Welcome to the website of CONCERT-Japan, an initiative for Connecting and Coordinating European Research and Technology Development with Japan. CONCERT-Japan is funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union (EU) for RTD and designed to promote an effective and coordinated science and technology cooperation among European countries and Japan.
The second meeting of the EU-Japan Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation has been held on 21 June 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Co-chaired by Mr. Robert-Jan Smits, European Commission Director-General for Research and Innovation and H.E. Shin Maruo, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Committee has recognized the contribution of CONCERT-Japan project to the science and technology cooperation between Europe and Japan.
Through the CONCERT-Japan Pilot Joint Call on Research and Innovation which was announced in 2012, nine research projects with the participation of cross-national research teams from Europe and Japan will be funded within the topics of “Resilience against Disasters” and “Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution”.