Event Report: Kobe-Malmö Innovation Bridge, October 17th, 2023

On October 17th, 2023, IDJ and Kobe city hosted an event where local businesses and startups from Kobe met with a delegation from Malmö City to share information and build connections.

The event began with a warm welcome from Taku Takeda, the Director of the Kobe City New Business Promotion Division, setting the tone for the insightful sessions that followed.  Joshua Flannery, the CEO of Innovation Dojo Japan, then introduced the Kobe Startup Ecosystem.

The event gained deeper international context with Niklas Karvonen from Nordic Innovation House Tokyo highlighting the Nordic and Scandinavian startup ecosystem. Torsten Blad from the city of Malmo, accompanied by Daniel Person, CEO of Minc, and Hanne Klintøe, Senior Advisor at STRING, followed with a presentation covering the rich opportunities and innovative landscape that Malmö has to offer.

The event saw enthusiastic participation from Kobe-based startups keen on exploring opportunities in Malmö, along with the presence of major corporations from Kobe.

Keep an eye open for more Kobe-Malmö collaborations coming soon!

Event Report: Kobe-Malmö Innovation Bridge, October 17th, 2023
Moe Gotoda

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