Planning for Japan-Norway Energy Science Week 2015 is underway

Planning for Japan-Norway Energy Science Week 2015 is underway

ESWorganisersThe organizers, together with Japanese partners, are now inviting input on how to develop the program of the Japan-Norway Energy Science Week, scheduled to take place in Tokyo 26th-29th May, 2015.

The Energy Science Week is building on the science weeks of the two preceding years, the last one in 2014 focusing on the marine/seafood area. Japan and Norway are strongly contributing to the development of environmentally friendly energy, through both educational, research, and industrial activities. The main objective of the Energy Science Week is to further develop this cooperation, to bring partners together, to open up for new opportunities, and to benefit from exchanging experiences and views.

The week will consist of a one-day conference with plenary sessions and several parallel sessions on either 27th or 28th May, 2015. In addition, the participants can join various side events organized by themselves or by others as well as visits to research institutions and companies/organisations.

The target groups are researchers, research/institution leaders, business sector, students, authorities, research funding agencies, and media.

If you are interested in contributing to the planning of the Energy Science Week 2015, we encourage you to submit your ideas/proposals to us on how you would like to utilize this meeting arena. We are welcoming input within natural science and technology as well as social sciences. Based on all the input, the topics, sessions, and program will be made in dialogue with the target groups in Norway and Japan.

We would appreciate if you could send the following input within October 17, 2014 to:

Ms. Julie Christiansen, The Research Council of Norway: jc@rcn.no or

Ms. Else-Cathrine Nesmoen, SiU, else.kathrine.nesmoen@siu.no or

Dr. Svein Grandum, Innovation Norway, svein.grandum@innovationnorway.no

  1. What areas/topics within environmentally friendly energy would you like to strengthen between Norway and Japan?
  2. What partners in Japan (if you are Norwegian) or Norway (if you are Japanese) within these areas would you like to connect to and involve in this event?
  3. What institutions/players in Japan would you propose to visit?
  4. What side events would you propose to have during the Energy Science Week?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the three persons listed above.

We hope to see you at the Japan-Norway Energy Science Week 2015 in Tokyo!

Featured image credit: Innovation Norway/Robin Strand

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