The Call for Expression of Interest is open to SMEs willing to participate to an international mission to explore Japan and its opportunities.

It will take place from March 11th to March 15th, 2024. The mission will be exploratory in nature, in order to discover this important global market and its diverse opportunities. The delegation will visit some of Japan’s world-renowned companies and innovative SMEs in the fields of advanced manufacturing and textiles to look at best practices in terms of digitalisation and sustainability. Industrial visits will be linked to the core sectors defined in the ADMANTEX2i Joint Internationalisation Strategy: the Advanced manufacturing; Advanced textiles; Aerospace and Automotive sectors.

In addition to the programme of industrial visits, B2B matchmaking activities will be carried out with local enterprises in order to boost opportunities for business and innovation partnerships.

The confirmed programme is available below and in the Call for Expression of Interest, together with more details about the Japanese organizations involved and the Smart Manufacturing Summit.

The final programme will be sent to participants 4 weeks in advance of departure, including the individualised agendas for each participating SMEs and RTOs, tailored to their needs, and based on the discussions with their ADMANTEX2i contact point.

The deadline for the application is on February 1st, 2024, 18:00 (CET).

For further information about the text of this Call, requirement details and conditions, please 

Financial support will cover travel expenses.