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Two businesses chosen to attend Global Innovation Forum in Osaka

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) are delighted to announce that two businesses have been successful in their applications to attend Global Innovation Forum 2022.

Earlier this year, the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), in conjunction with TVCC, offered advanced technology start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses the opportunity to participate in the annual Global Innovation Forum (GIF).

Set to take place in Osaka later this year, the GIF provides a unique platform for those seeking to showcase their new products and services to the Japanese market. More than 30 innovative start-ups and businesses, from more than 10 countries, will be exhibiting.

The GIF enables delegates to participate in a series of events including an online exhibition, which is open to all businesses across Japan, virtual live pitches, with simultaneous interpretation to help Japanese companies understand and pre-arranged one to one business meetings with interpreters.

One of the two successful businesses are Cellerate, a UK based company who design and manufacture automated tools who have a mission to accelerate discoveries across battery research and development, and production quality control. They offer faster battery innovation, cost reduction and improved staff morale.

Dr. Richard Fields, Managing Director said “We are delighted to have been successful in our bid to attend GIF 2022. It’s an exciting time for our business and we look forward to the opportunities that GIF will provide.”

Oxfordshire based company Tokamak Energy are the second business to be heading to GIF.  A fusion power research company, they will soon be unveiling their next device, which will be the world’s first high field spherical tokamak to demonstrate the full potential of high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets.

Masako Eguchi-Bacon, the Japan desk representative at TVCC commented: “Osaka is one of the major  Japanese cities where government, industry and academia collaborate to nurture innovation.  They are very enthusiastic in working with overseas start-ups and university spin-outs.

“The two UK start-ups will be conducting their product demonstrations in front of a vast audience through the reach of the virtual platform, followed by B2B meetings.  This will be a great opportunity for UK start-ups to be introduced to companies and organisations from all over Japan.”


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