Save the Date: Trilateral AI Conference 2024
Save the date for the Japanese-German-French conference on Generative AI (12/13 November) to explore pathways to democratization, transparency, and sustainability of GenAI! Engage in keynotes, workshops, and roundtable discussions aimed at shaping a responsible and sustainable AI future.
EU and Japan advance joint work on digital identity, semiconductors, artificial intelligence
On 30 April, the EU and Japan held their second Digital Partnership Council in Brussels. The Council was co-chaired by the Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, and by the Japanese Minister for Digital Transformation, Taro Kono, the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Takeaki Matsumoto, and the Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Taku Ishii.
European SMEs and startups visit the Smart Manufacturing Summit 2024 with the Digital Mission
From 11 to 15 March, ten European SMEs and Clusters from Germany, Poland, France, Spain, Austria, and Hungary visited Aichi Prefecture to participate in the Aichi Innovation Days and Smart Manufacturing Summit 2024 during the Digital Mission organized by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation.
GENIAC to be Launched for Enhancing Japan's Capability to Develop Generative AI
Tthe Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will launch the Generative AI Accelerator Challenge, or GENIAC, a project to provide support in securing computational resources.
Launch of AI Safety Institute
In response to the growing international interest in AI safety, the AI Safety Institute was launched on 14 February 2024 to examine the evaluation methods for AI safety and other related matters.
International Forum Intelligence Augmentation and Amplification plus Society 2024
IAA+Soc 2024 is an EHESS-JST initiative to be held from 16 to 18 January 2024. This event will provide a forum for innovative dialogue to explore novel research issues and methodology for a future symbiotic society with Artificial Intelligence.
The European Unified Patent System and Legal Considerations on Generative AI in the EU and Japan
This event took place at The Delegation of the European Union to Japan in Tokyo. Please click on the title for more details.
INNOVCARE project selected for the France 2030 priority research programme on Autonomy
“Care-led innovation: The case of elderly care in France and Japan", a Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS project, has been selected as part of the "Autonomy: ageing and disability situations" Priority Research Programme (France 2030).
The 41st EU-Japan Inter-Parliamentary meeting
The Chair of the Delegation for relations with Japan (D-JP), Ms Christel Schaldemose, welcomed Honourable Japanese Delegates to the 41st EU-Japan Inter-Parliamentary meeting (IPM) in Strasbourg on 12-13 July 2023.
News from EU-Japan Business Round Table’s member NEC Japan establishes European subsidiaries to strengthen its work on AI drug development
NEC strengthens its European life science activities where AI technology, biomedical science and ICT combine to develop advanced therapies for patients across the globe. Central and Northern Europe’s vivid entrepreneurial and scientific environment, and the European clinical network and regulatory infrastructure, help drive developments in immunotherapies.

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