May 13, 2021: The online EU-Japan Regional Cooperation Annual Conference and Matchmaking, May 17&18, 9:00-12:00 (CET), 16:00-19:00 (JST)

The online EU-Japan Regional Cooperation Annual Conference and Matchmaking will take place on 17 and 18 May 2021.

It will focus on cooperation between notably industrial clusters in Europe with their counterparts in Japan, including Japanese Prefectures and major cities.

This event is organised by the EU-Japan Regional Cooperation Helpdesk managed on the European side by CEEJA (European Center for Japanese Studies in Alsace) and on the Japanese side by CLAIR (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations that is regrouping the 47 Japanese Prefectures). With support from the ECCP (European Cluster Collaboration Platform) and the Prefectures of Gifu and Iwate.

As background information, the EU-Japan Regional Cooperation Helpdesk organised over the last months a series of webinars on good practice of EU-Japan cooperation at local levels:

  • ‘10 years of win-win relations on Agri-Food innovation’ between the Kyushu Bio-Cluster and the Vitagora Cluster in France, 8 January
  • Evolving partnerships for renewable energy and regional revitalization’ between the Fukushima Prefecture (energy agency) and the North Rhine Westphalia (energy agency), 26 January
  • EU-Japan multi-partners alliance for supporting business in health-related life sciences’ between the Osaka Bio headquarter and the BioXclusters alliance in Europe regrouping 4 biotech clusters in France, Germany, Italy and Spain), 17 March
  • Concept-based regional cooperation’ between the Oulu’s healthcare ecosystem for ‘OuluHealth’ in Finland and the Kanagawa’s Healthcare New Frontier for ‘ME-BYO’, 25 March

The conference and matchmaking on 17 and 18 May is an opportunity to discuss new cooperation and reinforce / expand existing ones.

The agenda is attachedSimultaneous interpretation is provided.

More information and registration

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