Australian innovation – leveraging on universities & research:
Looking beyond Australian startups
The event was held on the 27th Feb, 2024

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Since its inception, J-Bridge has a strong focus on promoting collaborations (business / technical / financial) between Japanese Corporations and innovative Australian companies. By means of curated matchmaking, many Japanese member companies have discovered many Australian companies in areas of “Green” and “Digital” for exploring partnerships in Australia and beyond. The J-Bridge program globally has close to 2,000 members looking for open innovation opportunities.

Australia is home to several highly ranked universities and distinguished research institutions which contribute significantly to driving public good outcomes and national prosperity. The cutting-edge research spans across sectors that have overlaps with Japanese Corporations’ focus areas. In fact, several Japanese Corporations and Australian universities have been actively partnering but there is a lot more that can be done in the Australia-Japan corridor to capitalise on the growing enthusiasm.

This session is a step by JETRO Sydney to encourage Japanese Corporations to take a wider view of the Australian innovation landscape – beyond the startups. Whether you are a Japanese Corporate or an Australian university / innovation stakeholder looking at new opportunities and have a “co-creation” mindset – especially in the Australia-Japan innovation corridor, this event is for you!

During the event, there will be an Audience Q&A and an end-of-seminar survey to capture your views on creating more opportunities in the A-J corridor!

  • After the event, we shall accept requests for business meetings with the presenting companies (via the post event pop survey form).
  • The event will be held in both English & Japanese. (Simultaneous Interpretation)
  • Agenda and Presenting Companies:

  • Agenda:
  • • Welcome note and introduction by JETRO Sydney and IGPI Australia
    • Insight into Australia's research capability by CSIRO
  • • Experience sharing by a Japanese company by Fujitsu
  • • Experience sharing by an Australian University by The University of Technology Sydney "UTS"
  • • Practitioner's lessons on A-J partnerships by Austrade
  • • QA, Wrap up and vote of thanks 
  • • End of seminar survey - business meetings can be requested by filling up the form (will pop up in zoom at the end).


  • Presenting Companies:


Rajiv Cabraal 

Executive Manager, Commercialisation 


Shun Takeuchi
Senior Research Manager
Hirotaro Ohira

Manager, Industry-Academia Collaboration Promotion Office

Prof. Glenn Wightwick
Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Enterprise

George Manetakis

Senior Business Development Manager


The event will be hosted by:

Takayuki Watanabe
Managing Director
Jetro Sydney
Rachit Khosla
Country Manager-Australia
IGPI Australia

*Above details are subject to change.

The J-Bridge program in Australia is supported by Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI)