Generating Innovation with Japan Series


Generating Innovation with Japan



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 start-ups, the Japanese market (GDP: approx US$5 trillion; Pop.: 125 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.


For more information, please go to the current events page here .


<Upcoming Events>

Canada's Innovation Ecosystem &How to Find Innovative Canadian Start-ups
カナダのイノベーションエコシステム &イノベーティブなカナダスタートアップの発掘方法
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<Past Events>

Quebec 2022 Ecosystem
Date/Time: March 2022             
Venue:        Online         


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


Halifax 2020  OceanTech

Date/Time:  December 7th-10th    

Venue:     Online
Event Details


Ontario 2020  Sogo Shosha

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

Toronto 2020  HealthTech

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


Ottawa 2019

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


Edmonton 2019

Date/Time: March 6th, 2019 (10:30 am - 1:30 pm)    
Venue:        Startup Edmonton          

Event Details


Vancouver 2019

Date/Time: March 5th, 2019 (10:30 am - 1:30 pm)    
Venue:       Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue - Simon Fraser University


Toronto 2018

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


Kitchener / Waterloo 2018

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


Montreal 2018

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

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