The 7th Innovation Leaders Summit (hereinafter referred to as ILS 2019), the largest open innovation matching event in Asia organized by PROJECT NIPPON, will be held as a forum for business matching (Dates: October 28 to 30, 2019, Venue: Toranomon Hills).
More than 10,000 people attended ILS 2018 last year. 555 startup companies (including 75 overseas companies) recommended by major VCs in Japan and overseas, along with 128 major corporations, participated in the main program called “POWER MATCHING”, which is a new business alliance matching program. 2,697 one-on-one business meetings were arranged and so far have led to 1,026 collaboration projects.
JETRO and PROJECT NIPPON will promote ILS 2019 in 10 cities around the world (scheduled: Helsinki, Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf, London, Paris, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Singapore) starting on May 13, to encourage overseas startups to participate the event. In Japan, an ILS 2019 PR event will be held in June for major foreign companies in Japan seeking to match with Japanese startups.
Overview of "Promotion of Business Matching between Overseas Startups and Japanese Companies"