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Japan Innovation Night: Future Perspectives on BioTech and Manufacturing

In-person session

February 11, 2021 | 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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The shift to online work has broken down geographical barriers to bring global collaboration right to our fingertips. Now the strengthening biotechnology industry in Japan is closer than ever to the Boston community of biotech entrepreneurs and innovators. The Japanese pharmaceutical industry is the 2nd largest in the world. With Japanese drug giant Takeda rooted in Cambridge, MA, there is already a strong history of collaboration between the Boston and Japanese biotech communities – and that link is getting stronger. This virtual conference will highlight trends in Japan and opportunities for collaborations between Boston and Japan. Attendees will learn about the importance of Japanese biotech manufacturing, see cutting-edge technologies from Japanese biotech startups, and hear about the latest emerging areas of innovation from Japan. Join our fireside chat, panel, and pitch presentations to hear from experts and startups from both sides of the globe, as we explore how the Boston and Japanese biotech communities can work together to accelerate innovation to improve health for all.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

CIC Japan DeskJETRO and Consulate-General of Japan in Boston

Schedule at Glance

​​3:30 – 4:00 PM (ET) ROUND TABLE: Make Things Happen: Innovation and Opportunities Around Cambridge

4:00 – 4:45 PM (ET) FIRESIDE CHAT: International Collaborations and the Rise of Manufacturing

5:00 – 6:00 PM (ET) PITCH SESSION: Meet the Latest Japanese BioTech and MedTech Innovations

6:00 – 7:00 PM (ET) PANEL: Emerging Industries in Japan: AgeTech, FemTech, SportsTech