FOCUS JAPAN: Michigan Automotive and Robotics Showcase
Are you an innovative firm offering advanced manufacturing solutions? Are you interested in expanding your business in the lucrative Japanese market?
The U.S. Commercial Service in Michigan, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the U.S. Embassy in Japan have joined forces to organize the Focus Japan: Michigan Automation and Robotics Showcase for Michigan companies looking to expand sales and build relationships in Japan. Up to five Michigan companies will be selected to make live presentations of their innovative solutions to Japanese manufacturers, distributors, and agents. Live interpreters will support presentations and Q&A.
Automation and robotics sectors including the following applications:
Autonomous mobile robots
Smart gripping systems/technologies
AI services/software for robotics and automation
Process controls/industrial control systems
Applicants must have operations in Michigan
Product offerings must contain at least 51% US content
Applicants should offer innovative automation and robotics solutions with market potential in Japan
Companies with experience working with Japanese customers are encouraged to apply
Up to five companies will present their products for 10 minutes each, followed by a Q&A session with Japanese buyers
Live interpretation will be provided for company presentations and Q&A
The U.S. Embassy in Japan will counsel participating companies on Japan specific market issues
The U.S. Commercial Service will facilitate matchmaking meetings following the event
MEDC will review applications to determine which products best meet the above criteria and will make the final selection of companies. The U.S. Embassy in Japan will review applications to provide feedback to MEDC on the market potential of products in Japan.
Upon selection, participation fee is $400. Participating companies are invited to apply for an MEDC Michigan State Trade Expansion Program (MI-STEP) grant which will reimburse 75 percent of the fee for qualifying companies.
Date and Time
Wednesday Nov 17, 2021 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 17, 2021. There are a limited number of spots so get your applications in early!
Upon selection, Participation fees are $400 (MI-STEP Grant available). To apply, click here.