Taking Innovation Abroad - Bridging Borders for Technology Transfer in GERMANY and JAPAN


December 04, 2023 – December 05, 2023 (CEST)
German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) / German Academic Exchange Service
Shibuya QWS / JAPAN and online

Taking Innovation Abroad - Bridging Borders for Technology Transfer in GERMANY and JAPAN

We stand at a critical juncture in history not only from a geopolitical standpoint but also in terms of the significance of technological innovation. We need to innovate faster to provide timely solutions for the economic and societal challenges we are facing. Technology transfer, synergies between academia and industry, and international collaboration play pivotal roles in this context.

Germany and Japan are facing similar challenges promoting technology transfer, even as they possess strengths in corresponding technology areas like engineering, precision manufacturing, or medicals/pharmaceuticals. However, the transfer process often remains too little understood, hindering its more targeted promotion. Additionally, transfer structures are still evolving and can benefit greatly from an exchange of experiences and best practices.

Through the examination of case studies from both nations, the two-day symposium “Taking Innovation Abroad” seeks to delve into how Germany and Japan are fostering technology transfer effectively and surmounting associated challenges. The symposium aims not only to identify replicable best practices but also to address challenges collaboratively by facilitating exchange and cooperation within this area. The event will also provide networking opportunities for individuals and organizations interested in expanding their operations to Germany or Japan, connecting stakeholders operating within the same domain.

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