Japan Market Study To Provide Canadian Businesses a Competitive Advantage
May 23, 2007

May 23, 2007

A survey being launched today by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) is the preliminary phase of a multi-stage study of the Japanese market being conducted in collaboration with the University of Quebec.

++ Call to Action:
Please respond to this survey if you currently or soon plan to conduct business in or partner with companies located in Japan! Closing date is May 30, 2007! Click here to access survey: http://www.e-penso.com/survey/s?s=CATAJapan

The market study will result in the production of a comprehensive guide that will allow its users to determine, among other information, what the barriers to entry are, what the penetration rate of existing Hi-Tech business is, which market segments are under serviced, the kind of financing required in setting up a Hi-Tech business in Japan, and how CATA members can tap into some of this social and institutional funding available to them. "The survey will help us to identify some preliminary baseline data on how popular Japanese market currently is as a business destination for the Canadian hi-tech community," says CATA VP, Research, Kevin Wennekes. "We are hoping to further identify what products and services these firms are currently exporting, what some of their identified challenges are in working in these areas, and the volume of business taking place."

This study adds to a growing list of similarly successful Market Study reports including the EU , India, China and Latin America .

The online survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete and is available only until May 30. All those who participate will receive a complimentary copy of the report generated from their participation. For more information on the study and to arrange for an interview, please contact Muriel Debroy at mdebroy@cata.ca or by calling (613) 236-6550.