casual or business casual (no necktie, no formal jacket)
  • Target: Tech startups, companies and research institutes which interest in collaboration with Japan

Finger foods, snacks and drinks will be available.

Registration for participation from here

https://www.lyyti.in/JAPAN_ICEBREAKING_HOURS__Startup_meets_Japan_8050

(Note) The capacity of this event is limited. When maximum capacity is reached, the registration link will close.

Preliminary program:

12:00                 Door opens (registration)

12:15                 Opening remarks by BusinessOulu

12:20                 Introduction of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization, JETRO, is the Japanese government related agency that promotes trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world)

12:30-13:30 Reverse pitching (10min each, 7-8min pitching + Q&A)

  • 12:30 1st presenter: Marubeni Corporation
  • 12:40 2nd presenter: NGK Europe GmbH
  • 12:50 3rd presenter: Niterra
  • 13:00 4th presenter: Kikkoman Europe R&D Laboratory B.V.
  • 13:10 5th presenter: Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland
  • 13:20 6th presenter: City of Sapporo

13:30                 Networking

14:00                 Closing remarks by JETRO

Organizer: JETRO, BusinessOulu

Supporter: Business Opportunities for International Market

Information of reverse pitching presenters:

(1)   Marubeni Corporation

Global conglomerate for both trading and investment, covering the broad industrial sectors, from food to space, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Areas of interest for collaborative partnership: Bioeconomy, Circular Economy, Decarbonization, Mobility and Innovation
  • Possible forms of business collaboration: Investment, Product development (including PoC/Commercial validation), Sales/Distribution

(2)   NGK Europe GmbH

Founded in 1919, a leading company in the field of ceramics, NGK has used its unique ceramic technology to develop numerous products that solve social issues with focuses on the two business fields “carbon neutrality” and “digital society”.

  • Areas of interest for collaborative partnership: IoT, 5G or 6G telecommunication, healthcare, energy harvesting
  • Possible forms of business collaboration: Investment, Research alliance, Product development (including PoC/Commercial validation)

(3)   Niterra

As a part of Niterra group, we explore new opportunities for partnerships and collaborations.

  • Areas of interest for collaborative partnership: Mobility, Health, Energy, Environment
  • Possible forms of business collaboration: Product development (including PoC/Commercial validation), Investment

(4)   Kikkoman Europe R&D Laboratory B.V.

Kikkoman is a leading soy sauce manufacturer with a history spanning more than 350 years.

  • Areas of interest for collaborative partnership: Food, Fermentation, AI, Consumer science
  • Possible forms of business collaboration: Research alliance

(5)   Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland

Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland was established in 2020 to find collaborators for developing new business opportunities through co-R&D partnership in bioeconomy area.

  • Areas of interest for collaborative partnership: Biotech (biological material production, bio sensing)
  • Possible forms of business collaboration: Research alliance, Product development (including PoC/Commercial validation)

(6)   City of Sapporo

The northern capital of Japan with a population of 2 million. The largest food basket in Japan, has a commercial spaceport, and a large green industry that provides business opportunities for many foreign companies.

  • Areas of interest for collaborative partnership: Space, Agri, Environment
  • Possible forms of business collaboration: Provide business support between Hokkaido and overseas (matchmaking, Invest in Hokkaido etc.)

Contact person

Takako Uchida, Senior Advisor, International Affairs, Japan, BusinessOulu takako.uchida@businessoulu.com