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Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley
Accelerate business development from the evolving innovation city
 Silicon Valley is known for the largest IT innovation hub since SV is the place where the world's leading venture capital and a major IT company gathers. Experienced angel investors, VCs, and accelerators functions as assessors of the new emerging technologies, mentors for the bright founders and matchmakers of the top talents and potential clients to network through their vast network.The objectives of these players are to structure the ways to gain latest market trends for the local expansion of its business through arranging presentations or business negotiations for talented ventures worldwide.
 Particularly in recent years, investment in software and healthcare is increasing. Along with increase in medical data which lead to the accelerations of the clinical trials, and improvement of commercial sample of inspection services etc., the growing interests toward health in society as a whole, a total investment toward Healthcare in 2016 recorded 4.2 billion dollars. Therefore, we are looking for a wide range of enterprises in the area of "IoT" and "medical services / equipment".

【*】Registration Period from July 28 (Fri) 2017 to September 18 (Mon) 2017
Singapore
Singapore
Accelerate your business in Singapore implementing government-led deregulation and easing of certification experiments and becoming the most important
 As opposed to Silicon Valley which is expanded by company-led innovation, Singapore set outs government lead environment where actively promote the demonstration experiments for Smart Nation(IoT) and Healthcare related area. Moreover, when Singaporean company consider to expand its business to abroad, there is a tendency to first aim to scale within Asia rather than Europe. This, as a result led to receiving the financing or strategic alliances from foreign companies and VCs aiming to enter Asia. There are many successful cases Japanese companies should refer to.
 Also, for Japanese firms aiming to expand into Southeast Asia and India, there is a large advantage in time difference and distance to the market and therefore, it is often used as a hub for the entry into the market. By experiencing and learning local regulations and measures through this project in the field of smart city (IoT) or Healthcare where entry is relatively easier, you will deepen your understanding and grasp the sense of discussion points with local key persons in business negotiations.

【*】Registration Period from July 28 (Fri) 2017 to September 18 (Mon) 2017
Austin
Austin
Obtaining feedback from local people and making a foothold for overseas business expansion through the SXSW “Trade Show”.
SXSW “Trade Show,” one of America's largest business events which is held every March, attracts attention from media outlets, prominent entrepreneurs and engineers all over the world because of the innovative services and products exhibited.
The aim of this course is:
Creating opportunities for members of the media and engineers to meet
Obtaining feedback with the aim of localizing the services and products to appeal to local consumers
* Recruitment period: From Friday, July 28 to Monday, September 18, 2017 (deadline)
Helsinki・Berlin
Helsinki・Berlin
Obtaining feedback from local people and creating a foothold for overseas business expansion through the "SLUSH" and "Disrupt."
The mission will visit two countries in Europe. First, mission members will take part in the start-up event "SLUSH" in Helsinki, Finland, by setting up a booth, and after that, they will also participate in a networking event. Following that, they will move to Germany to take a tour of "Disrupt Berlin" and take part in a networking reception.
* Recruitment period: From Friday, July 28 to Monday, September 18, 2017 (Deadline)
Israel
Israel
To obtain knowhow to create innovation through experiencing the ecosystem of a "start-up nation" by YLP.
Israel is referred to as the Silicon Valley of the Middle East. Israeli start-ups have been drawing attention from the world's leading companies because they have been proactively applying military technologies to various fields and they have also been taking full advantage of cyber security infrastructure. This is possible thanks to the following characteristics of Israel:
- A culture where failure is tolerated
- The formation of a community through military service which is mandated regardless of gender
- The creation of innovation based on knowledge of advanced technology and technologies of new industrial fields
- Powerful entrepreneurship of startups
It is referred to as a “startup nation” because industry, academic and government players of the whole country are incorporated into the ecosystem. By giving mission members an opportunity to experience such an ecosystem, JETRO aims to enlighten them about entrepreneurship and strongly promote it.
* Recruitment period: From Friday, July 28 to Monday, September 18, 2017 (Deadline)