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Giant leap ahead for cooperation between Japan and Norway

The Research Council of Norway’s Large-Scale Programme for Energy Research (ENERGIX) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency’s (JST) programme, Creation of Fundamental Theory and Technology to Establish a Cooperative Distributed Energy Management System and Integration of Technologies Across Broad Disciplines Toward Social Application will co-fund cooperation between matching projects in the two countries. This summer, funding will be announced in both countries to expand cooperation on projects in the field of energy systems.

Director General Arvid Hallén of the Research Council of Norway and President Michiharu Nakamura of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). (Photo: Kristoffer Robin Haug)

Energy an important part of a larger whole
Director General Arvid Hallén of the Research Council of Norway and JST President Michiharu Nakamura  had productive discussions on international research during the Japan-Norway Science Week, where the focus was on environment-friendly energy. “Both the Research Council and JST are seeking to develop international cooperation with a minimum level of bureaucracy. President Nakamura believes the collaboration in the area of energy currently being developed between Norway and Japan is an excellent example of such cooperation,” stated Arvid Hallén after the meeting.

This cooperative effort with Japan is important for Norway in light of Japan’s role as a significant driver in a number of technology areas, including energy consumption. Japan has dynamic science groups and a well-developed research system. Many Norwegian researchers have been working together with Japanese groups for a number of years. Certain segments of Norwegian industry have expressed their interest in cooperating more closely with Japan.

The Research Council plays a vital role in following up on the research agreement signed by the two countries in 2013. The countries have overlapping research priorities in many areas, including energy and the environment, marine research and health and welfare.

The Japan-Norway Science Week on 27–28 May in Tokyo was a collaborative effort between the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo, Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education and the Research Council. Some 350 researchers, business representatives and policymakers registered for the event, of which roughly 70 came from Norway. Parallel sessions were held in the following thematic areas: Offshore Wind, Hydrogen and Fuel cells, Energy, Environment and Society, Smart Energy Systems, Smart Energy Cities and Industries and Carbon Capture and Storage.

 

 

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