JST Press Release#1480

January 8, 2021

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
5-3, Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8666

JST to Fund 6 Projects in EIG CONCERT-Japan
within the Framework of the
Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)

JST (President, Hamaguchi Michinari) has approved funding new joint research project in the research field of “ICT for Resilient, Safe and Secure Society”, in collaboration with 10 funding agencies from 10 European countries in the framework of the EIG CONCERT-Japan under SICORP.

EIG CONCERT-Japan is an international joint initiative to support and enhance science, technology and innovation (STI) cooperation between Japan and European countries.

In 2020, the seventh Joint Call was conducted from May18 to July 17 in the research field of “ICT for Resilient, Safe and Secure Society”, to which a total of 21 proposals was submitted. Following in depth evaluation by the Scientific Committee Meeting and subsequent discussion among funding agencies that participated in the Joint Call, it has been decided that JST will jointly fund the 6 projects. The period of support is to last for 3 years, during which Japan side researchers in each project receive up to 18 million JPY in total.

The CONCERT-Japan was funded by the European Union (EU) as one of their international cooperation activities within the ERA-NET (European Research Area Network) of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development (FP7). Its continuation, the EIG CONCERT-Japan project, aims to further develop existing cooperation between European countries and Japan by promoting and enabling effective collaboration in science and technology research. (http://concert-japan.eu/)