Event Reports

Recaps, photos and links to presentations at past DWIH Tokyo events.

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1st Japanese-German-French DWIH Symposium on Artificial Intelligence

On November 21–22, the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) conducted the ‘Artificial Intelligence–International Research and Applications: 1st Japanese-German-French Symposium’. With a remarkable lineup of 65 distinguished speakers and over 350 participants from all three countries the symposium provided a forum for vibrant discussions on one of the most important topics of our time!

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AI Accountability and Autonomous Car Driving

On February 8, 2019 afternoon the two universities organized the German-Japanese Workshop on AI Ethics and Autonomous Car Driving at University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, supported by DWIH Tokyo and State of Bavaria - Japan Office. This interdisciplinary workshop on ethics of AI attracted 70 interested audience from academia (science, engineering, economy, law, philosophy and religion) and industry from Japan, Germany and also France.

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First German-Japanese Nanotechnology Commercialisation Workshop

On January 30, 2019, at the occasion of the nano tech exhibition 2019 in Tokyo, the German Nanotechnology Cluster together with the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) conducted a workshop to facilitate networking between business and research representatives from Germany and Japan in the field of nanotechnology.

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Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2018

Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2018, jointly organized by the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) and EURAXESS Japan, was hosted by The University of Tokyo on May 12th, 2018. The format of a by now internationally well-established science communication contest was originally developed by the German Falling Walls Foundation in Berlin. In Tokyo the Falling Walls Lab was conducted for the third time.

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German-Japanese Symposium “Regional Innovation and Cluster Collaborations”

Clusters and similar regional networks are central components of innovation processes in Germany and Japan. They are distinguished by their proximity to educational and research institutes as well as companies and service providers. This proximity can encourage significant, long-lasting improvement in the competitiveness of a region or business segment. International cooperation between leading regions is a major factor in expanding the potential for innovation.

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Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2017

The Falling Walls Labs Tokyo 2017 took place in the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) on May 27. The internationally oriented science communication contest has been held for the second time in Tokyo and was jointly organized by the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) and EURAXESS Japan.

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Symposium on Industry 4.0: Powering Smart Manufacturing - the TU9 Alliance of German Institutes of Technology

On October 26 leading researchers from different German technical universities presented recent findings and proven practices regarding the digitalization of production processes also referred to as Industry 4.0. The event was jointly organized by the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH) and the TU9 German Institutes of Technology and received additional support from the Industrial Value Chain Initiative as well as from the German Embassy in Tokyo. Altogether 200 or so representatives from indusry, academia and politics attended the symposium to deepen their understanding and exchange views on issues such as smart, connected products, digital infrastructure, integrated production systems and human-robot-interaction.

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Announcement of the German Innovation Award 2016 Winners

On July 7, 2016 the winners of the German Innovation Award (GIA) “Gottfried Wagener Prize 2016” were announced during a festive ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. The GIA was established in 2008 by the German Chamber of Commerce in Japan and technology-focused German companies to promote cross-sector collaboration between industry and science while fostering the creation of new and the expansion of existing German-Japanese research networks.

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Strategy aimed at the internationalisation of science and research

The Federal Minister for Education and Research Professor Johanna Wanka visited the Mita Campus of the Keio University in Tokyo on May 18. At Keio University Professor Wanka met with the president of university, Professor Atsushi Seike, gave a speech on the "Internationalization of Science and Research in Germany", which was followed by a Q&A session, and attended a poster session on German-Japanese cluster co-operations. The visit was jointly organized by the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo, the Keio University and the German Embassy in Tokyo.

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German-Japanese Special Presentation: Applications of Advanced Automotive Research in Leading German Companies

The DWIH Tokyo organized a special presentation on how German auto-makers are applying advanced automotive research at the Tokyo University of Technology on December 2, 2015. The event attracted an audience of around 80 people, mainly researchers and students, but also from related fields in business, media and government. Through the presentations and the Q&A sessions, the event was a forum to discuss how some automotive companies see the opportunities and challenges of the future automobile.

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"Automated, Autonomous and Driverless" : German-Japanese Symposium on Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Driving

Will the human driver become superfluous? This was the question that engaged the German–Japanese Symposium on Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Driving: Perspectives from German and Japanese Industry and Academia, at Mita Campus, Keio University on November 15th.

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