The “EU‐Japan Cluster Matchmaking Event” was held at BIO‐Europe in Frankfurt, Germany, on 3rd November, 2014. Leading Japanese health care cluster representatives and their European counterparts met at this event to begin to build bridges between their organisations and to path the way for potential collaborations –as part of their goal to help SMEs find business partners.
The four key regions and The Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA) outlined the vast array of opportunities that the Japanese pharma and health market offers to Europe. Whilst present, 30 attendees took advantage of the event to exchange business contacts and to meet people offering to build valuable connections in the otherwise difficult to approach Japanese market.
The plans are to follow up this event with a 2nd EU-Japan Cluster Matchmaking Event at BIO-Europe 2015 in Munich.