Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP) Information on Japan-France Joint Call for Proposals 2023 on Edge AI

(January 13, 2023)

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and L'Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR), in order to promote international research interaction and exchange among researchers in Japan and France, are jointly accepting proposals for Japan-France collaborative research projects in the field of "Edge AI".

Japanese

Research Field

" Edge AI "
The call aims at supporting collaborative research on current challenges in edge and embedded AI, which shall contribute to the development of pre-competitive and applied results for products, processes and/or technical services.
The proposals should relate - without being limited - to one or more of the following application domains:

  • Healthcare
  • Industry4.0/Connected Industries
  • Telecom application
  • Autonomous driving

Eligible for funding are consortia composed of at least four partners ("2+2"), i.e., two of them on the Japanese side and two on the French side. For each country, these consortia should include at least one university or research institution and one company.

Details of Support

Research networking and exchange projects selected for funding in this call will receive support for a period of 4 years totaling no more than 60,000,000 JPY including direct and indirect costs. Please note we request the Japanese company to bear the project costs and provide resources equivalent to or more than the contract research expenses received. It is expected that about 3 projects will be funded. Full details of support can be found in the Japanese guidance information below and in the Call Document.

Program Officer(PO)(Japanese side)

OTSUKI Tomoaki, Ph.D., Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Information and Computer Science, Keio University

Period of the Call for Proposals

Friday 13 January to Wednesday 12 April 2023 (10:00 CET / 17:00 JST)

Application Procedure

  • The joint proposal and Japanese application information should be submitted electronically via the Cross-Ministerial R&D Management System (e-Rad).
  • An e-Rad manual for applicants is available (in Japanese):「e-Radによる応募情報入力の方法」

Notes

  • Compliance agreement documents require the stamp of the institution's top person. In the case of a university or college the top person is the president, not the dean.
  • When research institutions are national or municipal organizations, such institutions concluding research contracts are obliged to implement necessary budgetary measures before entering research contracts for which they are responsible. Please confirm with your institution and contact JST before submitting.
  • If you have not registered information related to research integrity with e-Rad after the e-Rad upgrade on March 15, 2022, please make sure to register the information. This is not required if you have already registered.
  • If applicants do not submit required documents to both JST and ANR by the deadline, the proposal shall not be accepted and not be brought to the evaluation process.

・The call documents and guidance can be downloaded from below

Documents / FormsDownload Links
Joint call text PDF
Joint application form Word
Japan-specific application form (only for Japanese applicants) Word
Cost sharing and resource provisioning rules and precautions for Japanese companies
(参画企業による費用負担・リソース提供および企業の参画における留意点について)
PDF
Application guidelines (日本側応募者への応募にあたっての注意事項) PDF
e-Rad manual PDF

Enquiries

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Department of International Affairs
Mr. YODA Akira, Mr. DOI Shinichi, Ms. SHIRAISHI Junko
E-mail:jointfr(at)jst.go.jp (replace (at) with @)
TEL: +81-3-5214-7375 FAX:+81-3-5214-7379