Avtandil Kasradze, the Chair of Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency, held meetings in Japan to brief the Japanese partners about the development of Georgian innovation and technology “ecosystem” and to internationalise the country’s startups in the Japanese market, the Agency said on Saturday.
The Chair of the Agency discussed current processes and future plans in the technological field, as well as new directions of cooperation, in his meetings held as a part of his official visit to Japan at the invitation of the Japanese side.
During the visit, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Agency and the Japanese startup supporting company - Tsucrea.
Four startups Pulsar AI, BioChimPharm, Neuropilot and Biterium AI were included in the Georgian delegation, which also held meetings with their potential partners, while a pitching session was held at the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, led by former Ambassador to Georgia Tadaharu Uehara.
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Kasradze met with the Deputy of the House of Representatives of Japan and Chairman of the Georgia-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group Ichiro Aisawa, as well as Japanese MPs Karen Makishima and Masaaki Taira.
He also discussed future prospects with the Vice President of the Japan Science and Technology Agency Shigeo Morimoto and Ito Yoichi, the Executive Director of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
Important bilateral meetings were also held with the Executive Vice President of the Japan External Trade Organisation and the Director General of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, as well as with the chief officer of the Japanese Government's Digital Agency and the Director of the Trade Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.