JEUPISTE (Japan-EU Partnership in Innovation, Science and Technology) is a 3-year EU co-funded project for the promotion, enhancement and development of Europe-Japan cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). It runs from September 2013 until August 2016. The project is supporting the EU-Japan STI policy dialogues through data collection, analytical reports and policy workshops. 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 EU-Japan cooperation and Horizon 2020 project management, and operates a help desk service to which any kind of inquiry related to EU-Japan STI cooperation can be addressed.
The consortium involved in the project consists of the following 10 partners:
- Institute for International Studies and
Training (EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation-Coordinator)
- Agency for the Promotion of European
- Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DE)
- Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (GR)
- Regional Centre for Information and Scientific
- The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TR)
- Agency for Management of Universities
and Research Grants (ES)
- Rete Internazionale per le Piccole e Medie Imprese (International Network for SMEs)(IT)
- National University Corporation Kobe University (JP)
- Centre for Social Innovation (AT)
For more information: http://www.jeupiste.eu/
Previous to the JEUPISTE project, the EU-Japan Centre implemented the first FP7 "BILAT" project for the promotion of EU-Japan cooperation called J-BILAT (2010-2012). A strong and extensive network of Japanese organizations was been formed towards the cooperation with Europe. The project greatly contributed to the better understanding of FP7 and beyond by Japanese researchers and managers, policy makers and funding organizations. During the project life time, the number of Japanese participations in FP7 projects increased from under 30 (as of September 2009) to over 110 (as of December 2012). Through the surveys and help desk services, actual/potential problems or roadblocks have been identified and measures have been taken or recommendation have been made to the proper organisations (e.g. regarding the application for PIC).