EU-JAPAN CENTRE for Industrial Cooperation is currently inviting EU Clusters and SMEs to apply for the next nanotech mission to Japan in January 2016.
• Mission dates: from 25 to 29 January 2016
• Application deadline: Thursday, 29 October 2015.
• Venue: Tokyo (EU-Japan Centre Tokyo office + Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Centre)

Participant profile
EU Clusters and SMEs operating in the targeted sector.

Mission objectives
• improve the cooperation strategies between EU and Japanese clusters
• give European SMEs the opportunity to enter the Japanese market and establish technology or business partnerships

Targeted sector: nanotechnology
• Nano Materials: fullerene, carbon nanotube, photonics material, composite material, excellentmagnetic material, highly pure material,nano coating, nano ink, nano composite material, nano particle, biocompatible material, graphene
• Nano Evaluation & Measurement: SPM / AFM, ultra precision measuring instrument, electron microscope (SEM / TEM), high efficiency / high sensitive sensor, molecular imaging, evaluation measurement and designing tool, simulation, molecular design software, piezo stage, near-field optical, micro TAS
• Nano Fabrication Technology: nano particle mixture / dispersion, next-generation lithography, nano imprint, laser processing, electron beam / ion beam processing, fusion / bonding technology, etching, priming charge processing, thin film manufacturing technology, ultra precision surface processing technology, nano transistor technology, precision pattern printing technology

Mission Programme
The mission will be organised on the fringes of “nano tech 2016” the International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference ( in the International Exhibition Center Tokyo Big Sight.
• Day 1: Introductory session and lectures
• Day 2: Group company visits
• Day 3: Plenary session at the trade fair venue and BtB meetings
• Day 4: BtoB meetings with free pm for prospection
• Day 5: BtoB meetings & prospection, and final debriefing and reporting session

Costs covered by the EU-Japan Centre
• tuition fees
• transfers during group company visits
• “nano tech 2016” registration fee including access to the exhibition & annex hall and partnering area, access to the matching (partnering) system, lunch for 3 days, welcome reception and closing cocktail.
• trade fairs booth arrangements
• interpretation
• SMEs participating in the mission will benefit from 600 EUR grant

Costs covered by the participants
• Travel costs to/from Japan, transfer from / to the airport, accommodation and any other costs not covered directly by the EU-Japan Centre.
• Participants are required to pay a 1000 EUR deposit to guarantee their place on the course (this deposit is reimbursed within 8 weeks after the end of the course).

The mission is funded by the European Commission and managed by the EU-Japan Centre.
More info and contact: Alessandro Perna at 

Article was created within ERDF project „IT KVAP – Informācijas tehnoloģiju klastera vēstniecības, akadēmija, platformas” (Project ID KAP/, Agreement No L-KAP-12-0008). More information about project here.