Photonics & Quantum Innovation Mission to Japan

10.10 - 14.10.2022

Are you active in the field of photonics or quantum? And do you want to explore the opportunities and developments of these 3 key technologies in Japan (Tokyo region)? Then join this innovation mission to Japan from 10 to 14 October.

Integrated photonics is an important key technology in both the Netherlands and Japan. In order to contribute to solving all kinds of social challenges, both countries are investing heavily in the further development of this technology, plus active government policies and roadmaps. Together PhotonDelta and RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) invite you to join the ‘Photonics Innovation Mission’ to Japan.

For who?

This innovation mission is of interest to professionals from Dutch governments, industries and knowledge institutions that are active in one of the fields photonics and quantum.

Objectives of the mission

  • Exploring and finding potential partners for joint research, development and commercialization of technological innovations in the fields of photonics and quantum;
  • Intensifying bilateral cooperation between government, industry and knowledge institutions;
  • Developing bilateral arrangements and programs to support bilateral cooperation; and
  • Positioning the Netherlands in EU programs through relations with Japan.

The (draft) program of the mission

The mission program is still under development. We take the specific wishes of the participants into account as much as possible when determining the final program.

Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 October

Visit to Japanese government, companies and knowledge institutions.

Wednesday 12 October

Participation in the international forum of the Japanese National Program SIP Quantum-Photonics.

Thursday 13 October

Roadmap for deepening the cooperation between the Netherlands and Japan and a network reception at the Dutch embassy in Tokyo.

Friday 14 October

Workshops with Japanese stakeholders and cultural activities.

The costs

The costs for participation are € 250,- per person.

This includes: participation in the collective programme, transfers to and from program components, lunch and dinners if stated in the program.

Participation excludes: travel and accommodation costs, all individual costs and possible costs for matchmaking.


Would you like to participate in this innovation mission? Then register before 31 July 2022 via the online registration form.

Final participation depends on the number of places available. We also look at how well your technology fits within the substantive focus and purpose of this mission. Your registration and the automatic confirmation of receipt therefore do not mean that you have been automatically admitted. You will receive a final confirmation of your participation after the registration period has closed.

Covid-19 clause

In the week of October 3, 2022, the organization will make a decision about continuing this innovation mission. This is based on the then current travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the applicable regulations regarding travel and the local situation.

In case of postponement or cancellation, we do not charge participants costs. Even after the decision to continue the mission, the organization reserves the right to cancel the innovation mission in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Even then we do not charge any participant costs.

More information

For more information, please contact Eddy Schipper from RVO by e-mail or phone.