May 25, 2020: FALLING WALLS REMOTE: A VIRTUAL PLATFORM FOR THE BEST SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS

SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT OF THE YEAR 2020 GOES DIGITAL

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • All forms of science engagement with a creative and individual method to engage the respective target group
  • Exemplary initiatives from all over the world with a transferable and/or scalable approach
  • Initiatives with measurable outcome of its activities on its target group in its region

    HOW TO APPLY

  • Fill in the online application form
  • Get a confirmation of receipt by email
  • Receive an answer by August if you are one of the finalists that will be showcased via our various online platforms
  • Deadline: 15 June 2020

FORWARD THE CALL FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATE A PROJECT RIGHT AWAY

 

We’d like to reach out to as many science engagement projects as

possible and receive a diverse range of applications from across the

world. To achieve this aim, we have now made it possible for individuals

and organisations to nominate someone for this year’s Falling Walls

Engage competition.

 

If you are inspired by a science engagement project run by a friend

or organisation that you know of, you can send us the contact details

and a short project description (min. 200 words) via the online nomination form. Select Category 10: Science Engagement initiatives (Falling Walls Engage).

After your nomination, we will contact the initiative and give them the opportunity to apply themselves.

 

CONTACT

 

If you have any questions or would like further information, please send an email to engage@falling-walls.com.

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May 25, 2020: Web Forum on May 27th: National Approaches to Systemic Risk

You are cordially invited to join a Web Forum on 

National Approaches to Systemic Risk – Germany and Japan under the COVID-19 Crisis 

Time: 27 May 2020,  16:00h – 17:30h (Japan) 9:00h – 10:30h (Germany)

Speaker:  Ortwin Renn, Director, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
                 Norio Okada, Prof. em. Kyoto University, Disaster Prevention Research Institute

The perception, assessment, communication and containment of risks is an ongoing challenge for individuals, organizations and societies at large. The present COVID-19 pandemic reveals the profound problems countries confront and the difficult trade-offs they have to make when facing systemic risks combined with a high degree of uncertainty. It also shows remarkable differences in the way national governments, businesses and citizens are prepared for the crisis and are trying to cope with its various dimensions. In our online forum, two leading risk researchers from Japan and Germany will analyze and evaluate the crisis responses in their countries. The discussion will explore the similarities and differences in the national approaches, possible reasons and implications.

Program

16:00 Introduction and welcome by Franz Waldenberger, DIJ

16:10 Keynote by Ortwin Renn

16:30 Keynote by Norio Okada

16:50 Moderated discussion

17:25 Closing remarks by Franz Waldenberger, DIJ

You can access this online event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdGa3jF7et0

To ask questions beforehand and during the event use this link: https://app.sli.do/event/ehdyyeil/live/questions

Ortwin Renn is scientific director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam (Germany). He continues to serve as acting chair of the Stuttgart Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies at the University of Stuttgart (ZIRIUS) and as scientific director of the non-profit company DIALOGIK, a research institute for the investigation of communication and participation processes. Professor Renn is an internationally renowned risk researcher. His honors include the National Cross of Merit Order, an honorary doctorate from the Swiss Institute of Technology, an honorary professorship at the Technical University Munich and the “Distinguished Achievement Award” of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Norio Okada, is Prof. em. of Kyoto University, where he was heading the Disaster Prevention Research Institute. He currently serves as special advisor to the Institute of Disaster Area Revitalization, Regrowth and Governance at Kwansei Gakuin University. He obtained his Dr. Eng. from the Faculty of Engineering of Kyoto University. For his research on integrated disaster risk management, sustainable local communities, environment and water resource management and participatory governance, he received many international and Japanese awards. He helped establish the “International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management” and was elected president of the society for two consecutive terms from 2010 to 2017.

German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ)

German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) Tokyo

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May 21, 2020: Partner search request for SC1-DTH-04-2020/日EU共同研究参加機関募集のお知らせ

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、2020年6月18日締切の欧州と総務省による日欧共同研究課題における共同参加機関募集のご案内です。

日欧産業協力センター  山田/小田

パートナー募集のお知らせ
<研究課題>
下記の通りHorizon 2020と総務省戦略的情報通信研究開発推進事業(国際標準獲得型)との日欧共同研究テーマでプロジェクトが募集されています。(期限:2020年6月18日)

日本側募集要領
令和2年度「戦略的情報通信研究開発推進事業(国際標準獲得型)」研究開発課題の公募
日EU共同研究テーマ:デジタル技術を活用した高齢者のためのスマートな生活環境の構築
https://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_news/s-news/01tsushin04_02000092.html

※資料は上記ページの最下部に記載されています。

EU側募集要領
SC1-DTH-04-2020: International cooperation in smart living environments for ageing people
https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/sc1-dth-04-2020

<SC1-DTH-04-2020の参加機関募集>
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Polandからの募集
アダム・ミツキェヴィチ大学からの募集です。トリノ工科大学とともに研究タスクを実施していただく、Speech TechnologyでのAI/Machine Learning専門の研究者を募集しています。各EU側のコンソーシアムメンバーにつきましては以下募集詳細資料をご確認ください。
また、募集内容をご確認の上、このコンソーシアムへの参加にご関心等がある方は、資料の連絡先にある担当者へ直接ご連絡ください。
募集詳細:資料(PDF)

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 announcements of a new partner search request from Europe in SC1-DTH-04-2020 call.

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation: Yamada/Oda

Partnership Request for DTH-04-2020
Call Info
Horizon 2020 call topic “International cooperation in smart living environments for ageing people” (Topic Id: SC1-DTH-04-2020) will be closed on 18 June 2020. In this topic, EU participants are funded by Horizon 2020 and Japanese partners will be funded by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). Please refer below the link to the submission information for each sides and partner search requests from European participants.

Call Topic: SC1-DTH-04-2020: International Cooperation in Smart Living Environments for Aging People
Link to Horizon 2020 call page: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/sc1-dth-04-2020
Link to MIC call page: https://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_news/s-news/01tsushin04_02000092.html

Partner Search request for this call
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Poland is looking for Japanese partner to collaborate in this call.
For more request detail, please contact here.
If you are interested as a Japanese organization to collaborate with this project, please email to the contact person directly.

 

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March 3, 2020: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japan announced open call opportunity in collaboration with Horizon 2020 call topic “International cooperation in smart living environments for ageing people” (Topic Id: SC1-DTH-04-2020)

Partnership Request for DTH-04-2020

Call Info
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) of Japan announced open call opportunity in collaboration with Horizon 2020 call topic “International cooperation in smart living environments for ageing people” (Topic Id: SC1-DTH-04-2020).

Call Topic: SC1-DTH-04-2020: International Cooperation in Smart Living Environments for Aging People
Link to EU call page: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/sc1-dth-04-2020
Link to JP call page: https://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_news/s-news/01tsushin04_02000092.html
*Deadlines are the same
*Please note that NICT is NOT a funding organization for this topic.

Partner Search request for this call
Following European organizations looking for Japanese potential partners to participate to this topic.

DS TECH is looking for two types of Japanese partners to collaborate in this call.
For more request detail, please contact here.
If you are interested as a Japanese organization to collaborate with DS TECH in this call, please email to the contact person of DS TECH.

Eurotronik Kranj d.o.o. is looking for EU/AC and Japanese partners to collaborate in this call.
For more request detail, please contact here.
If you are interested in collaboration, please directly email to a contact person of Eurotronik Kranj d.o.o.

CETEM (Spain) is looking for EU/AC and Japanese partners to collaborate in this call.
For more request detail, please contact here.
If you are interested in collaboration, please directly email to a contact person of CETEM.

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