Japan Icebreaking Hours – Oulu meets Japan, Oulu

This will be the first-ever “Reverse Pitching” event of Japanese companies & a local municipality in Oulu. Come and find out if you’re the groundbreaking company they’ve been looking for! It’s the perfect chance to make valuable connections with Japan in a cozy atmosphere. 5 Japanese companies and 1 local municipality (business gateway for Hokkaido) welcome you!

The event is aimed especially at tech startups, companies, and research institutes interested in collaboration with Japan.

Time: 1 March 2024 at 12:15 – 14:00 EEST (Door opens at 12)
Place: StartupStation (Hallituskatu 36A, 90100 Oulu)
Registration: https://www.lyyti.in/JAPAN_ICEBREAKING_HOURS__Startup_meets_Japan_8050

Participation is free of charge but registration is required.

Dress code: Casual or business casual (no necktie, no formal jacket).

Finger foods, snacks, and drinks will be available.


12:00 Door opens (registration)

12:15 Opening remarks by BusinessOulu

12:20 Introduction of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization, JETRO, is the Japanese government-related agency that promotes trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world)

12:30-13:30 Reverse pitching (10min each, 7-8min pitching + Q&A)

  • 12:30 1st presenter: Marubeni Corporation
  • 12:40 2nd presenter: NGK Europe GmbH
  • 12:50 3rd presenter: Niterra
  • 13:00 4th presenter: Kikkoman Europe R&D Laboratory B.V.
  • 13:10 5th presenter: Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland
  • 13:20 6th presenter: City of Sapporo

13:30 Networking

14:00 Closing remarks by JETRO

View more information about the event here.

Organizers: JETRO, BusinessOulu

Supporter: Business Opportunities for the International Market