The Swedish Big Science Forum is a biennial event where high-tech industry and academia meet with European Big Science organisations.
Shigekata Mizuno, Kyoto Research Parks, joins IASP International Board
The International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) recently celebrated their 40th annual World Conference in Luxembourg on 12-15 September 2023. Mr. Shigekata Mizuno from Kyoto Research Park was welcomed to the Board, becoming only the second Japanese member to serve on the board in the association's history.
Japan Science and Technology Agency and the European Molecular Biology Organization sign a Memorandum of Cooperation
On 24 July 2023 at Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)’s Tokyo Headquarters, Kazuhito Hashimoto, President of JST, and Dr. Fiona Watt, President of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.
“Diversity in Science” - Panel Discussion
How can Japanese universities promote diversity and create environments where innovation truly thrives? This question will be addressed in a panel discussion on 19 October, with a keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Kaori Hayashi (Executive Vice President at The University of Tokyo).
The EU and Japan open Horizon Europe association talks
Leaders at the EU-Japan Summit taking place in Tokyo agreed to start exploratory talks on Japan’s possible association to the EU's key research & innovation funding programme Horizon Europe. Association is the closest form of international cooperation on research and innovation with third countries, and it could pave the way for an intensified cooperation in research and innovation between the EU and Japan.
Femtech – Empowerment through Innovation
The Femtech sector is booming in Japan, Germany, and all over the world. After health issues specific to the female body being systematically overlooked and even tabued for decades, we now witness manifold innovations branded as “Femtech” (female technology). In an online panel discussion organized by DWIH Tokyo (German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo) and JDZB Berlin (Japanese-German Center Berlin), experts from Germany and Japan discussed how Femtech can contribute to women’s empowerment and gender equality.
Joint venture established in 1987 by the European Commission (DG GROW) and the Japanese Government (METI) for promoting all forms of industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan.