1. Objectives

CONCERT-Japan began as a project platform for international research cooperation activities under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). After the conclusion of its FP7 iteration in December 2014, its activities continued under the new European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan name, with 13 science, technology and innovation (STI) funding agencies from 11 European countries and Japan as of 2019 partnering to further research collaboration and exchange. Through S&T policy knowledge sharing, research exchange, network building and joint funding calls, the program supports Japanese-European research collaboration 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]

3. Currently in Cooperation

※The underlined researcher is the Project Leader

ICT for Resilient, Safe and Secure Society

Smart Water Management for Sustainable Society

Period:FY2020 - FY2022

Smart Water Management for Sustainable Society
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas

Removal of obstacles in widespread application of membrane
technology: toward smart water management in future cities (Real Method)

KIMURA Katsuki, Hokkaido University, Professor (Germany) Andrea Iris SCHÄFER, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Professor (France) Benoit TEYCHENE, University of Poitiers, Associate Professor (Turkey) Ismail KOYUNCU, Istanbul Technical University, Professor
Sustainable water reclamation based on ceramic membrane filtration (SuWaCer) NAKADA Norihide, Kyoto University, Senior Lecturer (Turkey) Ceyda Zeynep KOYUNCU, TUBITAK Marmara Research Center, Chief Researcher (Slovakia) Domenico PANGALLO, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Group Leader
Soil eco-technology to recover water storage in Disturbed forests (SoilWater) FUJII Kazumichi, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Senior Researcher (Czech Republic) Jan FROUZ, Biology Centre CAS, Director (Slovakia) Peter ŠURDA, Slovak University of Agriculture, Professor (Germany) Werner GERWIN, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Professor
Framework for organisational decision-making process in water reuse for smart cities (SMART-WaterDomain) FUKUSHI Kensuke, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University, Academic Programme Officer (Germany) Serena CAUCCI, United Nations University UNU-FLORES, Senior Research Associate (Poland) Wieslaw FIALKIEWICZ, University of Wroclaw, Researcher (Czech Republic) Aleš FARDA, Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Scientist (Slovakia) Kluvankova TATIANA, Slovakia Academy of Sciences, Professor (Lithuania) Nijolė KAZLAUSKIENĖ, Institute of Ecology of Nature Research Center, Senior researcher
Innovative UV-LED applications to drinking water and wastewater treatment systems for sustainable water management in future communities (InLedapp) OGUMA Kumiko, The University of Tokyo, Associate Professor (Germany) Jutta EGGERS, German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas&Water (DVGW), Senior Manager (Czech Republic) Ludek BLAHA, Masaryk University, Professor

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) Aida Takuzo, 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) Ishida Tetsuya, 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) Ito Seigo, 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) Kubota Yoshihiro, 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) Kumakiri Izumi, Yamaguchi University, 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) Komaba Shinichi, 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) Suzuki Yoshihiko, 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) Tadanaga Kiyoharu, 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) Fujimoto Hiroshi, 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) Matsumoto Hiroshige, 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 - FY2020

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) Itoh Kimiko, 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 Ohkama-Ohtsu Naoko, 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 Sakakibara Hitoshi, 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 Seki Motoaki, 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 Mitsui Toshiaki, 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

※The underlined researcher is the Project Leader

Photonic Manufacturing

Period:FY2014 - FY2016

Photonic Manufacturing
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
FEmtosecond laser Advanced manufacturing for Ship-In-a-Bottle Lab-on-chips Enrichment (FEASIBLE) Sugioka Koji, RIKEN-SIOM Joint Research Unit, Unit Leader (Italy) Rebeca Martinez Vazquez, National Research Council Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN-CNR), Staff Researcher (Hungary) Lorand Kelemen, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Biophysics, Research Associate
Femtosecond laser microfabrication of diamond photonic circuits for quantum information(DiamondFab) Miura Kiyotaka, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Engineering, Professor (Italy) Roberta Ramponi, National Research Council Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN-CNR), Director (Turkey) Ali Serpenguzel, Koc University, Microphotonics Research Laboratory, Director
Plasmon-enhanced Tera-Hertz emission by Femtosecond laser pulses of nanostructured semiconductor/metal surfaces (FemtoTera) Sakoda Kazuaki, National Institute of Materials Science, Photonic Materials Unit, Unit Director (Italy) Stefano Sanguinetti, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Materials Science, Professor (Hungary) Akos Nemcsics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, Senior Research Fellow
Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Professor, Germany
Functional Thin-Film Ferroelectric Materials for CMOS compatible Photonics (FF-Photon) Shinozaki Kazuo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Professor (Switzerland) Juerg Leuthold, ETH Zurich Institute of Electromagnetic Fields (IEF), Head of Institute (Italy) Mario Martinelli, Polytechnic University of Milan, Department of Electronics, Information and BioEngineering (DEIB), POLICOM Lab Director