Conference 2022

EUROPEAN JAPAN EXPERTS ASSOCIATION (EJEA)

www.ejea.eu

FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (FIT)

https://www.fit.fraunhofer.de/en.html

LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY (LiU)

https://liu.se/en

and

RIKEN

(理化学研究所)

https://www.riken.jp/en/

jointly organize an international conference on

Innovation and Action for Managing Urgent Future

Local and Global Issues and Domains in Japan and Europe

on November 24th – 25th, 2022 in Germany

This conference is kindly hosted by

JAPANESE-GERMAN CENTER BERLIN (JDZB)
www.jdzb.de

and supported by

GRANITE Network
(German Research Ambassadors Network for Industrial Technology Endeavors)

https://granite-ambassadors.com

INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY (ISDP)

http://isdp.eu

and

KAGAWA UNIVERSITY

https://www.kagawa-u.ac.jp/en/www.kagawa-u.ac.jp

The conference title “Human-centered Sustainability and Innovation for an AI-assisted Future” opened the floor for presentations and discussions from a broad range of perspectives and aspects. Once again it was found that Europe and Japan share a lot in common but will also have to face different challenges in the future – on a local as well as on a global level.

Therefore, megatrends for 2030 will be the guiding principles for the coming conference and some of their keywords are: “demographics”, “rise of the individual”, “enabling technology”, “economic interconnectedness”, “economic power shift”, “climate change”, “urbanization” etc. These trends will have a significant impact not only on governments, but also on economy, education, research, as well as on societies and citizens all over the world!

Megatrends are very significant, especially in times of changes. They affect all levels of society and thus influence companies, institutions, and individuals. They are not only a core element of research but also the basis for decisions in business, politics and on a personal level.

Against this background, the organizers of this conference would like to address the current discussion on megatrends, which require innovative and necessary solutions and actions as regards local as well as global perspectives on managing urgent future issues and domains. Profound changes are laying ahead of us in Europe as well as in Japan!