May 20, 2024

JETRO London, together with Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Embassy of Japan in the UK (EOJ) and Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), will hold an open innovation event, "The Future of a Sustainable Society - Japan-UK Tech Collaboration", in London, in conjunction with London Tech Week.

Regarding the event, part of the activities will be in line with the Japan-UK governmental agreement in industrial science, innovation, and technology.


For the purposes of business matching and networking opportunities, invitations are open to UK startups/SMEs, VCs/CVCs, as well as ecosystem players such as accelerators and academia. We will arrange reverse pitch sessions from Japanese companies within 3 different sectors to fit to our set themes, as well as a panel discussion to provide critical elements for open innovation project formation/business development. This will then be followed by a networking session. 


For those interested in participating in our upcoming event, please confirm the following details and register via the form below.


We look forward to your participation.



Event Outline

Event Title The Future of a Sustainable Society - Japan-UK Tech Collaboration -

Date Friday, the 14th of June 2024, 12:30pm-5:10pm (BST)

Venue One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA

Organizer JETRO London


l   Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan

l   Embassy of Japan in the UK (EOJ)

l   Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

Language English

Capacity 150 people



Final Agenda


12:30pm – 1pm Venue Opening: Registration/Welcome Drinks

<Part 1 (1pm – 2:25pm)>

l  Opening Remarks

Ø  Mr. Taku Ishii, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan

 (Video Message)

Ø  Ms. Georgina Ayre, Deputy Director Global Research & Innovation, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), UK

l  Welcome Address

Ø  Mr. Hideo Yura, Director General, JETRO London

l  Talk on Open Innovation for Japan and JETRO's support

Ø  Mr. Masahide Sakishige, Deputy Director General, JETRO London

l  Reverse Pitching Sessions by Japanese companies

A)     Smart City

Ø  Dynamic Map Platform Europe, GmbH

Ø  Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Ø  Shimizu Corporation

B)     Biotechnology


l   Tea Break, Networking


<Part 2 (2:25pm – 3:40pm)> 

l  Panel Discussion "How to collaborate with Japanese companies?"

Ø  Moderator: Ms. Amelia Armour, Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners

Ø  Panelist:

²  Mr. Naoki Kamimaeda, Partner and Europe Division Head, Global Brain Corporation

²  Prof. Ricardo Martinez-Botas, Professor of Turbomachinery in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean of Industry Partnerships (Engineering) at Imperial College

²  Ms. Masako Eguchi-Bacon, CEO & Founder, Ocean Bridge Management and the Japan Desk, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce

l  Reverse Pitching Sessions by Japanese companies

B)     Biotechnology (Continued)

Ø  Kikkoman Europe R&D Laboratory B.V.

Ø  Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland GmbH

C)     Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

Ø  JX Advanced Metals Corporation

Ø  Panasonic Industry


<Part 3 (3:40pm – 5:10pm)>

l    Networking among participants





*Registration closed, thank you for your high attention*




Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the following e-mail. (Persons in charge: Mr. Gamada, Ms. Kaminagayoshi