THE Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) are inviting African startups, accelerators, and incubators to the Japan Innovation Bridge (J-Bridge) Launch event with the theme: “The Future of Innovation in Africa -Seizing Business Opportunities Through Collaboration with Japanese companies”.
Japan Innovation Bridge (J-Bridge) is a business platform for the creation of international open innovation, to support collaboration and alliance between Japanese and overseas companies in both the digital and green ﬁelds.In 2021, METI and JETRO launched the Japan Innovation Bridge (J-Bridge).
According to the organisers, this launch event, will focus on the budding innovations in Africa and the local startup scene that is giving birth to them and will introduce examples of pioneering collaborations between Japanese and African companies, as well as promising local startups that are motivated to collaborate.
To further promote this initiative, METI and JETRO seized the opportunity of the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8) and expanded the J-Bridge service deployment area to Africa from April 2022.
And now, to commemorate this, METI and JETRO have decided to hold a J-Bridge Africa Launch Event for startups, accelerators, and incubators prior to TICAD8.
In Africa, the presence of startups, accelerators, and incubators has increased dramatically in recent years as a driving force for economic growth. Investment in startups has also increased signiﬁcantly, and many collaborations with companies outside the African region have also emerged.
The organizers look forward to participation of leading and interested African startups, accelerators, and incubators at the launch.
There would be dialogue and panelists’discussion where CCHub and other participants would feature.
Panel discussion is titled: “Creating Synergies through Collaboration” – Japanese companies talk about examples of partnerships with African companies.
Top executives of Co-creation Hub, Kepple Africa Ventures, Mobility54 Investment SAS, UNITED, MITSUI&CO EUROPE PLC and Musashi Seimitsu Industry will be part of the panelists.
The event will hold via Zoom on Thursday, August 4, 2022 7:00~8:45am (WET) / 8:00~9:45am (WAT) / 9:00~10:45am (CAT) / 10:00~11:45am (EAT).
To register,visit: https://www.jetro.go.jp/form5/pub/jaa/jb_africa_event
Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 3 at noon (JST) / 3:00am (WET) / 4:00am (WAT) / 5:00am (CAT) / 6:00am (EAT).