Content - Programme

Programme

10:00-10:30

Opening Remarks

Dorothea Mahnke  
Director, German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) 

Kathrin Meyer  
Head, Division of "New Innovation Support Instruments and Programmes", German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

 

Welcome Address  

Stefan Möbs  
Minister, Head, Department for Economic and Scientific Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tokyo

Masanori Shinano
Deputy Director-General, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

 

10:30-11:30

Keynote Lectures

"Open Innovation for Photonics at Hamamatsu City through a collaboration with German networks"
Professor Yoshihiro Takiguchi  
Vice President, The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.

"Hamamatsu and Thuringia- the success story of photonics cluster collaboration"
Anke Mank  
Manager, International Affairs, OptoNet e.V.- Photonics Network Thuringia

11:30-12:30Break
12:30-13:3

Session
"Developing Cluster Collaborations"

"Exemplary Cluster Funding Activities of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – ‘Leading-Edge Cluster Competition’ and ‘Clusters - Networks - International’"
Dr. Florian Welter  
Programme Coordinator, "Internationalisation of Leading-Edge Clusters, Forward-Looking Projects and Comparable Networks", Division of "Technological and Regional Innovations - Clusters", Project Management Jülich, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

"Promoting Regional Science and Technology in Japan"
Satoshi Odoi
Director, Regional R&D Promotion, University-Industry Collaboration and Regional R&D  Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)


13:30-14:00Coffee Break
14:00-15:30

Parallel Workshops

Worshop 1:
"Fostering the Development of New Technologies through Cluster Collaborations" 

"How to enhance innovation by cluster collaboration - opportunities and challenges"
Chair: Anke Mank  
Manager, International Affairs, OptoNet e.V.- Photonics Network Thuringia 

"Next Generation Power Electronics - Research Cooperation of Leading Regions"
Thomas Harder  
General Manager, ECPE European Center for Power Electronics e.V.

"Power Electronics Application of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor with its Superior Properties"Professor Dr. Shin-ichi Nishizawa  
Senior Academia Member, NPERC-J
Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University

"Current Progress of Photonics Networking in the Hamamatsu Area"
Professor Yoshihiro Takiguchi  
Vice President, The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.

 

Worshop 2:
"New Potentials for Innovations through Cluster Collaborations: The Case of Health Style"

Chair: Professor Dr. Eckehard Fozzy Moritz  
Director, CEO, Innovationsmanufaktur Ltd.

Dr. Christian Geltinger  
Chief Representative, State of Bavaria (Bayern) - Japan Office

Chikara Miyaji  
Project Researcher, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

Professor Dr. Sadayuki Ujihashi  
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology

 

Worshop 3:
"Practical Education and Advanced Training in Cluster Collaboration"

"Introduction of cluster collaborations between Saxony and Yamagata : organic electronics and regional SMEs"
Chair: Professor Tatsuhiro Takahashi  
Director, Special Adviser to Executive Board Member, Innovation Center for Organic Electronics, Yamagata University 

"Networking in the view of international and intercultural collaboration"
Dr. Christian Körner  
Project Manager, Organic Electronics Saxony Management GmbH 

"Production research in cluster collaborations – also a way for training and education?"
Professor Dr. Yves-Simon Gloy  
Head, Division of Textile Machinery / Production Technologies, Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University

"The case study of technical education and advanced training in cluster collaboration between Bavaria and Saitama"
Tetsuya Sasaki  
Manager, Business Support and Finance Department, Saitama City Foundation for Business Creation

 

15:30-16:30

Panel Discussion
"How to Further Strengthen Japanese-German Cluster Collaborations?"

* Some changes may occur

 

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