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17 May 2021 - 18 May 2021
EU-Japan Regional Cooperation Annual Conference & Matchmaking
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Open until 17 May 2021

Welcome to « EU-Japan Regional Cooperation Annual Conference & Matchmaking »

17-18 May 2021


European and Japanese Clusters,

European Regions & Japanese PrefecturesMajor Cities

The EU-Japan Regional Cooperation Helpdesk launched by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation  provides a new platform towards mobilizing industrial clusters, regions and, and prefectures interested to reinforce existing or build new cooperation, in terms of industry, trade, investment, innovation, tourism, and people mobility. In addition to bilateral cooperation with European and Japanese clusters, they may also open up to joint operation with clusters in third countries , e.g. in Africa, South East Asia, EU neighborhood countries, Latin America.

Target Audience

Interested European regions and Japanese prefectural and major city governments, industrial clusters, and regional development organizations are invited to participate.



Day 1 Annual conference:
Mon 17 May 9-12h(CET)・16-19h(JST)

“Future of EU-Japan Regional Cooperation”

Simultaneous interpretation English/Japanese


Day 2 Matchmaking: Tue 18 May 9-12h(CET)・16-19h(JST)

Consecutive interpretation English/Japanese in case of necessity in all the rooms

The FREE matchmaking event will give you the opportunity to meet potential new partners during pre-arranged 20 minutes meetings and create real business development opportunities. The 5 key sectors are:

  • Biotechnology & Healthcare    
  • Environmental technology & Circular economy
  • Agri food
  • Digital, Photonics & Manufacturing
  • Sustainable tourism   

Why participate?

  • As cluster – discover new suitable Japanese or European clusters and find a new partner
  • As European Region/Japanese Prefecture and Major Cities- find new Japanese or European partners and learn more about regional cooperation

Participants are invited to register and provide a profile describing either an offer or a request. All profiles will be evaluated and published on the website of the EU-Japan Regional Cooperation Conference & Matchmaking.

Organized by:

EU-Japan Regional Cooperation Helpdesk (CEEJA & CLAIR)

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation (DG GROW & METI)

with support of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP)