Événements 2016 CNRS - FFJ- JST/RISTEX - Innovation beyond Technique
2016 CNRS・EHESS/FFJ・JST/RISTEX Joint International Open Forum Innovation Beyond Technique

Since few decades, Innovation has become a key to describe the positive side of what may be achieved by contemporary economies. As a concept, it has gained an equivalent status to “progress” in the 19th century or “growth” in the 1960s and 1970s. It is mainly understood as related to technological change and as the major source of development and well-being. 

The purpose of this open forum is to discuss different approaches to this concept by critically assessing the relations between science, technology, innovation and society. The innovation is not limited to its technological dimension. In reality, the majority of so-called technological innovations are socio-technical innovation, requiring huge resources for financing activities, adapting regulations, designing adequate policy frames, and shaping new uses and new users, while having the appropriate interaction with society. For example, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an approach to be considered in the innovation process in EU Horizon 2020 and the role of social science and humanities in the innovation has been also highlighted in the science, technology and innovation policy of many countries. It illustrates how promises of innovative futures shape current behaviors when we are collectively convinced that this is essential element in order to solve complex social issues.

* JST and the EHESS signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on June 2015. This open forum is held as a part of cooperation based on the MOC and regarded as one of the events for “Japan-France Innovation Year”.

Date : Mon. 12th September 2016 14:00~17:30 (Registration 13:30~)
Venue : Yayoi Auditorium, The University of Tokyo (1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Access : 1-minute walk from No.1 Exit of Todaimae Station (N12), Namboku Subway Line. 8-minute walk from No.1 Exit of Nezu Station (C14), Chiyoda Subway Line. http://www.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp/yayoi/map.html
Language : English (Japanese Simultaneous Interpretation)
Entry Fee : Free
Organizer : Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX), JST Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Supporters : Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin, TOSHIBA International Foundation, SUNTORY Foundation, (TBD)


12 September 2016
14:10~14:45 KEYNOTE SPEECH 1 Yoichiro MURAKAMI Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo and International Christian University “Science, Technology and Society ‐ A Historical Review”
14:45~15:10 KEYNOTE SPEECH 2 Yuko HARAYAMA Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation Cabinet Office, Japan “Science, Technology & Innovation and Society: Toward Society 5.0”
15:10~15:35 KEYNOTE SPEECH 3 Leonidas KARAPIPERIS Minister-Counsellor, Head of Science and Technology Section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan “Implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): A key cross-cutting issue in Horizon 2020”
15:35~15:55 BREAK
15:55~17:25 DISCUSSION
Moderator: Yuko FUJIGAKI Vice-dean, Professor, The University of Tokyo
Discussants: Yoichiro MURAKAMI Yuko HARAYAMA Leonidas KARAPIPERIS Tadashi KOBAYASHI Executive Vice President, Osaka University Sebastien LECHEVALIER Professor, EHESS / President, FFJ de l’EHESS (TBD)
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For the details of the workshop of 13-14 Septembre, please find in the program

CNRS-EHESS/FFJ-JST/RISTEX 2016 Joint International Conference Secretariat Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX) Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)