Events . Global Business Innovation Visit to Japan – Focus on Energy
Global Business Innovation Visit to Japan – Focus on Energy
Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme, delivered by Enterprise Europe Network, is organising a visit to Tokyo for innovative businesses, active in the energy innovation sector.
Japan is an attractive country for its excellence in Science and Technology and is one of the top R&D countries in the world. It is ranked 1st in Asia in Innovation (source: World Economic Forum “The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018”).
In 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station marked a turning point for Japan’s overall energy policy and the sector is one of high priority for the Japanese government.
The recently approved 5th Strategic Energy Plan shows a strong shift in policy towards renewable energy, although a single objective underlies Japanese energy policy: energy security. There are huge opportunities for UK innovators with products and services applicable in this context.
ENEX2019, Smart Energy Japan 2019 and Energy Supply & Service Showcase 2019 all taking place at Tokyo Big Sight. Pitching sessions as well as company visits to large corporates will be arranged (depending on the participating sectors).
This opportunity is open to innovators working in fields such as the following:
• Energy Systems Technologies
• Innovative Energy Services and Customer Management
• Digital Energy Solutions/Services
• Distributed Energy Integration/Smart grids
On acceptance to the visit, a commitment fee of £500 will be taken from you, which will be returned on completion of the
programme and agreed action plan.
Non-attendance after formal acceptance will result in forfeiting the commitment fee.
This visit is part of Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme. For approved companies, Innovate UK will fund flights and five nights accommodation.
To participate in this visit, you must be an innovative SME, active in the energy sector and established in the UK.
You must participate in the pre-visit workshops and work closely with your assigned Enterprise Europe Network adviser before and after the visit.
How to apply
To express interest in participating click here to complete the application form. It is a competitive process, places are limited and applications will be evaluated by a panel of experts from the organisers. You will be notified of the outcome by Friday 30 November 2018.