EU Horizon 2020 Japan participation: research and innovation program and Japan-EU Science and Technology cooperation

Horizon 2020 Japan participation conference at the EU Delegation in Tokyo

Horizon2020 is the world’s largest research program, undertaken by the European Union, and it is open to cooperation with researchers from all countries including Japan.

EU encourages Japan participation in Horizon 2020

Actually, the EU strongly encourages participation from Japan: Maria Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, pointed out that currently Japan is on 12th rank in the number of joint research programs with the EU – behind Mexico, and Marocco, but one place above Argentina and Egypt.

To encourage more participation by Japanese organizations in EU Horizon-2020 projects, the EU held a conference at the EU Delegation in Tokyo on April 14, 2014.

Read a report of the Horizon-2020 Tokyo conference here.

Horizon 2020 Japan presentations

  • Yoichiro Matsumoto, Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo: Japan’s research needs to go global
  • Anders Karlsson, Vice President for Global Academic Relations, Elsevier, Tokyo: EU-Japan Science collaboration – a “bird’s eye view” on publication patterns & opportunities for collaboration
  • Maria Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission: Horizon2020 – the chance to go global
  • Kazushi Watanabe, General Manager, Business Development, Sumitomo Precision Products, Aerospace & Defense: Experience of international collaboration. FP7 project: Surface heat exchangers for aero-engines
  • Naoto Kobayashi, Center for Research Strategy, Waseda University: FP7 project and internationalization of research at Waseda University
  • Yoichi Iida, Director, Aerospace and Defense Industry Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI: Japan-EU cooperation in civil aeronautics industry
  • Satoru Ohtake, Senior Executive Director, Science and Technology Agency: closing remarks

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