1. Objectives

CONCERT-Japan began as a project platform for international cooperation activities under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). After ending in December 2014, it continued under its successor CONCERT-Japan, with 11 countries and 12 funding agencies as of 2018 partnering with Japan to further collaborative research. Through the exchange of S&T policy information, research exchange, network building and joint calls, the program supports the funding of projects in a variety of fields.


Program Officer [Smart Water Management for Sustainable Society]

Program Officer [Functional Porous Materials]

Program Officer [Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution]

Program Officer [Food Crops and Biomass Productio]

2. Calls for Proposals

Related Workshops, etc
Month/YearResearch AreasPress Release
Apr 2018 Functional Porous Materials Detail
May 2017 Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution Detail
Mar 2016 Food Crops and Biomass Production Technologies Detail

3. Currently in Cooperation

※The underlined researcher is the Project Leader

Functional Porous Materials

Period:FY2019 - FY2021

Functional Porous Materials
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Nanoparticle Supramolecular Frameworks as Advanced Nanoporous Materials (SUPRAPOROUS) Takuzo AIDA, The University of Tokyo, Professor (Spain) Javier MONTENEGROSantiago de Compostela University, Professor (Germany) Wolfgang PARAK, Universitat Hamburg, Professor (Lithuania)Edvinas ORENTAS, UAB Ferentis, Scientific adviser
Functional Porous Cementitious Nanocomposites for Heat Storage in Buildings Using Phase Change Materials (PoroPCM) Tetsuya ISHIDA, The University of Tokyo, Professor (Germany) E.A.B. KoendersTU Darmstadt, Professor (Spain) J. Dolado, Spanish National Research Council, Senior Researche (Czech Republic)R. Pukl, Cervenka Consulting, Project Manager
Printable Fully Inorganic Porous Metal Oxide Based Perovskite Solar Cells: Defining Charge Selective Oxides for High-efficient and Low-cost Device Structure (PROPER) Seigo ITO, University of Hyogo, Professor (Germany) Andreas HINSCH, Fraunhofer ISE, Senior research fellow
(France)Lionel FLANDIN, LEPMI, Professor
Scientific Upgrading of Novel Multi-dimensional Microporous Catalysts for Green Chemical Reactions (MicroGreen) Yoshihiro KUBOTA, Yokohama National University, Professor (France)Valentin VALTCHEV, National Centre for Scientific Research, Research Director
(Bulgaria) Petko PETKOV, University of Sofia, Associate Professor
Outperforming Functionality: Composite/Mixed Matrix Porous Materials in Membrane-Based Processes (X-MEM) Izumi KUMAKIRI, Yamaguchi University, Associate Professor (Spain) Nazely DIBAN, University of Cantabria, Assistant Professor (Poland) Aleksandra PACULA, Polish Academy of Sciences, Research Scientist (Turkey)Enver GULER, Atılım University, Assistant Professor

Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution

Period:FY2018 - FY2020

Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Low-cost and efficient sodium-ion battery based on abundant elements (LIBRA) Shinichi Komaba, Tokyo University of Science,
(Germany) Philipp Adelhelm, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Professor (Spain) Teofilo Rojo, CIC Energigune, Scientific Director and University of the Basque Country, Professor
Module-Aware Modelling and Assessment of Performance of Interconnected AC/MTDC Power Grids (MODULATOR) Yoshihiko Susuki, Osaka Prefecture University, Associate Professor (Norway) Salvatore D'Arco, SINTEF Energy Research, Research Scientist (Germany) Sebastian Stock, Fraunhofer IWES, Research Scientist
Novel carbon-free cathode materials for metal-air rechargeable batteries (CarFree) Kiyoharu Tadanaga, Hokkaido University, Professor (Spain) Mario Aparicio, Glass and Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio (CSIC), Scientific Researcher (Turkey) Tugrul Cetinkaya, Sakarya University, Assistant Professor (France) Alejandro A. Franco, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, Professor
Modular Megawatt-range Wireless EV Charging Infrastructure Providing Smart Grid Services (MoMeWEC) Hiroshi Fujimoto, The University of Tokyo, Associate Professor (Norway) Giuseppe Guidi, SINTEF Energy Research, Research Scientist (Germany) Antonello Monti, RWTH Aachen University, Professor
Development of Advanced and Innovative metal supported Cells using proton conducting ceramics to foster Hydrogen society Implementation (DAICHI) Hiroshige Matsumoto, Kyushu University, Professor (Germany) Remi Costa, German Aerospace Center, Senior Research Scientist (Norway) Truls Norby, Oslo University, Professor

Food Crops and Biomass Production Technologies

Period:FY2017 - FY2019

Food Crops and Biomass Production Technologies
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Phytopathogens: a good Opportunity to Improve crop yieldS and quality under changing Environmental conditions (POISE) Kimiko Itoh, Niigata University, Professor (Spain) Javier Pozueta-Romero, CSIC Institute of Agrobiotechnology, Professor (Germany) Mohamad-Reza Hajirezaei, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research(IPK), Senior Scientist
Innovation Network to Improve Soybean Production under the Global Change Naoko Ohkama-Ohtsu, Tokyo University of
Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Professor
(Germany) Sonoko Dorothea Bellingrath-Kimura, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Professor (Turkey) Osman Erekul, Adnan Menderes University Aydin (ADU), Professor (France) Etienne-Pascal Journet, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Dr.
Improving crop yield by enhanced plant performance under stress conditions Hitoshi Sakakibara, Nagoya University, Professor (Spain) Stephan Pollmann, Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics, Professor (Spain) Jesus Vicente-Carbajosa, Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics, Professor (France) Anne Krapp, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, Deputy Director (Germany) Jutta Ludwig-Muller, Technische Universitat Dresden, Professor (Germany) Ralf Oelmuller, University Jena, Professor
Comparative potato and cassava OMICS for sustainable crop production Motoaki Seki, RIKEN, Team Leader (Spain) Salome Prat , CSIC Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Professor (Germany) Uwe Sonnewald, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Professor
Towards a multi-approach study focused on Improving Resource Use Efficiency in Cereals under climate change Toshiaki Mitsui, Niigata University, Professor
website : Niigata University Kariwa Village Advanced Agro-Biotechnology Research Center (KAAB)
(Spain) Iker Aranjuelo, CSIC Agrobiotechnology Institute, Group head (Spain) Jose Luis Araus, University of Barcelona, Professor (France) Bertrand Gakiere, CNRS Universite Paris, Presidency (Germany) Eckart Priesack, Helmholtz Center, Group leader

4. Finished Projects