Sendai innovation night, Oulu

Are you interested in the Japanese market? Are you looking for business opportunities or partners in Japan? Do you want to develop and expand your business in Japan? Are you seeking advanced technologies? Would you like to be or are you already an innovator? Do you like nature, kind-hearted people and tasty Japanese food? If your answer is Yes to one of the questions, SENDAI is your first considering city in Japan to visit.

Sendai city (< 1M population), which is the political and economic center in Tohoku region locating 300km North from Tokyo, is hosting the SENDAI INNOVATION NIGHT event for start-ups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, large companies, research institutes, students and entrepreneur-minded people in cooperation with BusinessOulu.

The University of Tohoku “the center of innovation in Sendai” has ranked No1 for 3 times in series 2020-2022 in Japan version of the College and University ranking. Sendai city has a comfortable environment for everyone having easy accesses to business, research, studying, hands-on supports and nature like Oulu has. In this event, you will hear more about Sendai directly from Sendai people and talk to them in Oulu. Welcome to SENDAI INNOVATION NIGHT!

Event information:

Time: 14 November 2022 (Mon) at 17:00 – 18:00 EEST
Place:  BusinessAsema (Hallituskatu 36B, 90100 Oulu)
Participation is fee but requires registration.
Target group: Anyone interested in Japan.

(Note) The capacity of the event is limited.

Covid notes: 

– Stay at home if you have any symptoms of Covid.
– Wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, cover your face while coughing/sneezing.


17:00 Opening remarks by Representative, City of Sendai

17:05 Introduction of Sendai and Key activities in Sendai by Staffs, City of Sendai
– What’s about Sendai city?
– Key activity introduction (Startup ecosystem, BOSAI-Tech, Global Lab Sendai etc.)
– Q&A

** BOSAI is a Japanese term meaning of preventing and reducing natural disasters.

17: 45 Closing remarks by Olli Löytynoja, Head of Key Accounts and Investments, BusinessOulu
Networking starts

18:00 The event ends

Organizer: City of Sendai (Japan), BusinessOulu
Cooperator: Sendai Finland Wellbeing Center (Japan), Go Global – Invest and Export Oulu –

Sendai city: 


Contact person

Takako Uchida

Senior Advisor, International Affairs, Japan, BusinessOulu