14 June | Conference

The Future of a Sustainable Society - Japan UK Tech Collaboration

Date :
14 June 2024
Time :
All Day
Location :
One Great George Street
Event Type :

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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


  • JETRO London


Co-organizers (Planned)

  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
  • Embassy of Japan in the UK (EOJ)
  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)


Draft Agenda

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

Part 1 (1pm – 2:25pm)

  • Opening Remarks (UK/Japanese government)
  • Talk on Open Innovation for Japan and JETRO’s support (JETRO)
  • Reverse Pitching Sessions by Japanese companies
    • A) Smart City
      • Dynamic Map Platform Europe, GmbH
      • Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
      • Shimizu Corporation
    • B) Biotechnology
      • ITOCHU Europe PLC
  • Tea Break, Networking


Part 2 (2:25pm – 3:40pm) 


  • Panel Discussion “How to collaborate with Japanese companies?”
    • Moderator: Amelia Armour, Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners
    • Panelist: Naoki Kamimaeda, Partner and Europe Division Head, Global Brain Corporation
    • Remaining panelist name(s) will be released at a closer date to the event
  • Reverse Pitching Sessions by Japanese companies
    • B)Biotechnology (Continued)
      • Kikkoman Europe R&D Laboratory B.V.
      • Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland GmbH​
    • C)Advanced Manufacturing and Materials
      • JX Advanced Metals Corporation
      • Panasonic Industry


Part 3 (3:40pm – 5:10pm)

  • Networking among participants



Please register via the following form.

The registration will be closed at 5pm on the 7th of June 2024 (BST).

Application Form



Should you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the following e-mail.

ldn_invest@jetro.go.jp (Persons in charge: Mr. Gamada, Ms. Kaminagayoshi