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Posted: September 10, 2008
German Business Delegation Visits Japanese Nanotechnology Clusters
(Nanowerk News) Japan is still the strongest economy in Asia. In order to
investigate the opportunities for European companies in
Japan, IVAM Microtechnology Network has been exploring
the Japanese market systematically for several years.
early September, a German delegation visited the companies
Panasonic and Omron and the Nano Clusters in Nagano and
Osaka. The exchange had been organized by IVAM in
cooperation with the Japanese Micromachine Center.
A visit of the production facilities of the two Japanese
companies offered plenty opportunity to discuss the latest
production technologies. In the Nagano Nano Cluster a
meeting was held in the Shinshu University in Ueda.
cluster researches electronic printing and functional textiles
with nanomaterials. The Creation Core Higashi Osaka
(CCHO) unites more than twenty nanotechnology start-ups.
One conclusion of the mission was that high-tech made in
Germany has to be noticeably better than the Japanese
competition in order to be sought after.
“The visit was a
success, because companies from Japan are now planning
to visit the German companies”, states IVAM’s managing
director Dr. Uwe Kleinkes. The German delegation included
representatives of the companies NanoFocus AG, 3DMicromac
AG, SUSS MicroTec AG and Plan Optik AG.
In 2009 IVAM’s will organize the Japanese-German
Micro/Nano Business Forum at the Exhibition
Micromachine/MEMS in Tokyo again. Companies interested
in presenting their products on the forum, may contact Daniel
Gralki, phone +49 (0)231 9742 7080, e-mail [email protected]