GRIPS-EU Delegation Joint Forum:"How to Make Growth Sustainable? - Investment in science and innovation in the EU and in Japan"

Time 14:00-15:45, Friday, 21st June, 2013
Venue Sokairou Hall (1F, GRIPS)
Sponsor National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), The EU Delegation to Japan
Language Japanese and English (Simultaneous translation avilable)
Fee Free (Preregistration required)
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Presentation Overview

Japan is publishing a new Growth Strategy and the EU a major investment of around 70bn € with Horizon2020. After the S&T Agreement between EU and Japan entered into force on 29 March 2011, collaboration has become more strategic and more focused on issues of mutual interest. International collaboration is a key for innovation, growth and standardisation. This forum aims to deepen mutual understanding of new initiatives in science and innovation policy of the EU and Japan, and to establish the basis for the future international collaboration between them.


Master of Ceremony: Ms. Barbara Rhode, Head of the Science and Technology Section and Minister-Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Japan

Time Sessions
Opening Remarks
Prof. Tatsuo Oyama, Vice President of GRIPS
Presentation Session
"Meeting our Common Challenge for Growth and Jobs: a Key Role for EU-Japan Cooperation in Research & Innovation"
Mr. Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation, European Commission of the EU, Brussels (CV
"The Japanese growth strategy: CSTP's perspective - Comprehensive Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy"
Prof. Yuko Harayama, Executive Member, Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP), Cabinet Office of Japan(CV
Panel Discussion
Ambassador Shin Maruo, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Duco Delgorge, President European Business Council in Japan (EBC)
Mr. Robert-Jan Smits
Prof. Yuko Harayama
Prof. Tateo Arimoto, Director of GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST), GRIPS



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