Global innovation visit to Japan with focus on energy: January 2019

Posted on: 16/11/2018

The closing date to apply for the Innovate UK Global Business Innovation Programme’s visit to Tokyo is 26 November.

The visit, delivered by Enterprise Europe Network, takes place from 27 January – 2 February 2019 and is a huge opportunity for UK innovators working in fields such as:

  • Energy systems technologies
  • Flexibility
  • Innovative energy services and customer management
  • Digital energy solutions/services
  • Energy efficiency
  • Distributed energy integration/ smart grids


Japan’s recently approved 5th Strategic Energy Plan shows a strong shift in policy towards renewable energy, although a single objective underlies Japanese energy policy: energy security.  There are huge opportunities for UK innovators with products and services applicable in this context.

Participating UK companies will visit ENEX2019, Smart Energy Japan 2019 and Energy Supply & Service Showcase 2019 all taking place at Tokyo Big Sight.  Pitching sessions as well as company visits to large corporates will be arranged (depending on the participating sectors).


Flights and five nights’ accommodation (one representative per company) will be funded through the Global Business Innovation Programme.  To express an interest in the visit click here to complete the application form.  It is a competitive process; places are limited and applications will be evaluated by a panel of experts.  You will be notified of the outcome by Friday 30 November 2018.

For more information, please contact: Andrew Kent, Senior Client Advisor, Enterprise Europe Network –

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