Matchmaking event for startups/scale ups with Japanese corporates

Announcement for Dutch startups and scaleups: register for Innovation Leaders Summit (ILS)!

ILS is the largest annual open-innovation matching event of its kind in Asia and is being held in Nov 27-Dec 20 2023.

Last time, over 3,000 business meetings were arranged and more than 1,000 alliance deals were generated through its one-on-one meeting program, POWER MATCHING, with the participation of 120+ major corporations and 600+ startups. Overseas startups can participate in POWER MATCHING and VC MATCHING either face-to-face or online. This will enable startups to make their proposals directly to the executive officers and other key persons of major corporations and create new business opportunities.

See the file for more info: ILS 2023 Prospectus for Overseas Startups

ILS 2023

<Schedule and important dates>
1. If you are considering to participate, please let us know via the form with this link.

Once you have filled out the form before Sept 7, you are guaranteed to join.

Note: This form is not the registration yet!

2. After Sept 21, 2022- ILS sends you the link to register yourself.
3. Sept 25, 2022 11:59 am JST – Deadline to register, to complete “Participation package  Purchase” and “Company Information Registration” -> This takes quite some time!!
4. Sept 15- Oct 3, 2023 – Send meeting requests to corporates and VCs
5. Oct 4- Nov 2, 2023 – Respond to meeting requests from corporates and VCs
6. Nov 10-20, 2023 – Announcement meeting schedules
 Nov 27–30 – online
 Dec 4-7 – face-to-face in Tokyo
 Dec 11–20 – online

Free Japanese-English Interpretation Available
Slots for POWER MATCHING business meetings including an interpreter are available at ILS2023. Startups that are indicating they would like to hold a business meeting in English when they register for POWER MATCHING will be able to make use of this service at no extra cost.
Overseas Startup & Organization Welcome Party
The Overseas Startup & Organization Welcome Party, which has been a great success with over 300 participants at the 10 ILS, will be held at ILS2023 as well. Numerous major Japanese corporations will be invited to this party, allowing an excellent opportunity to network with a wide range of potential partners. Two individuals from each overseas organization and overseas startup can join.
Participate in person or online
ILS2023 will be a full-scale face-to-face event. Overseas startups can choose to participate in business meetings in person, online or both.

For any further questions, you can email:

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