The 5th EU-Japan Symposium in ICT Research and Innovation was held in Brussels on the 16th and 17th of October 2014. This event was co-organised by the Japan's Ministry of Internal affairs and Communications (IC) the Japan's National Institute for Information and Communication Technology (NICT) and the European Commission (EC).
This symposium was opened by Mr. Toshiyuki Takei, Director General of MIC, Mr. Masao Sakauchi, President of NICT and Mr. Zoran Stancic, Deputy Director General of DG CONNECT, and the keynote speeches from high-level officials both from the EU and Japan took place.
Presentations of running joint EU-Japan projects were given, followed by a consultation workshop which explored R&I cooperation opportunities with a number of priority themes both for the EU and Japan. The presentation of STRAUSS project was entitled "STRAUSS Year1 Project Results" and was given by Prof. Ken-ichi Kitayama, JP Coordinator, and Dr. Raul Muñoz, EU coordinator. Both Coordinators also participated in the working sessions on EU-Japan future collaboration opportunities and interests in ICT research and innovation in the topic of 5G and Testbed.