30 Nov 2018
Commission discusses closer R&I cooperation with Japan
On 29 November 2018, Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation and Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General for Research and Innovation, met with Yoshio Yamawaki, Japanese Deputy Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and Hiroshi Matsumoto, President of RIKEN (Japan’s Institute of Physical and Chemical Research). They exchanged information on new science, technology and innovation policies in Europe and in Japan, and discussed closer cooperation in view of the next European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon Europe - and the next Japanese Science and Technology Basic Plan, both of which will start in 2021. The opening of an office of RIKEN (Japan’s largest research organisation for basic and applied science) in Brussels will further boost EU-Japan cooperation in research and innovation.
Source and photo credit: European Commission