EU

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1. Field of cooperation

"Disaster Risk Management"

JST and the EC are promoting joint projects related to technologies for first responders to disasters. Technologies used for damage situation awareness or rescue operations will be studied and developed.The program collaborates closely with the European framework programme HORIZON2020.

"Advanced Materials for Power Electronics"

JST and the EC are promoting joint projects related to the development of advanced materials for power electronics based on wide bandgap semiconductor device technology, which is expected to contribute greatly to energy savings.The program collaborates closely with the European framework programme HORIZON2020.

Program Officer

"Development of New Materials for the Substitution of Critical Metals" (concluded in 2016)

JST and the EC promoted joint projects related to the development of new materials to reduce the usage of critical raw materials. Material design, synthesis of nanostructures and state-of the art evaluation and analysis techniques were studied to develop new materials.The program collaborated closely with the European framework programme FP7.

Program Officer

"Material science to realize low-carbon society" (concluded in 2014)

JST and the EC* promoted joint projects related to superconductivity to help realize a low-carbon society by improving energy efficiency. Synthesis of novel superconductors, structural/physical analysis and theory construction for empirical results were studied. The program collaborated closely with the European framework programme FP7.
*European Commission

Program Officer

2. Funding Agency of EU Side

"Disaster Risk Management"

European Commission Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (EC DG HOME)

"Material science to realize low-carbon society" "Development of New Materials for the Substitution of Critical Metals" "Advanced Materials for Power Electronics"

European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (EC DG RTD)

3. Related Workshops

Related Workshops
Month/YearPlaceDescription
Nov 2011 Tokyo Japan-EU Workshop "Substitution of Critical Raw Materials"
Aug 2010 Washington D.C Japan-EU Workshop on "Superconductivity"

5. Currently in Cooperation

Technologies for first responders

Period:FY2019 - FY2021

Technologies for first responders
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in EU
Coordinated Use of miniaturized Robotic equipment and advanced Sensors for search and rescue OpeRations (CURSOR) Satoshi TADOKORO, Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University (Germany) Klaus-Dieter BÜTTGEN, Head, Research Division, THW(Federal Agency of Technical Relief)
First responder Advanced technologies for Safe and efficient Emergency Response (FASTER) Yuri Adrian TIJERINO, Professor, School & Graduate School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University (Greece) Petros DARAS, Researcher, Information Technologies Institute, Center for Research and Technology Hellas

Evaluators

Power Electronics

Period:FY2016 - FY2019

Power Electronics
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in EU
InRel-Npower: Innovative Reliable Nitride based Power Devices and Applications Hideto Miyake, Professor, Graduate School of Regional Innovation Studies, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, MIE University (Italy) Gaudenzio Meneghesso, Professor, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova

Evaluators

6. Finished Projects

Development of New Materials for the Substitution of Critical Metals

Period:FY2013 - FY2016

Development of New Materials for the Substitution of Critical Metals
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in EU
NOVACAM: Novel cheap and Abundant Materials for catalytic biomass conversion Wataru Ueda, Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University (the Netherlands) Emiel Hensen, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology
HARFIR: Heusler Alloy Replacement For Iridium Koki Takanashi, Professor and Deputy Director, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University (UK) Atsufumi Hirohata, Reader, Department of Electronics, The University of York
IRENA: Indium replacement by single-walled carbon nanotube thin films Shigeo Maruyama, Professor, School of Engineering The University of Tokyo (Finland) Esko I. Kauppinen, Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science

Evaluators

Superconductivity

Period:FY2011 - FY2014

Superconductivity
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leader in EU
Light Element Molecular Superconductivity: An Interdisciplinary Approach (LEMSUPER) Yoshihiro Iwasa, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (UK) Kosmas Prassides, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Durham University
SUPER-IRON Jun-ichi Shimoyama, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (Italy) Marina Putti, Associate Professor, CNR-SPIN, National Research Council
Establishing the Basic Science and Technology for Iron-based Superconducting Electronics Applications (IRON-SEA) Hiroshi Ikuta, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University (Germany) Kazumasa Iida, Senior Research Scientist, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

Evaluators