USW welcomes Japanese trade mission

February 15, 2017

The Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC) at USW welcomed a trade mission from the Kansai region of Japan and the city of Osaka last week.

The visit was organised by the OCCI (Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and supported by the Japanese government METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) as well as the UK and Welsh Governments.

The purpose of the trade mission was to strengthen ties between the Kansai region and Wales and to establish business opportunities for hydrogen technology.

This is the second year that OCCI have visited the University’s Hydrogen Centre, this time with a much larger delegation, including senior leaders from the Japanese hydrogen and fuel cell industry such as Hitachi Zosen, Osaka Gas and the Iwatani Corporation. As well as presenting an overview of the University’s research in hydrogen and fuel cell technology, presentations were also given by two of the University’s key industrial collaborative partners, ITM Power and Tata Steel.

The opportunity was also taken to explore areas of potential collaboration between the University and Japanese academic and industrial organisations.

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