- ICT CLUSTER AND SME MISSION TO JAPAN
From 7 to 10 of November 2017, the EU- Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation welcomed nineteen representatives of innovative SMEs and clusters from eleven European countries. Business meeting was in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
Through a pre-departure webinar organized by the Centre, participants had the chance to learn basics about cultural differences with Japan and current trends in the Japanese market for ICT. European participants could meet and discuss business with Japanese system integrators, software resellers, IT venture companies and service suppliers.
During the three following days, the 19 representatives of selected companies and clusters exhibited within the Centre’s joint booth at the Japan IT Week at Makuhari Messe, on the outskirts of Tokyo. Companies and clusters presented their technologies such as geolocation and positioning systems, augmented reality, fintech and advanced mobile/web applications as well as cybersecurity solutions.
- NEXT ICT MISSION IN JAPAN – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
• Mission dates: 8-11 May 2018
• Application deadline: Thursday, 22 February 2018
• Preferred profile: EU SME, EU Cluster operating in MtoM, IoT, Industry 4.0
The Centre is currently inviting EU Clusters and SMEs to apply for its “ICT mission” in Japan. This 4-day mission includes 1-day Business matching event (fully organised by the Centre) and 3-day (free) exhibition space at the Japan IT Week trade fair in Tokyo.
You can find more information on: http://www.japan-it.jp/en/
- THE EU-JAPAN JOINT CALL H2020-EUJ-2018
The European Commission has published the draft of the three-year 2018-20 work programme for Horizon 2020 (https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/sites/horizon2020/files/h2020-leit-ict-2018-2020_pre_publication.pdf ) ,
among which from page 107 to 113 the EU-Japan Joint Call H2020-EUJ-2018 is announced.
Proposals are invited against the following topic(s):
• EUJ-01-2018: Advanced technologies (Security/Cloud/IoT/BigData) for a hyper-connected society in the context of Smart City
• EUJ-02-2018: 5G and beyond
Announced publication date of the call: 31 October 2017
Announced deadline for proposal submissions: 31 January 2018
- JAPAN-EU JOINT CALL IN HORIZON 2020 FOR THE TOPIC: DISASTER RESILIENT SOCIETY: TECHNOLOGIES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), through its Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP), will support Japanese applicants who participate in the following HORIZON 2020 call to open in 2018.
Disaster Resilient Society: Technologies for first respond¬ers. Corresponding call in the HORIZON 2020: SU-DRS02 Technologies for first responders.
• Sub-topic 1: Victim-detection technologies
• Sub-topic : Open
SUPPORT BY JST
JST will support Japanese applicants who participate in the above-mentioned 2 sub-topics. Projects selected for funding in this call will receive support for a period of 3 years totalling no more than approximately 60 million JPY including indirect costs of 30% of direct costs.
Researchers working in Japanese universities, research insti¬tutions, companies, first responders’ organisations etc., are eligible to apply for this call. In addition to researchers, end users and practitioners of the corresponding technologies are also eligible to apply.
All Japanese applicants must submit an application directly to JST through details to be posted on the SICORP homepage soon. In addition, the coordinator of the project consortium must also submit an application via the HORIZON 2020 portal.