NRW Japan K.K. Fireplace Webtalk 5G and the Digitalisation

[NRW Japan K.K. Fireplace WebTalk]
5G and the Digitalisation of Production in Germany/NRW and Japan – Opportunities of the 5G-Industry Campus Europe in Aachen

Date: 29th October 2020 (Thu.)

Time: 17.00h – 19.30h (JST), i.e. 9.00h – 11.30h (CET) 

Location: Zoom Conference 

Language: English (with Japanese commentary)

Please register latest by 26. October (Mon.) 24.00h (JST), i.e. 16.00h (CET)

Please refer to the homepage of The NRW Japan K.K. for further information.


Digital transformation is the driving force behind major changes we are witnessing on a global scale. While we tend to talk in terms of 3G, 4G, 5G or 6G mainly in terms of telecommunication and the internet, the real game changer comes with the deployment of 5G networks in production. With up to 100 times faster data transfer, 5G enables near real-time machine-to-machine communication making the digital twin a reality. 
The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) sees 5G as a key technology for its economy, research and society. One of the leading 5G projects in Europe is the "5G-Industry Campus Europe", an in-house 5G network, managed by the Fraunhofer IPT in Aachen. Fraunhofer IPT will present state-of-the-art 5G for industry at the NRW Japan K.K. Fireplace WebTalk with Mitsubishi Electric and the Japanese AI-Startup HACARUS.
NRW Japan K.K., Japanese subsidiary of NRW.INVEST GmbH, the Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, invites you to the Fireplace WebTalk "5G and the Digitalisation of Production in Germany/NRW and Japan – Opportunities of the 5G-Industry Campus Europe in Aachen" with a special focus on cooperation between Germany and Japan.


A researcher from the Fraunhofer IPT is going to hold a speech at this online event.


  • Moderator: Georg K. Löer, 
    Representative Director & President, NRW JAPAN K.K.
  • Keynote Speech: 5G-Industry Campus Europe - Research Infrastructure for 5G Innovations for Production
    Dipl.-Phys. Niels König, Head and Chef Engineer,
    Production Metrology, Coordinator 5G-Industry Campus Europe, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
  • Presentation: The journey to new society (Society 5.0) after COVID-19 crisis by through 5G, AI, and quantum technologies
    Koji Yasui, Ph.D., Senior Chief Engineer, Senior Chief Technologist, Lasers, EDMs, CNCs, e-Beams, FA Systems Group, Industrial Automation Machinery Marketing Division, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation 
  • Presentation: Lightweight AI for Production
    Marcel Takagi, VP of Product, HACARUS Inc.
  • Q&A Session followed by Meet & Greet Lounge