Current Events

Collision 2021

A new initiative created by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) in 2018, the J-Startup Program cultivates the brightest of Japan's startups to succeed in the world market. This program aims to make winning startups in the global market and bring new values to the world.

JETRO is bringing a delegation of 6 Japanese startups to Collision 2021 on April 20-22, 2021. The Japanese delegation includes ground-breaking innovations in AI, security, medical technology, sustainable batteries and more.

Please click here for further information.

We would like to extend B2B opportunities with the delegation members to some of our key contacts outside of the scope Collision as well. This is a unique chance to find innovative Japanese technologies and partners, so we urge you to take advantage of this programme.

JETRO will also hold a Roundtable focused on the Japanese innovation ecosystem during Collision.

For Collision from Home 2020, click here.

Generating Innovation with Japan Series

Major Japanese firms, from manufacturing to finance to services in a whole variety of sectors, are increasingly looking to identify new innovation from Canadian start-ups in order to improve their business practices and to introduce new ideas and technology into the Japanese market and to their network of global clients.

For Canadian start-ups, the Japanese market (GDP: US$4.9 trillion; Pop.: 120 million) can be daunting but potentially hugely rewarding. One of the best ways to enter that market is through partnering with Japanese firms.

This series of events will provide unique opportunities for Canadian start-ups and major Japanese firms to connect and share information. Through reverse-pitch presentations, Japanese firms will explain about their technology needs and, during the networking session and follow-up meetings, Canadian start-ups can explain about their technology solutions.

Through this series of partnering sessions across Canada, JETRO aims to generate new innovation through partnerships between leading Japanese firms and innovative Canadian start-ups.

Please return for further updates.

British Columbia 2021  HealthTech                      Closed
Date/Time: March 9th, 2021
Venue:        Online         

Halifax 2020  OceanTech

Date/Time:  December 7th-10th                                Closed

Venue:        Online
Event Details

Ontario 2020  Sogo Shosha                                       Closed

Date/Time: November 19th, 2020 (15:00-17:00 (EST)|13:00-15:00 (MST)|12:00-14:00 (PST))  Closed
Venue:         Online

Event Details

Toronto 2020  HealthTech

Date/Time: February 20th, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)    Closed
Venue:         ONRamp at University of Toronto Entrepreneurship, Banting Institute

Ottawa 2019

Date/Time: November 6th, 2019 (10:30 am - 1:15 pm)  Closed
Venue:         Bayview Yard

Edmonton 2019

Date/Time: March 6th, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:30 pm)         Closed
Venue:         Startup Edmonton

Vancouver 2019

Date/Time: March 5th, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:30 pm)          Closed
Venue:        SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Toronto 2018

Date/Time: December 11th, 2018 (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)    Closed
Venue:         OneEleven

Kitchener / Waterloo 2018

Date/Time: December 10th, 2018 (2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)    Closed
Venue:         Communitech

Montreal 2018

Date/Time:  September 27, 2018 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)     Closed

Venue:         CEIM (Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal)

[Regular Webinars]

Please note that our JETRO offices in North America have started to host a series of sector-specific seminars on topics such as Renewable Energy (hosted by JETRO Toronto), Medical Devices, Healthcare IT, Internet of Things (IoT), Agri-Tech and the Power Market in Japan. If you would like to access a particular past webinar, please let us know ( as some might be made available on request. Up-coming topics can be found here at JETRO Canada's Current Events page or JETRO USA's Events Calendar.

- A Look into Japan's Renewable Energy Market (February 16, 2017) WEBINAR PAGE

- The Regenerative Medicine Market in Japan (April 27, 2017) WEBINAR PAGE

- Life Sciences Opportunities in Japan (October 25, 2017) WEBINAR PAGE

- To Be Announced

(Note: to view videos of these past webinars you will need to register)