Explore
2024-09-02 – 09-12
by International Startup Campus

Market Exploration Trip to Japan 2024 -1

We support you in establishing business relationships with Japanese corporates and you can apply for financial support for flights and accommodation on site.Identify potential customers, partners and suppliers in Japan and to get in touch with them on site. You will receive optional access to relevant information and workshops on the Japanese market, as well as exclusive access to networking events, trade shows and startup competitions.

Format

Coaching | Discussion | Event/Festival | Feedback | Information Event | Grant | Trade Fair | Networking | Presentation | Workshop

Topic

Networks | Administrative & Legal aspects | Business model | Business Planning | Company Building | Female Entrepreneurship | Financing | Funding opportunities | Leadership | Setting a business | startup ecosystem | Import/Export | Internationalization | Opportunities | Optics/Photonics | Pitch Deck | Visa

Region

Japan | Germany

Language

EN | DE

Präsenz

12:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Participation:

Bewerbung

Cost:

Fee/kostenpflichtig

Accessibility:

exklusiv

Ede Möser
University of Jena

Ede Möser works as a consultant in the start-up service of the University of Jena and is responsible for various event and qualification formats as well as workshops for international students, people interested in founding a company and start-ups. In particular, he is the contact person for the area of the Academy and startup ecosystems, but also provides advice and assistance to those interested in market exploration trips.

Valerie Daldrup
University of Jena

Valerie Daldrup has many years of experience in various international projects, especially in cooperation with Asia, and has worked for various associations, international companies and research institutions. She is responsible for the coordination of the subproject at the University of Jena and is the contact person for people interested in founding a company and startups with an interest in internationalization, especially Japan.

Explore Japan

Get to know the Japanese startup and innovation ecosystem.

Explore Japan

Japan: Innovation Partnership

Japan has been Germany's most crucial innovation partner in Asia for over 160 years. Especially in areas such as automotive, manufacturing, or microelectronics, there is a trusting and long-lasting cooperation on which startups can build. Numerous Japanese corporates are interested in collaborating with German startups and are potential customers. The Japanese startup ecosystem is also increasingly gaining momentum.

Close and trustful network

The universities of the International Startup Campus maintain relationships with over 30 Japanese universities, as well as many other institutions and companies in Japan. The central German OptoNet cluster has also maintained good relations with the optics cluster in Hamamatsu for years with numerous companies. To build up the so-called German-Japanese Hub, which rests on the pillars of these already-established trusting relationships, trips to Japan will again be able to occur every six months in 2023 and 2024. In the process, we will visit various Japanese startup and innovation ecosystems. Depending on their profile, startups from Central Germany can get to know excellent networks and cooperation partners there to tap into the Japanese market.

Market Exploration Trips

The International Startup Campus is the key for startups aiming to conquer the Japanese market. Our hub in Japan offers tailored support and unique matchmaking for startups looking to establish themselves in Japan.

 

Tailored Program for Your Startup

Together with you, we'll develop an individual program that precisely caters to your needs and goals. Whether forging new partnerships or strengthening existing connections, our DJ hub will connect you with the right contacts.

Discover New Opportunities On-site

Our market exploration trip allows you to cost-effectively identify potential customers, partners, and suppliers in Japan and engage with them directly on-site. Additionally, we provide access to exclusive information, workshops, networking events, expos, and startup competitions.

Target group 
Startups and founding teams (up to 10 years after founding) who are interested in establishing business relations with japanese business partners.
 

Benefits for participants

  • Co-Financing: Support for flights and hotel cost
  • Individually Tailored Program: customized to your need
  • Matchmaking Support: assistance in initiating business relationships on-site
  • Duration: about 7-10 days (arrive and depart according to your schedule)

 

Explore New Horizons with Our 2024 Market Exploration Trip

Are you planning concrete business intentions in Japan? Be part of our market exploration trip in autumn 2024. We cordially invite you to join this intensive exploration, granting you access to potential partners and a wealth of information about the Japanese market.

 

Secure your spot for 2024 and register now to be part of our upcoming exploration trip to Japan! 

Click here & Apply! 

APPLY FOR CURRENT TRIPS AND EVENTS

2024-03-03 10:45–2024-30-05 10:47
Deadline: 2024-03-03

Startup Wettbewerb JPN-GER

ExploreBeratung | Coaching | Coaching | Feedback | Förderung | Informationsveranstaltung | Messe | Networking | Pitch Deck | Präsentation | Qualifizierungsprogramm | Reise | Wettbewerb
Ihr seid ein vielversprechendes Gründerteam oder Startup aus Japan, die im Universitäts- und Forschungsumfeld verwurzelt sind? Wenn du mit deutschen Start-ups, Unternehmen und Forschungseinrichtungen zusammenarbeiten möchtest, um den europäischen Markt zu erschließen, ist dieser Wettbewerb wie für dich gemacht.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz:
EN
2024-14-03 10:00–2024-23-03 17:00
Deadline: 2023-31-12

Markterkundungsreise Vietnam 2024-1

ExploreBeratung | Förderung | Informationsveranstaltung | Matching | Mentoring | Networking | Qualifizierungsprogramm | Reise | Wettbewerb | Workshop
Das ISC Team der Universität Leipzig organisiert zw. dem 14. – 23. März 2024 eine Markterkundungsreise nach Vietnam. Die Zielgruppe besteht aus Startups die an der Anbahnung von Geschäftsbeziehungen mit vietnamesischen Geschäftspartnern interessiert sind und klare Geschäftsziele in Asien haben.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: Ho Chi Minh City
EN | DE
2024-08-08 10:00–2024-17-08 16:00
Deadline: 2024-16-06

Markterkundungsreise Vietnam 2024-2

ExploreBeratung | Event/Festival | Matching | Mentoring | Messe | Networking | Reise | Workshop | Qualifizierungsprogramm | Förderung
Das ISC Team der Universität Leipzig organisiert zw. dem 8. – 16. August 2024 eine Markterkundungsreise nach Vietnam. Die Zielgruppe besteht aus Startups die an der Anbahnung von Geschäftsbeziehungen mit vietnamesischen Geschäftspartnern interessiert sind und klare Geschäftsziele in Asien haben.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz: u.a. Ho-Chi-Minh City
EN | DE
2024-02-09 00:00–2024-12-09 00:00
Deadline: 2024-30-07

Markterkundungsreise nach Japan 2024 -1

ExploreBeratung | Diskussion | Event/Festival | Feedback | Informationsveranstaltung | Förderung | Messe | Networking | Präsentation | Workshop
Wir unterstützen bei der Anbahnung von Geschäftsbeziehungen zu japanischen Unternehmen und können finanzielle Unterstützung für Flüge und Unterbringung vor Ort beantragen, um potenzielle Kunden, Partner und Lieferanten in Japan zu identifizieren. Ihr erhaltet Zugang zu relevanten Informationen und Workshops über den japanischen Markt sowie exklusiven Zugang zu Networking-Veranstaltungen, Messen etc.
International Startup Campus
Präsenz:
EN | DE

Downloads

Program Outline December 2023

pdf | 70.9 kB

Startup Competition and Explore Central Germany 2024

pdf | 100.2 kB

Impressions from Japan

Our Alumni

IDloop
openUC2
RobustAO
DeepEN
Indigo Optical Systems
SPACEOPTIX
Coachwhisperer
Xsight Optics
Surag
Disaster Relief System

Latest events and deadlines

Application Deadline: 3 March 2024
Market Exploration Trip to Japan 2024 -1
Application Deadline: 3 March 2024
Startup Competition JPN-GER
Application Deadline: 31 October 2023
Market Exploration Trip to Japan 2023 - 2
Application Deadline: 31 December 2024
Market Exploration Trip to Vietnam 2024-1

Testimonials on trips to Japan

Statements and feedback on our market exploration trips and other services.

Contact Our Team

Valerie Daldrup
University of Jena
+49 3641 9 402119

Valerie Daldrup has many years of experience in various international projects, especially in cooperation with Asia, and has worked for various associations…

+49 3641 9 402119
Ede Möser
University of Jena
+49 3641 9 402123

Ede Möser works as a consultant in the start-up service of the University of Jena and is responsible for various event and qualification formats as well as workshops…

+49 3641 9 402123
Valerie Daldrup
University of Jena
+49 3641 9 402119

Valerie Daldrup has many years of experience in various international projects, especially in cooperation with Asia, and has worked for various associations…

+49 3641 9 402119
Ede Möser
University of Jena
+49 3641 9 402123

Ede Möser works as a consultant in the start-up service of the University of Jena and is responsible for various event and qualification formats as well as workshops…

+49 3641 9 402123

Participation:

Bewerbung

Cost:

Fee/kostenpflichtig

Accessibility:

exklusiv