German-Japanese Science and Innovation Forum 2010

Date & Time: October 6, 2010 (Wed) 9:30-17:00
Venue: Roppongi academyhills 49 (Tokyo,
Attendance: Free of charge (Registration needed)

Based on its internationalization strategy the German government has launched the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) as a communication platform, presenting the innovative strength of German research institutions and business in a concerted effort and further enhancing science and business cooperations with Japan.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft also cooperates with DWIH Tokyo and participates with scientific presentations. Researchers of Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) and Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS) organize workshop 2 and Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) will participate in workshop 3.


- 9:30 - 13:00 Forum - *with German-Japanese simultaneous interpretation

9:30 Opening Remarks 
- Professor Dr Margret Wintermantel (President, German Rectors' Conference)
- Manfred Hoffmann (Executive Director, German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan)

9:45 Opening Addresses 
- Dr Georg Schütte (Deputy Minister, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
- Dr Martin Brudermüller (Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE Asia )

10:15 Keynote Presentations: The Responsibility of Science in a Globalised World
- Harald zur Hausen, M.D., D.Sc. (Hon), M.D.s (Hon) (Professor emeritus, Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine 2008, "Cancer Research, Global Aspects and Responsibilities")
- Professor Dr Hiroyuki Yoshikawa (Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency, "Interdisciplinarity and Collaboration for the Future" )

11:00 Coffee break 

11:30 Panel Discussions: Germany and Japan as Strategic Partners in the Global Competition for Knowledge Resources – Chances for and Perspectives of Enhanced Cooperation
Professor Dr Dieter Lenzen (Vice-President, German Rectors’ Conference and President, Hamburg University)Panelists:
Professor Junichi Hamada (Ph.D., President, The University of Tokyo)
Professor Dr Hans-Jochen Heinze (Senator of the German Research Foundation – DFG)
Professor Dr Max Huber (Vice-President, German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD)
Ralf Guntermann (Sector Energy, CFO, Siemens AG (tbc))
N.N. (other representatives from German and Japanese research organizations and industry )

13:00 - 14:00       Lunch

- 14:00 - 17:00 Parallel Workshop Sessions  *Language: English -

<Workshop 1>
Global Competition and Intellectual Property Strategies: Are Germany and Japan Ready for Challenges in the Information Age?

Organised by:
Waseda University
German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Tokyo Medical Dental University (TDMU)

<Workshop 2>

New Materials: The Joined Search for Innovative Solutions

Organised by:
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA
Max Planck Society
Ivica Kolaric (Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA)

Synthesis of Nano-droplets, -particles, and -capsules via Miniemulsion and their Stretching
Dr. Daniel Crespy (Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research)

Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes Containing Flexible Electrodes for Large-strain Actuators
Dr. Oliver Jost (Fraunhofer Institute for Materials and Beam Technology IWS)

Materials for Flexible Organic Electronics
Dr. Hagen Klauk (Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research)

Graphene – Production and Market Situation
Urszula Kosidlo (Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA)

Development of High Performance Carbon which Used Wood as Raw Material
Dr. Tsuyoshi Noma (Toshiba Corporation, Senior Specialist)

Mechanical Properties and Applications of Graphene and Graphene Nanoplatelets
Dr. Friedemann Tonner (Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA)

<Workshop 3>
Climate Change: Producing, Transmitting and Using Energy More Efficiently

Organised by:
GFZ - German Research Centre for Geosciences
Fraunhofer Society
Professor Dr. Terufumi Ohno (Kyoto University Museum)

Energy, Sustainability and Innovation – Germany and Japan
Andreas Küppers (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences)

The Cultural Dimensions of Energy Sustainability
Dr. Hiroshi Nawata (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, RIHN)

InnovaRig – Partnership for Innovation in Hydraulic Drilling Rig Technology
Thomas Janowski (Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH)

CO2 Geological Sequestration and Trapping Mechanisms - The Nagaoka Case
Dr. Saeko Mito (Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE))

The Production of Methane from Hydrate Bearing Sediments: Innovative Solution and Optimization
Dr. Judith Schicks (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences)

Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Applications and ICT as important elements of sustainable cities
Gerhard Stryi-Hipp (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE)

<Workshop 4>
Computer Science in Environmental Research

Organised by:
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

<Workshop 5>
Linking Neurosciences to Robotics: How Complex Machines Benefit from Brain Theory

Organised by:
German Research Foundation - DFG

Please register online at .

German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo
c/o German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
Sanbancho KS Bldg. 5F, 2-4 Sanbancho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0075
Tel. + 81 (0)3 5276 8820 (Ms. Suzuki)