Techtera organises joint missions abroad for participants (firms, laboratories, universities) to initiate various actions: technological and business monitoring, business development, identification of partners, network development.
Japan mission – January 2016
Techtera organised its first technology and trade mission to Japan in January 2016. It took with it six enterprises from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region to discover the Japanese markets of Health, the Elderly and Sport.
Conducted jointly with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Japan (CCIFC), the mission addressed trade issues (B2B meetings, sales outlets, networking, legal awareness, etc.) and technology (monitoring, visit to showrooms) to allow participants to discover or learn more about Japan.
This mission has enabled participating companies to build and consolidate their ties with Japanese companies through:
- The emergence of business opportunities
- Access to information concerning textile innovation in Japan
- Country/market monitoring of local players
- Promotion of the textile industry in the region
“The Japan Mission […] gave us a first, highly targeted approach […], into the best framework conditions for a very streamlined internal preparation; thanks to the work done upstream by the Techtera team. This joint trip was optimised by targeted, organised meetings, which formed a positive support and accelerator […]”.
Christophe Podevin, CEO, Ycone company
Techtera offers its members logistics and communication support at the major international trade fairs for the textiles and composites industry. In particular, the cluster can help SMEs fulfil the conditions for access to grants from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region to facilitate their admission to the shows.
In 2015 and 2016, the cluster went with members to the JEC and Techtextil fairs, offering firms services such as:
- Display space
- Press kits
- Communication in specialist magazines
- Organisation of networking cocktails
- Organisational support
Techtera proposes exchanges around feedback from research into topics of specific issues to enable participants to learn about the opportunities in different sectors.
Sessions have also been organised around the Japanese market; one concerning the Transport sector and the other concerning Health and Welfare.
Contact: Julie Rafton-Jolivet, firstname.lastname@example.org