Event Reports

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

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Web Live Talk: The Future of Work in Industry 4.0 & Society 5.0

On 31 March, the DWIH Tokyo welcomed four panellists to its very first event held completely online. The interactive web talk enabled those watching to participate in the panel discussion by posting questions and comments. More than 150 viewers from Germany and Japan followed the web talk via the live stream on YouTube.

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Five people are to be seen. One of them is a speaker of the symposium. He is holding a businesscard. The other people are holding cups of coffee and one woman next to the speaker is smyling towards the viewer © DWIH/Sofinowski

International Mini-Symposium on Energy Transitions

On February 17, Heidelberg University Office Kyoto (HUOK) and DWIH Tokyo welcomed about 50 participants to an international mini symposium on energy transitions organised in connection to the ongoing exhibition “energie.wenden” (energy tranistions) on Odaiba in Tokyo. The symposium was held at Miraikan (The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) and hosted six speakers from engineering, economic and policy science backgrounds who discussed policies, perceptions and practices of energy transitions in both Japan and Germany.

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“energie.wenden” (energy.transitions)

The German exhibition “energie.wenden” (energy.transitions) was hosted at the Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo between 17 January and 27 February 2020*.

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Japanese-German-French Forum on AI and Healthcare – Quality Standards for AI Applications in Healthcare and Joint Database for Medical Data

On 2 December 2019, the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) together with the Embassy of France in Japan held the “Japanese-German-French Forum on AI and Healthcare – Quality Standards for AI Applications in Healthcare and Joint Database for Medical Data”. With about 100 invited experts and 21 speakers, the trilateral forum kicked off a series of events that addressed various target groups across the digital healthcare sector under the joint title “Connecting Europe and Japan – Intelligent Healthcare Applications”.

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Japanese – German – French Conference on AI for SDGs – How Can AI Help Solve Environmental Challenges?

The Japanese-German-French conference on 24 October 2019 brought together two topics critically impacting the future of our societies: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Climate Change. As global temperatures continue to rise, and as extreme weather conditions become more frequent, many express their hope that science will find a way to save humanity from climate change and its consequences. Advances in AI have triggered almost boundless expectations, but can AI technologies be game changers in terms of climate change?

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Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2019

For the fourth consecutive year, a local edition of Falling Walls Lab, a global science communication contest for highly motivated young students and researchers, was co-organised by the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) and EURAXESS Japan. The 2019 edition of Falling Walls Lab Tokyo was hosted on June 13th by the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), a research institute within Tokyo Institute of Technology.

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

On November 21–22 2018, 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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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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