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Europe-Japan Collaboration Opportunities

 

There are numerous opportunities for travel and research collaboration between Europe and Japan. Until 2015, we highlighted each month around 30 to 50 schemes to support researcher collaboration, exchange, or mobility in our monthly Newsletter.

We have also produced a Funding Guide: Funding Guide Booklet (4.77 MB)   which is a comprehensive listing of institutional, national, and European Union schemes (also available in Japanese: 欧州研究助成ガイド2015年 (5.15 MB)

 

The EU and Japan have a successful track record of collaboration, but a lot more can be done to further build and strengthen our research relations. In the 7th Framework Programme (FP7), there were over 100 Japanese participations in cooperative research projects, in a broad range of areas, as it can be seen in a figure below.

 

Japanese researchers have also participated in mobility programmes funded under the Marie-Curie actions of FP7 as well in ERC grants. This trend continues under Horizon 2020.

 

Japanese researchers have also participated in mobility programmes funded under the Marie-Curie actions of FP7 as well in ERC grants. This trend continues under Horizon 2020.

Priority areas for future cooperation with Japan include critical raw materials, transport research including aviation, nanotechnology, health, sustainable food security, ICT, and there is also the potential to do more together in renewable energies, ocean research and robotics. We also work together in a number of other areas, including energy (non-nuclear), nuclear safety, space research, security research and Euratom. See here for more details on areas where Japanese participation is particularly welcomed.

Examples of EU-Japan joint research projects.

 

 

EU-Japan Co-funding mechanisms in Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation covering 7 years between 2014-2020 with a budget of nearly € 80 billion and with the aim to attract private investments.

Japan is mentioned in a number of calls in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017. Apart from the joint calls, there are also a number of regular Horizon 2020 calls in which a Japanese partner will receive funding: see below for details.

Remember: Japanese institutions can also participate to any of the other Horizon 2020 calls, provided they have matching funds of their own.

Further information: Horizon 2020 Participant PortalHorizon 2020 Calls for Japan (138.79 KB)

For further information on Horizon 2020 and Japan, please visit the pages of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan and of JEUPISTE.

 

 

 

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