Upcoming Event “On the Move In Silicon Valley: Japan and the Search for Mobility Tech”

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On Tuesday, June 20, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco will partners with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, the Japan Society of Northern California, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) San Francisco to present an English-language program that will bring together Japanese mobility multinational corporations with Silicon Valley mobility tech start-ups.
Japan has long been one of the world’s leaders in mobility, pioneering industries ranging from its world-beating auto industry to high speed rail. Among the nearly 1,000 startups launched every year in Silicon Valley, many are aimed at enhancing mobility and addressing climate change, including self-driving technology, EVs, drones, flying cars, sharing services, in-vehicle information systems using 5G communication technology, and Mobility as a Service (MaaS). In addition, the state of California will ban the sale of new gas vehicles by 2035, and Japanese companies will need to work actively on carbon neutrality.
In this exciting reverse pitch session, large Japanese mobility manufacturers and others will take the stage to share what kinds of technologies and startup partners they are seeking, present collaborative use cases, discuss the challenges they are facing, and more!

Event Details

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 3:30 p.m. (PDT)
Venue: Hitachi Vantara, 2535 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
  • Japan Society of Northern California
  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) San Francisco
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Registration
3:30 – 3:35 p.m. Opening Remarks | Yasushi Noguchi, Consul-General of Japan in San Francisco
3:35 – 5:10 p.m. Presentations | Honda Innovations, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, BLUESPACE, Toyota Research Institute, Brelyon, Yazaki Innovations, Zipline, and more
5:10 – 5:15 p.m. Closing | Nobuyuki Baba, President, Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Senior Vice president, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
5:15 – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Price: Free
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