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  • Joint exhibition between Sendai and BusinessOulu at the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2015

    • 2016/03/15 Business
    • We organized a joint exhibition as Sendai/BusinessOulu (Finland) at the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2015, which was held at the Makuhari Messe on September 17th to 20th, 2015. The TOKYO GAME SHOW is an exhibition of leading game companies, both nationally and internationally, which attracts many participants every year not only from Japan but also from abroad, including game companies, journalists, and general visitors. The TOKYO GAME SHOW 2015 attracted 268,000 visitors across four days. Sendai, which manages GLS, set up a joint booth exhibition aimed at visitors from Japan and abroad, as part of their partnership with Oulu, carrying out PR activities for GLS and other IT/game industry initiatives, as well as showcasing the works of game development companies in Sendai, the prize winning works of the 1st Sendai App Contest DA・TE・APPS! 2015, and more. In addition, exhibitors from Oulu included lecturers and students from Oulu Game Lab, as well as game development companies from the Oulu region, who showcased their own works. The TOKYO GAME SHOW had never until then witnessed a joint booth exhibition between a Japanese local government and an overseas organization. This collaboration attracted a great deal of attention as a unique initiative in this field.

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    Joint exhibition between Sendai and BusinessOulu at the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2015

  • Visit to Oulu, Finland / Business Matching

    • 2016/03/15 Business
    • Sendai and the Sendai City Industrial Promotion Organization (hereafter “the organization”) signed an industrial development agreement with Oulu and BusinessOulu in 2005. Since then, the exchanges between corporations and the cooperative support between industrial, academic, and governmental institutions have promoted the development of industries in both cities. A diverse range of areas including ICT, healthcare, environmental technology, and residential housing. In addition, a “Cooperation Agreement for the Promotion of the Games Industry” was signed in March 2014 as a cooperative result of these relationships. This agreement has opened doors for the cooperation between GLOBAL Lab SENDAI and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences, as well as for exchanges between corporations. In this way, exchanges between Sendai and Oulu are taking place within the games industry and a variety of other fields. Oulu VisitAlmost every year, the organization sends out a business mission group to Finland, and GLOBAL Lab SENDAI was also able to participate in this program and visit Oulu last year (2015). Finland stay period: June 7th to 13th, 2015 Visitors from Japan: 11 Primary purpose of visit: Meetings aimed at establishing business partnerships between companies in Sendai and Oulu Participating in the Oulu Game Lab Gate 3 (as…

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    Visit to Oulu, Finland / Business Matching