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TIQ Market Connect
Trade and Investment Queensland Market Connect virtual event - Japan
Are you a seasoned Queensland company in the innovation and digital sectors looking for scale-up or the next stage of growth via international partnerships with Japan?

September’s Market Connect virtual forum provides a chance to hear from a local cyber security technology company, along with market and industry experts on the changing dynamics of the Japanese innovation sector, especially at this turbulent time.

The panel will talk to insights on entering the Japanese market, attracting investment and exploring export with Japan.

You’ll hear from:

- Jamie Wilson, Founder and Executive Chairman, Cryptoloc Technology
- John Kojiro Moriwaka, CEO of Silicon Valley Ventures, Executive Vice President & CIO of Moriwaka Medical
- Tak Adachi, Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner – Japan.
- Brian Ruddle, Managing Director, Impact Innovation

Following the panel discussion, attendees will participate in a breakout room session to network and further understand the opportunities that lie within Japan’s startup and innovation landscape.

The opportunities for Queensland startups in Japan are increasing and Japan Inc are working to source the excellent growth opportunities via open innovation with domestic and international business.

Since 2013, Japanese VC investment in domestic business has grown multiple times and, in 2018 topped more than $3.5 billion. In 2019, Japan Inc.’s cash reserves totalled A$6.8 trillion, serving as a buffer during the COVID-19, and increased demand for digital in Japan. Examples include:

• Investment by Toyo Kanetsu’s venture capital arm into Lyro Robotics, an AgTech startup, assisted by TIQ
• Investment of A$11 million into the Yield, an Australian AgTech firm, by Yamaha Motor’s global arm
• TIQ has attracted Softbank’s robotics arm to Brisbane to explore opportunities in robotics, IoT, and AI.

Sep 24, 2020 10:30 AM in Brisbane

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