International Innovation Talk with Japan - Society 5.0 and current Japanese R&I Policies

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Using a new format – International Innovation Talks (IIT) – BDI is promoting industry-related collaboration directly relevant to the SDGs, building innovation-bridges in times of political protectionism and laying ground for concrete follow-up industry innovation projects.

Event Information

December 14, 2020, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Online (Microsoft Teams)
Organiser: Federation of German Industries (BDI) / Co-Organiser: German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)

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Coorganised with DWIH Tokyo, this edition will focus on Japan’s unique concept of Society 5.0. Embraced by the Japanese government, industry and society, it serves as a road map into a more sustainable future. In the International Innovation Talk on Japan, leading German and Japanese experts will present and discuss the concept of Society 5.0.

Programme

  • [Welcome] Dr. Thomas Koenen: Federation of German Industries (BDI) / Dorothea Mahnke: DWIH Tokyo (German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo)
  • [Why Society 5.0?] Prof. Dr. Yuko Harayama: Executive Director of International Affairs, RIKEN; former Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation Japan
  • [The vision of a „Society 5.0“ in a German-Japanese Context] Dr. Martin Pohl Counsellor: German Embassy Tokyo
  • [Overview on current Japanese R&I Policies] Mr. Fumikazu Sato: Deputy Director-General for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office
  • [Concluding remarks] Dr. Thomas Koenen: Federation of German Industries (BDI) / Dorothea Mahnke: DWIH Tokyo (German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo)

For  more information and registration, please refer to the following link:

https://bdi.eu/#/termin/news/international-innovation-talk-with-japan/

Date: December 14, 2020 (Monday)

Time:  09:00-11:00 (ECT) / 17:00-19:00 (JST)

Language: English