International Joint Forum : Innovation Beyond Technique (2016)

2016 CNRS・EHESS/FFJ・JST/RISTEX Joint International Open Forum
Innovation Beyond Technique

 Since few decades, Innovation has become a key to describe the positive side of what may be achieved by contemporary economies. As a concept, it has gained an equivalent status to "progress" in the 19th century or "growth" in the 1960s and 1970s. It is mainly understood as related to technological change and as the major source of development and well-being.
 The purpose of this open forum is to discuss different approaches to this concept by critically assessing the relations between science, technology, innovation and society. The innovation is not limited to its technological dimension. In reality, the majority of so-called technological innovations are socio-technical innovation, requiring huge resources for financing activities, adapting regulations, designing adequate policy frames, and shaping new uses and new users, while having the appropriate interaction with society. For example, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an approach to be considered in the innovation process in EU Horizon 2020 and the role of social science and humanities in the innovation has been also highlighted in the science, technology and innovation policy of many countries. It illustrates how promises of innovative futures shape current behaviors when we are collectively convinced that this is essential element in order to solve complex social issues.


Date Mon. 12th September 2016 14:00~17:30 (Registration 13:30~)
Venue Yayoi Auditorium, The University of Tokyo (1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Access 1-minute walk from No.1 Exit of Todaimae Station (N12), Namboku Subway Line.
8-minute walk from No.1 Exit of Nezu Station (C14), Chiyoda Subway Line.
Language English (Japanese Simultaneous Interpretation)
Entry Fee Free
Organizers Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX), JST
Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Supporters Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin, TOSHIBA International Foundation, SUNTORY Foundation, (TBD)
JST logoRISTEXlogo.pngEHESS logoCRNS logo


14:10~14:45 KEYNOTE SPEECH 1
ymurakami.jpgYoichiro MURAKAMI
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo and International Christian University

"Science, Technology and Society ‐ A Historical Review"

14:45~15:10 KEYNOTE SPEECH 2
yharayama.jpgYuko HARAYAMA
Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation Cabinet Office, Japan

"Science, Technology & Innovation and Society: Toward Society 5.0"

15:10~15:35 KEYNOTE SPEECH 3
karapiperisLeonidas KARAPIPERIS
Minister-Counsellor, Head of Science and Technology Section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan

"Implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): A key cross-cutting issue in Horizon 2020"

15:35~15:55 BREAK
15:55~17:25 DISCUSSION
 Yuko FUJIGAKI Vice-dean, Professor, The University of Tokyo
 Yoichiro MURAKAMI
 Tadashi KOBAYASHI Executive Vice President, Osaka University
 Sebastien LECHEVALIER Professor, EHESS / President, FFJ de l'EHESS


CNRS-EHESS/FFJ-JST/RISTEX 2016 Joint International Conference Secretariat
Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)