Advanced Nanotechnologies (AN) has participated together with other 18 European companies devoted to nanomaterials, nano evaluation and measurements and nanofabrication technology on the Cluster Support Mission on Nanotechnologies promoted and organized by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in Japan. As a company devoted to the development of nanocoatings for industrial purposes, AN has been selected by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation to travel to Sendai and Tokyo and get in touch with Japanese actors on the nanotechnology field and commercial companies.
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is a unique joint venture between the European Commission and the Japanese Government that, since 1987, aims at promoting all forms of industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan. The main purposes of this mission have been displaying European technology at one of Japan’s leading trades shows, meeting potential business partners, creating new business opportunities and developing partnerships and business cooperation. Therefore, during the Cluster Support Mission on Nanotechnologies in Japan from 28th January to 1st February, Antonio Onteniente, CEO of AN, has visited two departments of the renowned Tohoku University in Sendai, the Micro System Integration Centre (μSIC) and the Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), all on invitation by the Miyagi Prefectural Government. Moreover, Mr. Onteniente, has had the opportunity to officially present the company and its services and products to many Japanese companies interested in nanocoatings in B2B meetings organized by EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation. This matchmaking event, there have been 62 meetings between 21 company representatives from 8 EU member states and 20 Japanese companies mostly from Miyagi Prefecture. „Our experience in Sendai has been very positive. We’ve had very productive meetings and, together with the visit at Tohoku University, we gained good insights about the ecosystem in Miyagi.” – comments Antonio Onteniente.
Already in Tokyo, AN has counted on a stand by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation at the International Nanotechnology Exhibition Conference Nano tech 2019, the world’s largest exhibition in the nanotechnology field. Many visitors have arrived with detailed questions about certain technologies and a matchmaking scheme at the exhibition, as well as an evening reception, have provided more opportunities for networking. According to Mr. Onteniente: „Japanese market really appreciates the value and potential of nanocoatings. Therefore, there is a great opportunity for European technological companies, like Advanced Nanotechnologies, to find both partners and clients in this country”. Thus, the company plans to count on representatives in Japan in the next months to be able to successfully introduce the solutions of the company, which is currently focusing on anti-scratch, anti-fog, wear resistance, gas barrier, anti-corrosion and anti-fingerprint solutions amongst others.
Miyagi Prefectural Government has invited Advanced Nanotechnologies and other EU companies to visit the renowned Tohoku University facilities.
A matchmaking scheme at the exhibition as well as an evening reception has brought additional opportunities for networking.
Mr. Antonio Onteniente, CEO of Advanced Nanotechnologies, during the mission of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation.
Our stand in the International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference Nano tech 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.
The Japan Nanotechnology mission organized in collaboration with the Eu-Japan Center and the Advanced Materials Cluster has been a very profitable journey from which we are already obtaining the first results.