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JEUPISTE announcement
2017/03/07
The result of Japanese participation reported in previous news item, is now visualized by our JEUPISTE partner, ZSI. Please refer to the ZSI's news page below and click the visual tool. https://www.zsi.at/de/object/news/4421 The visualisation shows...
Policy developments
2017/02/28
The European Commission further simplifies participation in Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. New funding rules reduce administrative costs to participants and help prevent accounting errors. Interesting for participants from...
JEUPISTE announcement
2017/02/28
Horizon 2020 ICT-31-2017 call (TOPIC : Micro- and nanoelectronics technologies) will be closing soon on 25 April 2017. This call specifically mentions involvement of third countries including Japan, US and other countries outside of Europe.  As it...
JEUPISTE announcement
2017/02/28
The JEUPISTE project, together with NCP Japan, has created a video introducing the Japanese partners in the My-AHA project highlighting their experiences and benefits in participating to this Horizon 2020 project. The My-AHA project (my Active and...
Other type of announcement
2017/02/28
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), together with Science Council of Japan and Portia Ltd., is organising the Gender Summit in Tokyo on 25-26 May 2017. The aim of the summit is to make gender equality in research and innovation the norm and...
Other type of announcement
2017/02/28
The Delegation of the European Union to Japan is organising the event titled "10th Anniversary of the European Research Council: Beyond the first 10 years" on Wednesday 29 March 2017. This event will celebrate 10 years since the establishment of the...
Other type of announcement
2017/02/28
This event will be strengthening the role of FIWARE within the European industrial policy canvas, capturing the interest of the large and varied Brussels microcosm and beyond.  The Open Day will be a great opportunity for any company or institution...
JEUPISTE announcement
2017/02/28
We have confirmed 60 projects with Japanese organisations in Horizon 2020 over a three year period 2014-2016. 2016 proved to be a strong year with as much participation as in 2014 after a drop of participations in 2015. The number of projects for...
Other type of announcement
2017/02/01
EURAXESS Japan, together with the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk (a service of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation), and French Tech Tokyo in collaboration with Hello Tomorrow Challenge is organizing an event "European Innovation...
Other type of announcement
2017/01/24
The Science and Technology Section of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan is organizing a lecture by Professor Takaaki Kajita, 2015 Nobel Laureate in Physics, and Professor at the University of Tokyo, titled:''Neutrino and Gravitational...
Other type of announcement
2017/01/13
EURAXESS Japan and Waseda University will organise a seminar on research cooperation with Europe and post-doctoral mobility to Europe through the well-known Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) programmes Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (...
Funding opportunities
2017/01/04
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation proposes a 6 month in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues. In the current list of priority topics for 2017,...
Other type of announcement
2016/12/28
For all grant agreements signed as of 1 January 2017 onwards, legal entities established in Switzerland will be treated as entities from an Associated Country. Please consult the guidance on the Participant Portal: http://ec.europa.eu/research/...
Funding opportunities
2016/12/26
InRel-Npower project was selcted for EU-Japan Joint call (Horizon 2020 Call:NMBP-02-2016 - Advanced Materials for Power Electronics based on wide bandgap semiconductor devices technology) which is coordinated with co-funding for Japanese partners...
Other type of announcement
2016/12/13
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has published the second monitoring report on the activities, results and impacts of the Horizon 2020 funding programme. The report provides an assessment of the calls closed...
Other type of announcement
2016/12/02
The 2016 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, published on 1 December by the European Commission, shows that EU companies invested €188.3bn in Research & Development (R&D) in the fiscal year 2015/2016. This constitutes an annual...
Funding opportunities
2016/11/30
The ACCRA project was selected for Horizon 2020 SC1-PM-14-2016 call (EU-Japan cooperation on Novel ICT Robotics based solutions for active and healthy ageing at home or in care facilities) funded by Horizon 2020 and NICT. ACCRA Project The mission...
Funding opportunities
2016/11/30
The CARESSES project was selected for Horizon 2020 SC1-PM-14-2016 call (EU-Japan cooperation on Novel ICT Robotics based solutions for active and healthy ageing at home or in care facilities) funded by Horizon 2020 and Ministry of Internal Affairs...
Other type of announcement
2016/11/16
EURAXESS has launched a new web portal. Their revamped website has been redesigned to create a more user-friendly browsing experience. In addition to aesthetically re-designing the website, they have also refined its structure and improved most of...
Other type of announcement
2016/11/09
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has developed a ground-breaking new “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents, handing innovators around the world the highest-quality service yet available for accessing...
Other type of announcement
2016/10/17
Event during AGORA 2016 co-organized by EURAXESS Japan, the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), and the Department for Promotion of Science Education, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). The event will allow European (EU-28 nationals...
Other type of announcement
2016/10/16
On 13 October 2016, the European Commission published its report on "Implementation of the strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation". The previous strategy dates from 2014. This document summarizes the different fields in...
Other type of announcement
2016/10/14
The European Parliament Office for Scientific and Technological Option Assessment (STOA) together with the European Commission and the Human Brain Project (HBP) are organising a workshop event on "Understanding the human brain – a new ERA of big...
Funding opportunities
2016/10/12
The JEUPISTE project is providing up to date information on Horizon 2020 calls in which Japanese information is encouraged. Access our page on Horizon 2020 calls for proposals of the latest information. The full call text is also available in...
Other type of announcement
2016/09/30
Kobe University is holding a symposium " Emerging Sciences and a Changing World: EU-Japan in Transition "on 8 November 2016 at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). This is the 7th symposium since Kobe University Brussels European Centre was established...
Other type of announcement
2016/09/29
On 6-7 October, the 6th Japan-EU Symposium on ICT Research and Innovation will be taking place at the CEATEC Japan event in Makuhari Messe, Chiba City. The symposium will highlight projects from coordinated calls by the Directorate General for...
JEUPISTE announcement
2016/09/29
At the occasion of the third anniversary of the JEUPISTE project, EURAXESS Japan provided an overview of the project’s activities over the past few years in their newsletter. Download the newsletter. 
Other type of announcement
2016/09/17
Following Info-Days will be held in Europe welcoming participants from EU, associated countries and 3rd countries including Japan. Some Info-Days provide brokerage events at the same time for participants from different countries to network and find...
Other type of announcement
2016/09/02
Even though the UK will leave the European Union, approved Horizon 2020 projects will receive funding from the UK government after the brexit. If a UK organisation bids directly to the EC for Horizon 2020 funding while the UK is still a Member State...
Funding opportunities
2016/08/30
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) has posted Core-to-Core programme call for proposals-FY2017 on their website. Core-to-core was often used as matching funding for FP7/Horizon 2020, enabling Japanese research groups to...
Funding opportunities
2016/08/25
NICT announced the result of the following EU-Japan Coordinated calls. EUJ-02-2016: IoT/Cloud/Big Data platforms in social application contexts EUJ-03-2016: Experimental testbeds on Information-Centric Networking Please refer to the following...
JEUPISTE announcement
2016/08/09
The JEUPISTE project created a manual in Japanese language to obtain a Participant Identification Code (PIC) from Japan.
Other type of announcement
2016/08/01
Science Agora, Japan's biggest public science festival, will take place in Tokyo from 3 to 6 November 2016. The EU delegation in Japan will be hosting a booth and seminars linked to 2 themes of the event: "Arts, Science, Technology and Creativity"...
Policy developments
2016/07/26
On Monday 25 July 2016, the European Commission confirmed the calls and other actions of the second year of the two-year work programmes setting out funding opportunities for 2017. Although much remains the same as was announced in the 2016-2017...
Funding opportunities
2016/06/22
The 3rd Joint Call on "Food Crops and Biomass Production Technology" has reopened for project proposals submissions. Applicants can submit their project proposals between Tuesday 31st May 2016 and Wednesday 27th July 2016 on PT-Outline. More...
Other type of announcement
2016/05/31
SUNJET II, brings together diverse stakeholders from Europe and Japan and aims to create roadmaps in the fields of Airframe, Engine, Systems and Equipment with the support of the Industry, R&T Institutions, Academia and Clusters Communities....
Other type of announcement
2016/05/31
The Nippon-European Cyberdefense-Oriented Multilayer Threat Analysis (NECOMA) which is supported and funded through FP7 and MIC has ended and the research outcomes are available. Please take a look at the project's effort to develop technologies to...
Other type of announcement
2016/05/25
Technology transfer seminar organized as initiative of the Czech presidency of the Visegrad 4 (V4) group. Its main goal is to introduce the results of top notch research institutes from countries of the V4 group (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and...
Other type of announcement
2016/05/23
In the context of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016, the event 'How to boost energy efficiency in today’s buildings – international perspectives' will be held in Brussels on 15 June 2016, 14:00-15:30. This is an event on international approaches...
Other type of announcement
2016/04/25
Kobe University is holding the Symposium "New Research Perspectives from Japan and Poland" on 17 May 2016 at Jagiellonian University. This symposium is being held to commemorate the establishment of the Kobe University Liaison Office in Kraków. It...
Other type of announcement
2016/04/19
JEUPISTE will participate to NANOTEXNOLOGY, the International Conferences and Exhibition on Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics & Nanomedicine, held on 4-8 July 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece. (http://www.nanotexnology.com/).  On this occasion,...
Funding opportunities
2016/04/15
The new page for PM-14 project is updated below. http://www.nict.go.jp/press/2016/04/12-1.html  
Other type of announcement
2016/04/12
The website of the National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 in Japan has been renewed. It now features a mobile website, a complete list of calls that focus on Japan and several pages of information in English. Please visit: http://www.ncp-japan.jp/
Funding opportunities
2016/04/08
The deadline for coordinated call SC1-PM-14-2016 "EU-Japan cooperation on Novel ICT Robotics based solutions for active and healthy ageing at home or in care facilities" has now also been extended to 7 June 2016 for the MIC side of the call. Please...
Funding opportunities
2016/03/30
In order to provide additional funding for Japanese partners participating in coordinated call SC1-PM-14-2016 "EU-Japan cooperation on Novel ICT Robotics based solutions for active and healthy ageing at home or in care facilities", NICT has opened a...
Other type of announcement
2016/03/28
Waseda University is opening an office in Brussels from April 2016. One of its main aims will be to facililtate research collaboration with European researchers and universities, and networking with academic institutions in Europe for Horizon 2020...
Funding opportunities
2016/03/23
Our help desk service continues to receive numerous inquiries on the coordinated call SC1-PM-14-2016 "EU-Japan cooperation on Novel ICT Robotics based solutions for active and healthy ageing at home or in care facilities". The deadline for this call...
Other type of announcement
2016/02/24
The EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk is organising a webinar on "Matching the EU – Japan Space Technological Needs" on 15 March 2016 at 10:00 (CET). The webinar is targeted at EU companies seeking to pursue their affairs in Japan. European...
Funding opportunities
2016/02/19
This subsidy program subsidizes the cost of companies from overseas for setting up innovation centers, experimental studies and feasibility studies (F/S) in collaboration with Japanese companies and other organizations in Japan with the aim of...
Other type of announcement
2016/02/16
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation launches the "EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk", a new service aimed at supporting EU and Japanese research and innovation organizations, companies and individuals in their steps to search for...
Other type of announcement
2016/02/15
The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) jointly organize a one-day international workshop on the integration of...
Other type of announcement
2016/02/15
Deutsches Zentrum DLR fur Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR), International Superconductivity Technology Center (ISTEC), Institute of Applied Energy (IAE) and Kyoto University will together organize workshop on renewable energy in Tokyo on 1-4th March 2016. ...
Funding opportunities
2016/02/12
The European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan has launched its 3rd Joint Call on Food Crops and Biomass Production Technologies. The deadline is Thursday 28 April 2016. The EIG CONCERT-Japan is an international joint initiative to support and...
Funding opportunities
2016/02/08
The European Commission has published the second call for proposals for Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme. RISE 2016 has a budget of about €80 million. Deadline for the submission of proposals is...
JEUPISTE announcement
2016/02/01
Our new issue (January 2016) reports on new opportunities in EU-Japan S&T cooperation and our previous activities in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka) and Spain. We further report on the Japanese participation in the first batch of Horizon 2020...
Policy developments
2016/01/31
The Cabinet Office in Japan has adopted the 5th Science and Technology Basic Plan. Japan's S&T administration operates under the basic policies of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) chaired by the Prime Minister, and works...
Funding opportunities
2016/01/22
The European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan is pleased to inform that its 3rd Joint Call on Food Crops and Biomass Production Technologies will be launched Wednesday 10th February until Thursday 28th April 2016. The EIG CONCERT-Japan is an...
JEUPISTE announcement
2016/01/20
JEUPISTE will participate in nano tech 2016 with a booth during the International Nanotechnology Exhibition (27-29 January 2016, Tokyo Big Sight). We will provide support towards participation in Horizon 2020. The project will be present at the...
Funding opportunities
2016/01/13
Japan is mentioned in a number of calls in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017. Apart from the joint calls, there are also a number of regular Horizon 2020 calls in which a Japanese partner will receive funding. Take a look at our updated...
Other type of announcement
2016/01/04
EURAXESS has launched a survey which intends to draw a precise picture of the community of European researchers based in Japan through a series of questions focused on your current professional situation and your expectations for cooperation with or...
JEUPISTE announcement
2015/12/16
The 2-day Power Electronics Symposium (15-16 December 2015) attracted up to 130 participants from Europe and Japan and focused on the European and Japanese Power Electronics technology research and development. Learn more  
Funding opportunities
2015/10/20
The Ministry for Internal Affairs and Communications provided more information today on the specifications of the joint calls on 5G (EUJ1-2016) and ICT Robotics  (PM14-2016).  Information sessions on these calls will be organised in Japan on 29...
Funding opportunities
2015/10/14
The European Commission will invest almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme, following a new work programme for 2016-17 adopted on 13 October. The work...
Funding opportunities
2015/10/06
NICT has put and advance notice on their website with practical details about the EU-Japan coordinated calls they are funding. Detailed call information can be accessed in the ICT work programme 2016-2017 under EU-Japan calls. Please note that...
Funding opportunities
2015/09/28
The Horizon 2020 work programmes for 2016-2017 have been pre-published on the web page of the Europen Commission. The adoption and the publication of the work programme by the Commission are expected in mid-October 2015. Only the adopted work...
Other type of announcement
2015/09/16
Simpodium "History of Japanese-German Joint Scientific Endeavors" is jointly organized by National Museum of Japanese History and German JSPS Alumni Association on 30th September 2015. For more details, please refer to the "Program &...
Policy developments
2015/08/31
The 21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) took place from the 28th June till 1st July 2015 in Leiden, The Netherlands. The EARMA Conference 2015 focused on Global Outreach: Enabling...
Other type of announcement
2015/07/02
The First International Workshop on Smart Cities: People, Technology and Data will be organised as a workshop in conjunction with 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015) September 7, 2015, in...
Funding opportunities
2015/06/23
In the framework of the EARMA Conference, which will be held in Leiden on the 28th-30th of June, there will be a session taking place focussing on EU S&T collaboration with Asia and beyond. JEUPISTE project will be there providing information on...
Policy developments
2015/06/08
With the new 5G agreement, the EU will join forces with Japan to cope with the increasing need for wireless Internet and complement current efforts to create a Digital Single Market in Europe. The agreement will allow EU and Japan to work towards a...
Policy developments
2015/06/08
The 3rd EU-Japan Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation was held in Brussels on 18 May 2015. The meeting evaluated the achieved progress and also adopted a joint statement on the new EU-Japan strategic partnership in Research and...
Policy developments
2015/06/08
A new agreement has been concluded between the European Research  Council (ERC) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to encourage young top scientists in Japan to join ERC research teams in Europe. The ERC-JSPS initiative is...
Policy developments
2015/06/08
In the framework of the 23rd Japan-EU Summit held in Tokyo (29 May 2015), the European Commission and Japan have agreed to deepen their co-operation on research and innovation based on a new strategic partnership.The agreement will build on the...
Policy developments
2015/05/13
The Japanese-Swiss Joint Workshop on Aging, Health and Technology was organised on 18-20 March by JST’s Department of International Affairs in cooperation with the University of Zurich and the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan. The aim of the workshop...
Policy developments
2015/05/13
In the beginning of April, Geert Dancet, Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) visited Tokyo to meet Japanese authorities as well as European and local business representatives. Mr Dancet expressed that "The visit has confirmed...
Policy developments
2015/05/13
On 24 March, the 21st EU-Japan ICT dialogue was held in Tokyo. Participants discussed various topics, such as ICT policy, internet governance, regulatory framework, safer internet environment for children etc. The participants welcomed the signature...
Policy developments
2015/05/13
The 8th round of negotiations between the EU and Japan toward a bilateral Strategic Partnership Agreement took place in Tokyo on 23 April. The negotiating teams confirmed progress in some areas of cooperation, and deepened their understanding toward...
Policy developments
2015/05/13
The 10th round of the FTA talks between the EU and Japan was held in Tokyo from 22 to 29 April. The two negotiating teams discussed most of the areas to be included in the future free trade agreement. This was the last round before the EU-Japan...
Funding opportunities
2015/04/28
The European Commission has published the second call for proposals for Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme. RISE 2015 has a budget of about €80 million. Deadline for the submission of proposals is ...
Funding opportunities
2015/04/08
The European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) supports researchers and young scientists by Short-Term Fellowships and Long-Term Fellowships. Short-Term Fellowships fund research visits of up to three months to laboratories in Europe, while Long...
Policy developments
2015/03/18
On 17 March, the 18th Annual Meeting of the EU-Japan Industrial Policy Dialogue was held in Brussels. A main achievement of the meeting was the adoption of the Regulatory Cooperation Joint Document, which intends to extend the existing cooperation...
Policy developments
2015/03/12
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Delegation of the European Union to Japan co-organised a seminar on 11 March, 2015, where the European Report on Development 2015 (ERD) were presented. The theme of the report is “...
Policy developments
2015/03/04
The second stage of EURAXESS Links Japan Tour 2015 was held on 4 March in the University of Tokyo. Around 50 researchers and administrators participated in the event.  Presentations were given on various topics such as European Programmes for...
Policy developments
2015/02/28
Japan established the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) programme in 2007 in order to fund “world-class research institutions” for ten years. Since 2007 nine WPI institutions have been launched. According to the recent...
JEUPISTE announcement
2015/02/17
To improve the activities under the JEUPISTE project and to further promote the EU-Japan cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation, please take part in the awareness/opinion survey. The details of the project can be found on the following...
Policy developments
2015/02/09
Three UK Cyber Security Academic Centres of Excellence signed Memoranda of Understanding with the Network Security Laboratory of the Japanese National Institute of Communications and Technology (NICT) on Monday 9 February 2015. Delegates from three...
JEUPISTE announcement
2014/10/13
“Smart Communities” in a broader term Japan-Europe workshop for sharing ideas and experiences towards strategic partnership building  In this first innovation workshop, policies related to smart communities of Europe and Japan will be summarized and...
JEUPISTE announcement
2014/05/14
Submission deadline: 15th May 2014   Description The Industrialised Countries Instrument (ICI) promotes co-operation between the European Union and seventeen industrialised and other high-income countries and territories in North America, the Asia-...
JEUPISTE announcement
2014/04/23
In February 2014, a cute robot suddenly appeared on the wall of the Delegation of the European Union in Tokyo. Who is he/she, what does he/she want – and most importantly, "what is his/her name"? The cute robot is looking around the corner to see...
Other type of announcement
2014/04/23
"FY2014 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Foreign Direct Investment, Site Location and Regional Development in Japan (Project of site location for global companies) has been announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI). For...
Other type of announcement
2014/04/01
"Horizon 2020 - New opportunities for Japanese researchers to join international projects" will be held on Monday, 14 April 2014 (14:30 - 17:15) at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan European Union to Japan (Europa House) 4-6-28 Minami-...
Other type of announcement
2014/03/10
The Editorial Board of the SUCRE CloudSource Magazine is now accepting contributions for the third issue of the aforementioned Magazine to be published by the end of September 2014. URL: http://www.sucreproject.eu/ Call for abstracts is open until...
Other type of announcement
2014/02/27
The Genomic Sciences Research Complex (GSC), RIKEN will hold GSC 2014 Tanabata Meeting at the Main Office Building Hall, Yokohama campus on Friday, July 11, 2014   URL: http://www.gsc.riken.jp/jpn/index.html Call for presenters is open until 14th...
Funding opportunities
2014/02/19
The second CONCERT-Japan Joint Call is launched on the topic of Photonic Manufacturing. The CONCERT-Japan Photonic Manufacturing Joint Call is open for the submission of project proposals until 30 April 2014 (deadline of 1 pm GMT and 10 pm Japanese...
Funding opportunities
2014/02/19
CONCERT-Japan Photonic Manufacturing Joint Call submission deadline: 30 April 2014   The second CONCERT-Japan Joint Call is launched on the topic of Photonic Manufacturing. The CONCERT-Japan Photonic Manufacturing Joint Call is open for the...
JEUPISTE announcement
2013/12/18
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS, has opened the calls for proposals for 2014 Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars. This is one of the new schemes of JSPS, first implemented in 2013, and supports bilateral exchanges with all...
JEUPISTE announcement
2013/12/11
The first Work Programmes of the Horizon 2020 (2014-2015) were published on 11th December 2013 and many calls for proposals were opened at the same time. For all the up-to-date information, guidance documents, application and project management,...
JEUPISTE announcement
2013/11/28
Towards Enhancement of EU-Japan cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation JEUPISTE Project Launch Seminar “Horizon 2020 and EU-JapanStrategic Partnership building” “Info-day on Horizon 2020 in Japan”Prior to the start of Horizon 2020, the...