June 24, 2020: Eyes on Asia Webinar by Asia Observatory “Internationales Management Post-Covid-19: Was bleibt?” Record available (only in German)

Asia Observatory organised a Webinar “Post-Covid-19: Was bleibt?” on 22. June 2020, discussing how Covid-19 affects the economic as well as industrial environment and urges its transformation.

The Webinar record is available here (only in German)

Wird Covid-19 ein Motor wirtschaftlicher Transformation der Bodenseeregion?

Wir stehen am Beginn einer neuen Ära, in der Unternehmen die Art und Weise ihrer internationalen Geschäftstätigkeiten überdenken. Die Coronavirus-Pandemie hat in vielen Branchen zu einem gleichzeitigen Angebots- und Nachfrageschock geführt. Die Krise ist noch nicht vorbei und die Konsequenzen für Vorarlberger Organisationen und Akteure in ihnen sind schwer abzusehen.

Als stark exportorientierte Region oft hoch entwickelter Nischen- produkte und -dienstleistungen haben Ungewissheiten rund um Auslandsaktivitäten sicherlich eine besondere Tragweite. Disruption kann aber auch ein Impuls für Wandel sein. Viele Unternehmen werden ihre Erkenntnisse aus dieser Krise, wie sie Lieferketten organisieren und Wachstumsmärkte bedienen, nicht so schnell aufgeben.

Wie Firmen international agieren und Führungskräfte Aufgaben bewältigen, könnte sich daher grundlegend verändern. Prozesse rund um die Gesundheit und Sicherheit der Beschäftigten über Grenzen (und unterschiedliche Pandemieverläufen) hinweg, virtuelle Geschäftsanbahnung oder Kundenbeziehungsmanagement sind im Umbruch und damit auch die Managementfähigkeiten, die Unternehmen benötigen.

Ein Webinar mit Fach- und Führungskräften aus der DACH-Region fragte, was von der Coronakrise bleibt, und konnte damit für diese neuen Skills sensibilisieren. Die FH Vorarlberg möchte Anregungen für den Umgang mit Covid-Widrigkeiten bieten. Mit dem virtuellen Rundtisch schaffen wir eine Plattform für den direkten und offenen Dialog zwischen Industrie und Forschung.

Wir haben uns über die spannende Beiträge von Asienkennern sehr gefreut!

 

• Reinhard A. Pfefferkorn (Panexio)

• Dr. Thomas Schwaninger (Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH)

• Markus Tecklenburg (Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH)

• Bernd Wachter (ALPLA South East Asia)

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June 24, 2020: Canon Foundation in Europe – Research Fellowships 2020, the application deadline is extended to 15 February 2021

Research grants
Online application form open
Deadline extended to 15 February 2021
for research starting in 2021

We offer Research Fellowships to Europeans and Japanese postgraduates who want to carry out research in Japan and Europe respectively.

As a result of COVID-19, the original deadline of 15 September 2020 has been extended to 15 February 2021 for applications starting from September 2021 to December 2022.

Further info and the online application form can be found on our website at www.canonfoundation.org.

Japan-Africa Exchange Program
The deadline for the Japan-Africa Exchange Program with Kyoto University is also extended to 15 February 2021 for applications between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022. For further information about the Program and the application form, please visit the Kyoto University Africa Unit website or email them at africaunit@kura.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Co-Sponsored Research Fellowships
The deadline for the Co-Sponsored Research Fellowship Programme with the European University Institute in Italy remains 18 October 2020. Interested candidates should apply for the Max Weber programme following instructions on the EUI website.

For questions about any of our programmes, please contact us at foundation@canon-europe.com

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June 20, 2020: “Digitale Visionen – für ein neues Miteinander” EJEA Chairman Dietrich Albert was interviewed at “Business Monat Juni 2020” (in German)

EJEA Chairman, Dietrich Albert was invited to an interview by the Austrian business magazine “Business Monat” to provide some insights into Japan, focusing on digital vision.

Here is the interview (available only in German) 

 

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June 1, 2020: Horizon 2020の新型コロナウィルスに関する公募課題/Horizon 2020 call topics related to COVID-19

(Text in English follows the Japanese version)

各位

このメッセージはFP7及びHorizon 2020の活動を通じてご連絡先を頂戴した方々に不定期に差しあげております。今回は、Horizon 2020の新型コロナウィルスに関連した臨時公募についてのご案内です。

日欧産業協力センター  山田/小田

Horizon 2020の新型コロナへの対応

欧州委員会は、緊急に必要とされるコロナウイルスの研究のために、研究・イノベーションプログラム「ホライゾン2020」でさらに1億2200万ユーロを投じ、5つの公募課題を発表しました。
今回の新たな公募は、診断、治療、ワクチン、伝染病への備えを開発するための18のプロジェクトへの4,820万ユーロの支援、Innovative Medicines Initiativeを通じた診断と治療に関する8つのプロジェクトへの1億1,700万ユーロの投資や欧州イノベーション会議(European Innovation Council)を通じた革新的なアイデアを支援など、これまでの取り組みを補完するもので、欧州委員会と各国の機関との対話から生まれた短期計画、ERAvsCorona Action Planの3つ目を実施するものです。今回の募集で対象となる5つの分野及び予算は以下の通りです。(実施背景・詳細についてはこちら)

参考:ERAvsCorona Action Plan

予算内訳

Repurposing of manufacturing for vital medical supplies and equipment (€23 million)
Medical technologies, Digital tools and Artificial Intelligence analytics to improve surveillance and care at high Technology Readiness Levels (€56 million)
Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak responses (€20 million)
Pan-European COVID-19 cohorts (€20 million)
Collaboration of existing EU and international cohorts of relevance to COVID-19 (€3 million)
<募集開始された公募>
5月19日募集開始、6月11日期限の臨時公募5件を募集中です。

Topic#SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2A
Repurposing of manufacturing for vital medical supplies and equipment
募集ページ

Topic#SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2B
Medical technologies, Digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics to improve surveillance and care at high Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)
募集ページ

Topic#SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2C
Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak response
募集ページ

Topic#SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2D
Pan-European COVID-19 cohorts
募集ページ

Topic#SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2E
Networking of existing EU and international cohorts of relevance to COVID-19
募集ページ

本件は参加方法はHorizon 2020の一般公募と同様です。
日本からの参加には自動的な助成金はありません。

Dear All

This message alert is sent to the people whom we had interactions through the activities of the FP7 and Horizon 2020 on an ad hoc basis. Please find below information on call topics related to COVID-19.

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation: Yamada/Oda

Horizon 2020 calls for COVID-19
The Commission has mobilised another €122 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research into the coronavirus.
This new special call under Horizon 2020 complements earlier actions to support 18 projects with EUR48.2 million to develop diagnostics, treatments, vaccines and preparedness for epidemics, as well as the EUR117 million invested in 8 projects on diagnostics and treatments through the Innovative Medicines Initiative, and measures to support innovative ideas through the European Innovation Council. The call implements ERAvsCORONA Action Plan. More information is also available here
Call topics/area and budget

Repurposing of manufacturing for vital medical supplies and equipment (€23 million)
Medical technologies, Digital tools and Artificial Intelligence analytics to improve surveillance and care at high Technology Readiness Levels (€56 million)
Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak responses (€20 million)
Pan-European COVID-19 cohorts (€20 million)
Collaboration of existing EU and international cohorts of relevance to COVID-19 (€3 million)
<Open calls>
Open for submission, deadline is 11 June 2020.

Topic#SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2A
Repurposing of manufacturing for vital medical supplies and equipment
Submission page Link

Topic#SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2B
Medical technologies, Digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics to improve surveillance and care at high Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)
Submission page Link

Topic#SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2C
Behavioural, social and economic impacts of the outbreak response
Submission page Link

Topic#SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2D
Pan-European COVID-19 cohorts
Submission page Link

Topic#SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2E
Networking of existing EU and international cohorts of relevance to COVID-19
Submission page Link

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