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Latest Updates<Kobe City> Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster Foreign Investment Promotion Seminar

Oct 14, 2015

Kobe city has been building a research and development base for advanced medical technique at Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster (KBIC) on Port Island, the nation’s largest biomedical cluster.  It has been agglomerating medical related industries, the growth industry of 21 century, through collaboration between industry, government and academia. The cluster has been growing boosted by various projects such as transplantation of retina sheet developed from iPS cells, the first attempt in the world, designation as National Strategic Special Zone, further development of medical cluster (highly-specialized medical institutions), decision on the location of development facility for successor to the super computer K.
Kobe city is honored to announce Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster Foreign Investment Promotion Seminar in Tokyo to make this cluster widely known by foreign and foreign affiliated companies.
The seminar will include provision of information by Kobe city on investment environment in Hyogo and Kobe including advanced projects executed in Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster and presentation by foreign affiliated medical related companies located in Kobe.
Networking among participants will be also included. Please take this opportunity to participate in the seminar and broaden your business network.

Friday, October 30,2015

Presentation:  16:30~18:00 (door will open at 16:00)

Networking:    18:00~19:00

Venue 5F Conference room, JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) Headquarters
Ark Mori Building, 12-32, Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Host  Kobe city
 Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation
 Hyogo Economic Development Center
 Hyogo prefecture
co-Sponsor The Foundation for International Trade and Industrial Cooperation
Agenda First Session: Presentation (Japanese /English simultaneous interpretation)
    By Yoshihiro Hayashi, Director General, Kobe Enterprise Promotion Bureau, New Corporate Development Department
  2. Guest speakers from foreign affiliated companies located in Kobe
    Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.
    Toru Kimura, PH.D, executive officer director, head of Regenerative & Cellular Medicine office
    Eli Lilly Japan K.K
    Akikazu Yoshikawa, Ph.D, operating officer, senior director, science & regulatory affairs
  3. Q&A

Second Session: Networking

Language Japanese/English (Simaltanious interpretation)
Fee Free
Seats Available 100 (First come first served bases of the submitted application)
Deadline of application Wednesday, October 28, 2015
How to Apply

Please download, fill and fax or e-mail the application form on the website below. (Japanese only)


Deadline of application Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Kobe enterprise promotion bureau,
Nakasone / Toda
Tel: 078-322-6216, Fax: 078-322-6072
E-mail: invest@office.city.kobe.lg.jp