GNI Western Switzerland Mission

GNI Western Switzerland Mission


Greater Nagoya Initiative has been promoting inter-regional cooperation with Monodukuri companies of the GN region and advanced research institutions of western Switzerland region. The delegation was dispatched to promote the advancement and international hub of the Greater Nagoya local industry. The GNI has been making efforts to enhance the regional network of both areas, and organizing global matchings to provide business opportunities of collaborations of Swiss and Japanese companies.

Global collaboration in the micro nanotechnology field would cultivate Swiss precision processing industry and excellent Manufacturing technology in Greater Nagoya region. Specifically the program aimed to co-development of the technologies, the creation of business, business expansion and innovation between the two regions, the creation of global sales network, furthermore, the activities aimed to strengthen international competitiveness of the industry in the Greater Nagoya region.



Date: October 11, 2015 (Sun) – 17 (Sat) (7 days)

Business trip destination: Switzerland (Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchatel and Other)


1) Mr. Takaya KATO, Assistant professor, Social Collaborative Research Center, Mie University
2) Several Greater Nagoya Participating Companies
3) Mr. Toshihiro MATSUDA, Embassy of Switzerland
4) Mr. YOKOI, International Affairs Division, Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
5) Ms. Taeko FUJIWARA, JETRO Nagoya Office
6) Ms. Kiyono WATANABE, Manager, Greater Nagoya Initiative Center




To Do


12 Oct. (Mon)

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

  • Meeting with DEV at the DEV office
  • Meeting with Prof. Hannes Bleuler (EPFL) regarding latest information about Swiss mechanical engineering
  • Visiting incubation facility, such as EPFL Innovation Park
  • Meeting with Japanese company and Swiss mechanical engineering companies etc.
  • Meeting with Swiss mechanical engineering companies



13 Oct. (Tue)

Whole day in CSEM

Neuchatel State Department of Economic Development (Confirmed)

  • Introduction of Neuchatel

Company visit : CSEM (Mr. Georges KOTROTSIOS, Vice President) (Confirmed)

  • Activities discussion and facility tour
  • Meeting with companies in “Precision Cluster”
  • Introduction of GN companies (Proposal)




14 Oct. (Wed)


  • Activities discussion and facility tour
  • Meeting with companies in Y-parc


Company visits : CPA Group SA (Confirmed )

  • Description of activities about group companies
  • Facility tour
  • Industrial cluster, hearing
  • Introduction of technology GN region participating companies and exchange of opinions. (Proposal)



Rue Galilée 15 CH-1400 Yverdon-les-Bains



CPA Group SA


15 Oct. (Thu)

JETRO Geneva Briefing Session (Confirmed)


Meeting with Mr. Monnier (former GGBa staff)


the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

  • Facility tour


JETRO Genève










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