The “EU‐Japan Cluster Matchmaking Event” was held at BIO‐Europe in Frankfurt, Germany, on November 3rd, 2014. Leading Japanese health care cluster representatives and their European counterparts met to build first bridges between their organisations in order to path the way for potential collaborations – and long-term to support SMEs to find business partners.
Four key regions plus The Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA) outlined the vast array of opportunities that the Japanese pharma and health market offers to Europe. 30 attendees took also the advantage of exchanging business contacts and to meet people offering to help with building valuable connections in the otherwise difficult to approach Japanese market.
It is planned to follow up with a 2nd EU-Japan Cluster Matchmaking Event at BIO-Europe 2015 in Munich.