Japan Innovation Luncheon and Japan Pavilion at BIO2024

On June 4, Consul General Sone participated in the 2024 BIO International Convention (BIO2024), the world's largest biotechnology exhibition held in San Diego from June 3 to 6, and visited the Japan Pavilion, Japanese companies' booths, and the Japan Innovation Luncheon, a spin-off event of BIO2024.
The Japan Pavilion at BIO2024 was set up by JETRO to support startups with biopharmaceutical-related products and services in their overseas expansion as well as international collaboration with major overseas pharmaceutical companies. This year marks the 21st year since JETRO first set up the Japan Pavilion at the exhibition, and the total number of companies supported to date is approximately 530 companies. For details, including a list of companies that participated in this year's Japan Pavilion, please refer to the following link:
The Japan Innovation Luncheon, a spin-off event of BIO2024, was organized by JETRO to bring together people from industry, academia, and government in Japan and the US. At the luncheon, pitch sessions by Japanese startups for foreign companies and investors were held, and Japanese and U.S. government officials gave remarks. The event was aimed to support the overseas expansion of Japanese companies, including startups active in the biotech field, and international collaborations, as well as to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Japanese biotech ecosystems.
13 Japanese startup companies participated in the booths and pitch session. U.S. companies seeking partnerships with Japanese companies, economic development officials from outside California seeking to attract business in the biotech sector, and Japanese companies in the biotech sector also participated in this event.