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1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan to be Held

Japan has strived to discover and support venture and other businesses that would contribute to solving problems in the field of healthcare in Japan, such as through holding the Japan Healthcare Business Contest.
In addition to existing efforts, Japan will hold the 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan as an international conference for facilitating business partnering. This summit aims to introduce excellent services being offered by those ventures in and outside of Japan and inducing investment in healthcare businesses in Japan and overseas by diverse investors and companies worldwide. At this summit, keynote lectures by intellectuals and panel discussions are scheduled, and a pitch contest will be held among Japanese and foreign ventures that have passed the screening. Additionally, a business matching event for ventures to find partners in conducting business in this field in Japan and overseas by inviting diverse companies and investors will also be held.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hopes that further development of unique and effective products/services in the healthcare industry here in Japan, which is facing rapid population aging, will contribute to the extension of healthy life expectancy not only for Japan but also for the rest of the world.

1. Outline of this summit

Title: 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018; Scheduled to start at 10:00
Venue: Nihonbashi Life Science Hub (8th floor, Muromachi Chibagin Mitsui Building) (1-5-5, Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Organizers: METI; Office of Healthcare Policy, Cabinet Secretariat (Cabinet Office); Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW); and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Collaborator: Life Science Innovation Network Japan
Co-events: Bio-Japan 2018; 45th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition; Japan Healthcare Venture Summit (organized by MHLW); and Japan Healthcare Business Contest (organized by METI)

(*) METI will hold the Japan Healthcare Business Contest 2019, separately from the 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan.

2.Programs

Keynote lectures, business contests and a networking reception are scheduled.
Business contests are held separately for the following three themes and grand prix winners are respectively chosen.

  • Well Aging Society
  • Quality Digital Health
  • Biotech

Additionally, panel discussions are held concerning challenges and successful solutions in each field.

3.Co-events

From October 10 to 12, Bio-Japan 2018 (in Yokohama), the Japan Healthcare Venture Summit (in Yokohama), and the 45th International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition (in Tokyo) will be held, after the 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan to be held on October 9.

Bio-Japan 2018 and the Japan Healthcare Venture Summit will be held at the same venue on the same day. In collaboration with these events, the 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan will ask participating companies to also participate in the summit and offer cooperation for business partnering.

Additionally, in collaboration with the Japan Healthcare Business Contest, grand prix winners will be given the right to take part in the 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan.

4.Call for Cooperation

METI calls for participation or cooperation of companies in the 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan and co-events’ organizers as following. Further details for application will be released separately on the website of METI (scheduled in late May).

At present, METI does not accept applications for participation of general visitors.

  • Ventures…Venture businesses involved in business relevant to any of the three themes above mentioned, i.e. Well Aging Society; Quality Digital Health; or Biotech, that participate in this summit. Information of a company that participates in this conference will be publicized broadly in and outside of Japan and the company will have an opportunity to find a business partner from among supporting companies.
  • Supporting companies…Companies that support business and growth of ventures participating in this conference. A supporting company may have an opportunity to partner with ventures participating in this conference. Such partnerships will also contribute to developing supporting companies’ own business.
  • Co-events…Events to hold a healthcare-related contest or symposium or related incubation events; A co-event is to be held around the day of this summit (October 9) to mutually introduce and advertise the details of the event and this summit. It will also work to facilitate business partnering through providing ventures participating in this summit with an opportunity to also participate in the co-event.

Release date

April 27, 2018

Division in Charge

Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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