Norway and Japan are home to internationally leading research communities within environmentally friendly energy research. This represents a great potential for business and industry based on sustainable energy. ‘Energy and environment’ is one of four priority areas of cooperation under the bilateral agreement on cooperation in science and technology. Based on the extensive collaboration between Norwegian and Japanese partners in the field of energy, we are pleased to devote this year’s Japan-Norway Science Week to this important topic.
Developing a sustainable energy future – collaboration for new energy solutions
The path to the low carbon society is unique for each country, but interlinked through shared knowledge, research and innovation. Through the Japan-Norway Energy Science Week the two countries seek to explore new possibilities, business opportunities and solutions within environmental friendly energy. Also social and regulatory aspects of the transition to low carbon energy solutions will be covered. A two-day event will highlight major R&D actions and priorities in both Japan and Norway. The aim of Energy Science Week is to explore ways to increase the collaboration between Norway and Japan on targeted R&D, higher education and business/industry.
Target groups and their roles
The event reaches out to research/higher education institutions and companies. The Government representatives and research funding agencies will present their strategies and national plans, as well as opportunities for bilateral and multilateral cooperation and mobility. There will be a mix of technology focused sessions and interdisciplinary sessions involving social science components. The event will be open for the media.