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FBRI is a proud partner of German Entrepreneurship Asia!

June 22, 2021

Since last year, the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe (FBRI) has partnered with German Entrepreneurship Asia to support the Japan Market Discovery (Next Step) program. FBRI and German Entrepreneurship Asia continue their collaboration to support high potential German startups in exploring Japan’s MedTech market and medical regulations through seminars and mentoring sessions.

The Market Discovery (Next Step) program helps German startups to validate the suitability of their business in new potential target markets in Asia. Through the program, startups gain first hand market insights, explore individual business opportunities within the local ecosystem, and directly connect with potential customers and partners on the ground.

2021 Program

First Round : May 17th ~ July 2nd
Second Round : September 13th ~ October 29th

FBRI participated in a kick off seminar on February 25th !

Mr. Masahide Azuma of FBRI spoke about Japan’s MedTech Ecosystem and introduced the KOBE Biomedical Innovation Cluster (KBIC)

FBRI gave lectures on ”Japan healthcare regulations / Regulatory SCI” on May 21st !

Mr. Masahide Azuma of FBRI spoke about Japan’s MedTech Ecosystem and KOBE Biomedical Innovation Cluster (KBIC)’s role and supporting system

Mr. Tadanori Yasuda of FBRI spoke about regulation related to Japan’s MedTech market and various application procedures

FBRI coordinators specializing in medical device and pharmaceutical area were assigned as mentors and gave insights on entering the Japanese market and practical advice on responding to regulatory affairs at 1:1 meetings with German startups during the program’s Phase 2 – Industry & Market Validation period.

German Entrepreneurship Asia is an innovation services provider specialized in building collaboration structures between governments, corporates, investors, and startups in the innovation ecosystems of Asia and Europe. As part of German Entrepreneurship, we are responsible for the execution of German Accelerator within Asia, a program funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to empower high potential German startups to discover and access markets in this region.