JEUPISTE (Japan-EU Partnership in Innovation, Science and Technology, FP7 grant agreement no 609585) is an EU funded project for the promotion, enhancement and development of Europe-Japan cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). The project is supporting the EU-Japan STI policy dialogues through data collection and analytical reports. It also organises workshops and information days to promote cooperation programmes such as Horizon 2020 and facilitates partnership building through thematic events. The project furthermore addresses the individual needs of researchers and research organisations by implementing training seminars on Horizon 2020 project management and operates a help desk where any kind of inquiry related to EU-Japan STI cooperation can be addressed.
JEUPISTE was based on the success on the first project of its kind, J-BILAT. The JEUPISTE consortium consists of 10 partners of various types (governmental, NPO, higher education, SME) across geographical areas and disciplines, covering the full spectrum of the European Framework Programmes, including Horizon 2020. The project runs from September 2013 until February 2017.
Europe and Japan are facing similar societal challenges while sharing common values. Europe-Japan cooperation in Innovation, Science and Technology will be beneficial for both societies while there seems to be great potential for further cooperation. We believe that the level of cooperation can be enhanced through an appropriate series of analytical, promotional and supporting actions. In order to focus the activities, a number of key enabling technologies and societal challenges were selected. ICT, advanced materials, biotechnology, and innovation in SMEs have been selected as key enabling technologies. Health, demographic change and well-being, Secure, clean and efficient energy, and Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies were selected as societal challenges.
|Support to policy dialogues (WP2)||Extensive collection, update and analysis of data on EU-Japan STI cooperation|
|Setting up a continuous process of exchange within Europe for further STI cooperation with Japan, the EU-Japan Interest Group|
|Feasibility study of a joint liaison office in Japan|
|Bilateral Dissemination (WP3)||Events in Japan promoting Horizon 2020 for cooperation with Europe|
|Events in Europe promoting Japanese STI programmes|
|Coordination with other EU schemes|
|Networking and Twinning (WP4)||Academic partnership building through intensive workshops, bringing together basic/frontier research communities|
|Innovation partnership building through intensive workshops, involving industry, PPP, academia and others, on the overarching theme of “smart communities”|
|Promoting dialogue among funding organisations|
|Helpdesk and Training of Experts (WP5)||Helpdesk in Japan on Horizon 2020 and other relevant EU programmes|
|Training of Contact Points in Japan on Horizon 2020 in order to develop the human resources for collaborative projects|
|Training of Contact Points in Europe on Japanese STI programmes|
Apart from these aims, there are also various tasks related to the management of the project (WP1) and the communication of its results such as the project website and newsletter (WP6).
|Institute for International Studies and Training (EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation; Coordinator)||Japan|
|Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE)||Italy|
|Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)||Germany|
|Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)||Greece|
|Regional Centre for Information and Scientific Development (RCISD)||Hungary|
|The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)||Turkey|
|Agency for Management of Universities and Research Grants (AGAUR)||Spain|
|Rete Internazionale per le Piccole e Medie Imprese (International Network for SMEs - INSME)||Italy|
|National University Corporation Kobe University||Japan|
|Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)||Austria|
Consortium meeting in Turin, November 2014
In order to guarantee the quality of the project activities, a dedicated Advisory Board has been set up, with 4 Japan-based and 9 Europe-based members, coming from academia, industry, and governmental as well as funding organizations. In addition, JEUPISTE is supported by a number of organisations with complementary expertise and potential for leverage effects.
The projects results can be accessed here: http://www.jeupiste.eu/project-results