Join the delegation trip from 27 February to 3 March 2023 -
organised in partnership with ExplorAsia !

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Join our delegation from 27 February – 03 March 2023 as you will be attending the vibrant conference  City Tech Tokyo and exploring Kobe City.
You don’t want to miss this chance!

Who can take part?

  • Berlin-based startups (early-stage) and SMEs – Founders/Co-Founders/CTO/CPO who are interested in the market
  • Ecosystem builders who are interested in building partnerships with businesses in Japan
  • Business Development Managers & Partnership Managers of companies/startups/scaleups
  •  Sales & Marketing Director/Manager of companies/startups
  •  Investors (VCs), Angel Investors, Impact Investors
  •  Bilateral Partnerships Agencies

How much does it cost?

We pay all-inclusive local expenses, including city transportation, food, and networking events. You only need to cover your flights and accommodation.


  • Five-day program in Tokyo and Kobe
  • Participation and exhibition free of charge at the new City-Tech.Tokyo conference
  • Government institutional visits
  • Meetings with corporates, investors, startups, and startup support organizations
  • Networking events with local startup ecosystem actors
  • Informal dinners/activities to build relationships and acquaint the Delegation members

Why Japan?

Japan is one of the largest economies in the world, third only to the US and China. Despite having the oldest population globally, 92,8% of Japanese use the internet, way more than Americans (74,77%).
Japan took the concept of Industry 4.0 and transformed into Society 5.0. The country aims to become the most connected and data-driven providing customized solutions through the adoption of AI, robotics, big data, and drones – as well as through policy and regulatory reform. Partnering with the private sector, Ministry of Economy, Trade is developing a system in which Big Data can be traded securely and effectively. And to enable development of new services, The National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science had set up a cloud-based access to the fastest supercomputer which allows SMEs to crunch large amounts of data for deep learning and AI.
As a part of this delegation trip, you will be attending the City Tech Tokyo Conference and getting a deep dive into Kobe City Startup Ecosystem.  The delegation is organized in partnership with ExplorAsia. The ExplorAsia project supports Berlin-based startups & SMEs working in the Advanced Materials space to explore internationalization opportunities in Asia. It is a flagship initiative of INAM – the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials, based in Berlin.

Why join a delegation trip?

Explore the Startup Scene

Exchange Experience with other Founders


Expand your Professional Network