Research and Innovation are among the key areas of cooperation between the European Union and Japan. Over the years a number of excellent projects have been carried out under the EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme with the support of Japanese Ministries and Research Funding Agencies in the areas of renewable energy, disaster risk reduction, power electronics, arctic research, health, space, etc. The European Commission and the Government of Japan are seeking to enhance this cooperation at a time of increasing global challenges.
The conditions to cooperate more closely are very favourable with the 6th Science and Technology Basic Plan and the "Moonshot" Research and Development Programme in Japan and the next EU Research & Innovation Framework Programme "Horizon Europe" being currently under the preparation. During the 5th Joint Committee Meeting the EU and Japan decided to work on concrete steps to strengthen the collaboration in view of the EU – Japan Summit 2020. They expressed their commitment to bring the level of the collaboration between Japan and EU closer to its potential that characterises the world's leading research and innovation powerhouses.
- Publication date
- 12 December 2019
- Directorate-General for Research and Innovation