Cooperation with Saitama, Japan

Saitama

The Japanese city of Saitama selected the Forum MedTech Pharma as one of two partners for the "Regional Industry Tie-up" program. This program was advertised by "JETRO", the Japanese External Trade Organization. Within the scope of this cooperation 2 representatives of the network management and 2 representatives of medtech companies visited Saitama from 11 - 18 February 2012.

The cooperation agreement contains a number of delegations and cooperation meetings between Saitama and the Forum MedTech Pharma until 2014.

Following activities have been realized:

  • Delegation from Saitama to MedTech-Pharma Partnering Event (June 2011)
  • Delegation of Forum MedTech Pharma and selected member companies to Saitama (February 2012)

Cooperation visit to Japan February2012
Meeting JapanWithin the scope of this cooperation 2 representatives of the network management and 2 representatives of medtech companies visited Saitama from 11 - 18 February 2012 to explore possibilities of cooperation.

The responsibles in Saitama organized an extensive and highly informative visit program with an international co-operation seminar, a matchmaking event, 8 company and institution visits, and a visit of the exhibition "Nanotech" in Tokyo.

Robert Geiger from Aktormed GmbH summarized his impressions: "Apart from the opportunity to experience the power of the medium-sized Japanese suppliers on site, for me it was equally important to gain insight into the Japanese culture and mindset. Delegation Japan In the contacts I made, I see the chance of a growing cooperation. On the other hand, Japan could be an interesting market for our products." Dr. Andreas Hartlep from Cerbomed GmbH made similar experiences. "This trip provided an opportunity to initialize contacts with companies of the region of Saitama. Impressive were the high quality and competences of the companies and the perfect organization."

Forum MedTech Pharma will expand the partnership relations. For July 2012 a visit of a group of entrepreneurs from Saitama in Bavaria is planned - including a participation at the congress "MedTech Pharma 2012".