Content - Events of the DWIH Tokyo

2016

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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Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2016

The first Falling Walls Lab Tokyo, an internationally oriented science communication contest, was held on August 29. The event was jointly organized by the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH) and EURAXESS Links Japan. 

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German Innovation Award 2016

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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Federal Minster for Education and Research Professor Johanna Wanka speaks at Keio University

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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2015

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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Colloquium of the University of Tübingen and the DWIH Tokyo

DWIH Tokyo was host to a presentation by a visiting delegation from the University of Tübingen on October 27, 2015. The high-ranking delegation was visiting Japan and China on a World Research Tour, bringing together researchers from quantum science and personalized medicine together with partners and alumni of the University from other research areas. Within the delegation's short and packed itinerary, DWIH Tokyo arranged a special evening presentation with specially-invited guests , creating a strong platform for the university to establish and build in its contacts in Japan.

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Round Table Discussion on Advanced Manufacturing (Industry 4.0)

On September 17, 2015 at its premises within the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, DWIH Tokyo hosted a round-table discussion on behalf of the German Federal government advisory panel the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation - EFI).

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German Innovation Award 2015

During a festive award ceremony at the Hotel Grand Hyatt Tokyo, the winners of the German Innovation Award - Gottfried Wagener Prize 2015 were announced on June 30th. Established by German companies and the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan in 2008, the award’s goal is to foster bilateral exchange between business and science and support the development of German-Japanese networks and research cooperation.

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German-Japanese Symposium on Technological and Educational Resources for the Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities

Around 170 experts from industry and science followed the invitation of the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo, the Technical University of Dresden, the University of Fukui and the Japanese-German Center Berlin on April 21st to discuss new technologies for decontamination and decommissioning as well as the prospects for educating the next generation of experts in the field of nuclear decommissioning.

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2014

German-Japanese conference on the role of universities in the future

Around 250 experts followed the invitation of the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo, the German Rector's Conference and the University of Tokyo on October the 8th to discuss the role of universities in Japan and Germany in an increasingly globalized future.

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German Innovation Award 2014

During a festive award ceremony at Palace Hotel Tokyo, the winners of the German Innovation Award - Gottfried Wagener Prize 2014 were announced on June 18th. Established by German companies and the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan in 2008, the award’s goal is to foster bilateral exchange between business and science and support the development of German-Japanese networks and research cooperation.

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Lecture Event with Professor Dr. Peter H. Seeberger

Prof. Dr. Peter H. Seeberger, Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Surfaces in Potsdam, Germany, Professor at the Free University of Berlin, Potsdam University and The Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla USA, delivered a lecture on "Basic Science as Driver for Economy and Society" at the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo on February 25th. 

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2013

German Science Days in Kyoto

On October 25 and 26 the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo gathered 25 renowned German universities, research institutions, companies and science organizations on the campus of the Kyoto University to deepen the scientific exchange between Germany and Japan.

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German Innovation Award 2013

On June 18th the fifth Gottfried Wagener Prize, also known as the German Innovation Award, was awarded to five Japanese researchers at the German Embassy in Tokyo. The award focuses on application-oriented research in the fields of Environment & Energy, Healthcare, and Safety & Security and aims at fostering both countries` industry-academia cooperation.

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2012

Booths at fairs and exhibitions 2012

In 2012 the DWIH Tokyo was present at the "Innovation Japan 2012" in Tokyo and at the "Renewable Energy 2012 Exhibition" in Chiba.

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German-Japanese Symposium on "Positive Aging"

At the invitation of the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo), the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the University of Tokyo, around 200 participants came together on the 9th of October to attend the German-Japanese Symposium on "Positive Aging" held in Tokyo.

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Expert Workshop on Disaster Prevention

On October 1 and 2, 2012, an international expert workshop on "Co-Designing Resilient Cities" was held at the University of Tokyo Center for International Cooperation. The workshop was jointly organized by the Universities of Tokyo, Kiel, Bonn and Würzburg and supported by DWIH Tokyo. During the workshop, experts from various fields exchanged ideas and opinions about reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience to natural risks and analyzed strengths and weaknesses of the current state of disaster prevention. The workshop was supplemented by visits to various disaster-related localities.

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Luncheon Seminar with Prof. Dr. Töpfer

On 25 July 2012, the DWIH Tokyo hosted a luncheon seminar with Professor Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and Co-Chair of the Federal Governments Ethics Commission for a Safe Energy Supply. The event, which was jointly organized with the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, took place at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo and was attended by around 100 people from industry, science and politics.

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German Innovation Award 2012

On 19th June, 2012, five Japanese researchers were invited to the German Embassy in Tokyo to be awarded the 4th Gottfried Wagener Prize, also known as the German Innovation Award. The award is supported by ten major German technology companies and research organizations and aims at fostering both countries` industry-academia cooperation. Eighty-three scientists from 34 Japanese universities had participated in the competition, which awards prize money amounting to 9 million yen as well as fellowships for overseas research stays.

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Lecture by Professor Dr. Horst Hippler

On April 12th, 2012 Prof. Dr. Horst Hippler, president of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), held a lecture about energy research as part of a seminar that was jointly organized by the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo and the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.

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2011

German-Japanese Symposium on Ageing and Neurodegeneration

The growing proportion of ageing individuals in our modern societies is affected by late onset diseases including neurodegenerative disorders. The increase in age-related diseases will soon have profound social implications and raises not only medical and economic questions, but also touches upon ethical matters.

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Exhibition "nanoArt from Germany"

From October 25 - 28, 2011 the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) together with the Center for Nanointegration of the University Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE) presented the exhibition "nanoArt from Germany" at the University of Tsukuba. The event was opend by former German Federal President Christian Wulff.

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German-Japanese Workshop “Nanomaterials for Energy Applications”

On 25th October 2011 the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo, together with the Center for Nanointegration of the University Duisburg-Essen, University Tsukuba and Tsukuba Innovation Arena (TIA) jointly organized the workshop "Nanomaterials for Energy Applications". Almost 100 researchers from both countries attended the event.

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Booths at fairs and exhibitions in 2011

To increase the visibility for and awareness of Germany's research and innovation capabilities the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) participated in the exhibitions "Innovation Japan 2011", "nano tech 2011" and "Renewable Energy 2011 Exhibition". The activities and services of the DWIH Tokyo in the respective areas as well as the German Innovation Award have been promoted. 

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German-Japanese chemistry symposium held in Tokyo

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, one of the leading journals in chemistry, celebrates its fiftieth Anniversary in 2011. On this occasion, a high-level symposium was held in Tokyo on June 20th 2011 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The event was jointly organized by the journal's owner society, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo), the German Research Foundation DFG as associated partner of the Research in Germany initiative (RiG) and the publishers Wiley-VCH.

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German Innovation Award "Gottfried Wagener Prize 2010" Presented to Young Japanese Scientists

German companies are strengthening their ties with Japanese academia. Launched in 2008 by twelve technology-focused German enterprises and the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, the German Innovation Award supports young scientists in Japan. The five winners of the Gottfried Wagener Prize 2010 have been announced on May 12th.

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2010

German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo was established

On October 6th 2010, the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo was officially opened at the German-Japanese Science and Innovation Forum 2010. 400 participants from the fields of science, business and politics from Germany and Japan took part in the symposium.

 

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Delegation of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Japan

 

A delegation of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), led by Dr. Jens Fahrenberg visited Japan to exchange views on innovation management and technology transfer with Japanese universities and research institutes from 12 to 15 September.

 

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