Press Release Fraunhofer Symposium in Sendai

Chemnitz / 25.4.2019

On April 15th, 2019, the 13th Fraunhofer Symposium took place in Sendai, Japan. 50 Japanese experts from science and industry got new information about Society 5.0 and Industry 4.0. Especially recent R&D results have been presented.

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Venue of Fraunhofer Symposium

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Prof. Motoko Kotani, Executive Member Science Counsel Japan and Director WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University

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Discussion during Reception

The speaker of the Fraunhofer Symposium came from Tohoku university as well as Ricoh Corporation as well as from Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS, from Research Fab Microelectronics German, the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering  IESE, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF and the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT

The term Society 5.0 is especially used in Japan. It addresses all topics related to changes according to digitization. For that reason topics addressed in the field of public health sector,  living conditions in cities and countryside, power industry and  power distribution, mobility, industrial production and agriculture.

The Fraunhofer Symposium was organized by Fraunhofer ENAS and the  Fraunhofer Project Center “NEMS-/MEMS-Devices and Manufacturing Technologies at Tohoku University“.

 

Fraunhofer Project Center

The Fraunhofer Project Center was established in 2012 to pursue joint research and development, education and technology transfer. Initially, the heads of the Fraunhofer Project Center were Prof. Dr. Thomas Gessner from Fraunhofer ENAS, Prof. Dr. Masayoshi Esashi and Prof. Dr. Shuji Tanaka from Tohoku University. In 2018, the baton was officially handed over to Prof. Kotani, Prof. Frömel (both from Tohoku University Sendai), Prof. Otto and Dr. Wiemer (both Fraunhofer ENAS).

FPC is targeting on research and development in the field of smart systems integration by using micro and nanotechnologies and implementing newest material knowledge. With its orientation toward smart systems integration, the FPC addresses the challenges of a digitized world, the internet of things as well as industry 4.0 and hence, global challenges in Japan and Germany such as an aging population and society 5.0 as well.