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.
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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.
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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.
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British Columbia 2021 HealthTech ClosedDate/Time: March 9th, 2021
Halifax 2020 OceanTech
Date/Time: December 7th-10th ClosedVenue: Online
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: OnlineEvent 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
Date/Time: November 6th, 2019 (10:30 am - 1:15 pm) Closed
Venue: Bayview Yard
Date/Time: March 6th, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:30 pm) Closed
Venue: Startup Edmonton
Date/Time: March 5th, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:30 pm) Closed
Venue: SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Date/Time: December 11th, 2018 (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm) Closed
Kitchener / Waterloo 2018
Date/Time: December 10th, 2018 (2:30 pm - 5:00 pm) Closed
Date/Time: September 27, 2018 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm) Closed
Venue: CEIM (Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal)
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 (Inquiry@jetro.go.jp) 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.
PAST WEBINARS (by JETRO Toronto):
- 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)