EU-Japan Co-operation initiatives: Vulcanus in Europe - Keys to Japan

Monday 12 June 2017

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is promoting Vulcanus in Europe and Keys to Japan, two highly demanded opportunities for European companies.

These opportunities are a joint venture between the Japanese Government/METI and the European Commission/DG Enterprise & Industry.

KEYS TO JAPAN - Compete for sponsorship of your market entry plan for Japan
For EU / Cosme SMEs

Through its ‘Keys to Japan’ competition, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation supports EU / COSME SMEs with a partial sponsorship worth €7,000 for the draft of a market entry plan/feasibility study tailored to your specific needs in Japan and delivered by the prestigious Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC)

- Deadline to apply: 31 July 2017, 5.30pm Tokyo local time
- More info / costs for the company / application form visit
- contact Fabrizio Mura, telephonel +81(0)3 6408 0281, email

VULCANUS IN EUROPE - Host a Japanese intern and get a new input into your R&D projects
For EU-based industrial companies

The EU-Japan Centre is inviting applications from EU companies to host Japanese trainees for eight months (August 2018 - March 2019).

The trainees come from leading Japanese universities and are students in engineering, biology, chemistry, or other scientific/high-tech fields. They will be able to communicate in your company’s local EU language.

EU company’s advantages: a valuable addition to the R&D workforce and an insight into the Japanese culture, extremely useful for successful business with Japan.

- Application deadline: 23 September 2017
- More information and application form at
- Contact: Margherita Rosada on +32 2 282 3715 or by email at

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