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07 Oct - 11 Oct South Korea and Japan

Swedish Life Science Delegation to South Korea and BioJapan exhibition 2013

Opportunities to meet leading South Korean Life Science companies in Seoul and to attend BioJapan2013 - Asia's largest bio-related business matching event.

Delegation visit to Seoul, South Korea, October 7-8, 2013

Swedish companies are offered unique opportunities to meet major South Korean companies as well as SMEs in primarily medical technology/devices sector. The aim is to open up for contacts between Swedish and South Korean companies, to generate common R&D projects through the EUREKA network and to generate business opportunities. 
Sponsorship for Swedish companies is made possible through VINNOVA since South Korea is an assigned Eureka country. This means that if a Swedish company can identify potential South Korean partner companies to its R&D project, it may apply for sponsorship from VINNOVA and then together with the South Korean partner develop a common project plan and search for Eureka funding.

We foresee to attract a group of around 10 companies to the delegation. The companies that are selected can expect sponsorship in the area of SEK 10,000 - 15,000 or so (TBD by VINNOVA). This means that add-on cost to also attend BioJapan 2013 is not so high.

A match making session between South Korean and Swedish companies will be managed in the afternoon on October 7th. October 8th will be devoted to further company meetings. The companies that are interested in attending BioJapan 2013 will be leaving for Tokyo in the evening of October 8th.

It is our hope and belief that this activity will contribute to strengthening of the very good relations between Sweden and South Korea and to generate a higher number of not only Individual EUREKA projects but also bilateral Eurostars projects under H2020.

The organizers of the delegation visits are Business Sweden, the Swedish Trade and Invest Council, www.business-sweden.se and VINNOVA (as part of the EUREKA activities) in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Seoul, Business Region Göteborg, Invest in Skåne, Stockholm Business Region Development and Västerbotten Investment Agency. 

BioJapan in Tokyo, JAPAN, October 9-11

The objective of the delegation is to offer Swedish companies an opportunity to meet major Japanese companies in pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, health care and environment industries. In addition our hope is the initiative will generate business opportunities between Swedish and Japanese companies.

What is BioJapan?
BioJapan 2013 is the largest bio-related business matching event in Asia. It is the best exhibition for companies that are seeking for business partners and the seeds of cutting edge bio-technologies.
Date: Oct. 9th (Wed) – Oct. 11th (Fri), 2013
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama
Partnering: 550 companies / 900 delegates from 22 countries and 3,380 one-to-one meetings
Exhibition: 434 exhibitors / 351 booth stands / 18 countries and 12,369 visitors
Seminars: 21 organizer seminars / 18 sponsored seminars and 112 company presentations

What you can do at BioJapan 2013
Exhibition: Business Sweden will have one booth (3m x 3m). Each company can use it as a base and to place the company brochures and product catalogues at the exhibition booth.

Company presentation: We will have a 60 min. presentation slot at a special venue within the exhibition hall. Each company will have 8-10 min. to present the technology/products.

Online matching system: Each company will have an access to an online matching system and can make appointments with Japanese key companies of their interests online through BioJapan matching system. It is an efficient method to find companies. To meet, Swedish companies can create a page of their profile, search other company profiles, send meeting requests to others and accept or decline requests from others. A meeting schedule will be automatically established.

Welcome reception: Is arranged by organizer of BioJapan 2013 on October 9th. This is a good opportunity for participants from Sweden to meet with VIP visitors and Japanese key pharmaceutical companies.

Please contact Peter Bramberg at Business Sweden for further information about the delegations to South Korea and Japan: Peter.Bramberg@Business-Sweden.se