Art & Design

The Innovation Potential in UK-Japan Relations

25 June 2014, London


In the current economic climate, the costs of developing and growing new businesses in Japan are often prohibitively high. This is offset by the fact that many intellectual properties are already protected in Japan, but an ongoing focus on basic – rather than applied – research in Japan has brought many Japanese companies to the UK to work with British SMEs and universities in developing new business. The R&D carried out in British research labs has led in many cases to great commercial success, and the speakers will present in which business areas it has happened and the processes and reasons behind this.


To examine the current state of R&D collaboration between Japanese companies and their British research labs as well as the British companies that support them, the Japan Society is delighted to support the Asia-Pacific Technology Network in presenting three case studies of Japanese companies who have benefited from conducting R&D operations in the UK. As well as Oxford’s Sharp Labs Europe, whose development of LCD-related technologies, including 3D displays, has generated great success, representatives from Hitachi’s Transport, Energy & Environment Laboratory (TEEL) and Kratos Analytical Ltd, a Shimadzu Group company in the UK will also provide their perspective.



Free to Fasken Martineau clients, APTN annual supporters and Japan Society members
(see the APTN website for non-member prices)

Book via email here (please put ‘Japan Society member booking’ as the email subject line)

Booking deadline – Monday 23 June

25 June 2014, 5.30pm

Fasken Martineau, 17 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HU

Tel:020 7935 0475

The Japan Society, Asia-Pacific Techonology Network