Visit to Oulu, Finland / Business Matching
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.
Almost 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 observers)
- Booth exhibition at the Midnight Pitch Festa 2015 (the largest pitching event in Northern Scandinavia, where entrepreneurs present their business plans in front of investors in the hope of securing financial investments and cooperation opportunities)