A Finnish growth company Tosibox , the developer of a secure remote access solution for Industrial IoT, was selected among 20 European companies to join an exclusive ICT cluster SME mission in Tokyo, Japan in November. The objective of this mission was to explore the Japanese market and business opportunities, meet potential business partners and develop cooperation in global markets.

The program included  the EU-Japan ICT Business Matching Event 2017 organized by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and Enterprise Europe Network, with the support of the Japan External Trade Organization and the Smart IoT Acceleration consortium, taking place on November 7, 2017. Following to that, the company was also exhibiting at the EU Delegation booth at the world’s leading IT trade show, Japan IT Week.

The CEO of Tosibox, Mr. Tero Lepistö, who was representing the company in this mission, was very satisfied with the quality of the meetings and contacts they were able to get during the mission. He states that their technology is solving a global challenge related to the security of the remote connections and they are in a good position to respond to the global demand. “We are looking into further entering the Asian market, and being chosen for this event is both an honor and an invaluable opportunity for Tosibox. We are very excited and motivated to deepening our understanding of the Japanese market”, says Mr. Lepistö.

The mission was supported by world’s largest support network for SMEs with international ambitions, Enterprise Europe Network. The Finnish network partner Finpro (Business Finland) backed-up the company during the application process and provided support both before and after the mission. The next ICT Cluster SME mission will be organized in May, 2018.