EU-Japan Symposium on ICT Research and Innovation

CDT participates as a rapporteur at the 5th EU-Japan Symposium on ICT Research & Innovation

Published: 16 October 2014

The international dimension of the EU's framework programs for research and innovation will get an increasingly greater role.

Under Horizon 2020 collaboration and coordinated calls is taking place with non-EU countries. During October 16 to 17 the 5th EU-Japan Symposium on ICT Research and Innovation  was conducted in Brussels. Here, the cooperation with Japan is manifested. Ongoing and planned projects are presented just as well as areas for future joint calls. The program is divided into a common part and a part with parallel sessions.

"Japan is a leading nation in scientific research in ICT", says Karl Andersson, assistant professor and project leader at CDT."It is natural that the EU is seeking cooperation with Japan in the light of this. At the meeting in Brussels, there was opportunity for valuable networking and exchange of ideas. For me personally, having a background as a scholar and researcher at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Tokyo is an opportunity for many pleasant reunions during these two days."

Karl Andersson continues: "I'm also one of three rapporteurs on the European side, responsible for monitoring and documenting the discussions within the Big Data powered by IoT and Cloud and 5G Network Management."