Since 2011, BioM has a transnational biotechnology and life sciences cooperation arrangement with Osaka in the Kansai region, Japan. Our partnership with Osaka Bio Headquarters includes exchanging information about new technologies in the respective region, industrial developments and academic potentials. The cluster organizations learn about best practices in technology transfer and the support of biotechnology SMEs in internationalization. This should pave the way for industry/industry and industry/academy co-operations between both regions.

Our partnership with Japan is further tightened by the project  InnoMuNiCH, developed within the scope of the Leading-Edge Cluster initiative by BioM and promoted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It supports the establishment of a platform for joint research and development ventures between Bavarian companies and Japanese research facilities or pharmaceutical companies.

The Bavarian government maintains an office in Japan (Tokyo) to assist Bavarian companies in business activities in Japan.  Bavarian Office Japan

Every year BioM organizes a common stand at BioJapan, jointly with Bayern International. Events

bioXclusters plusprovides support for the development of the Japanese market.

JETRO offers an online portal on which German and Japanese companies can search for business and cooperation partners:  TTPP International Business Matching Site.

Within the scope of the eLSi-project BioM and its project partners have created a comprehensive, free information package on the life sciences industry and business culture in Japan. eLSi Japan

BioM and Kawasaki City, Japan, hold a Memorandum of Understanding on the Promotion of Business Exchanges.

Dr. Stephanie Bartelsen-Wehnelt
Dr. Stephanie Bartelsen-Wehnelt

Start-up & Development Program Lead