EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation: Webinar on Advanced Air Mobility in the EU and Japan

Categorized as News from Asia & Australasia, News from IURC

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) refers to the evolution of aviation and transportation through the development of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, often referred to as flying cars. AAM envisions a future where these innovative aircrafts provide efficient and rapid transportation solutions to address urban congestion and provide point-to-point transportation solutions for short to medium distances. Unlike traditional aircraft that require runways, AAM vehicles can take off and land vertically, eliminating the need for long runaways and enabling them to operate in densely populated areas.

This webinar, to be held on 28 September (Thursday) from 9:00-10:30 CEST, will introduce the AAMs being developed in Val d’Oise (Paris Region), France and Osaka, Japan targeting the 2024 Paris Olympics and the 2025 Kansai-Osaka Expo, respectively. The opportunities of the Paris Olympics and the Kansai Expo for showcasing of innovation will be also presented.

At the end, there will be presentation of videos to recapture the cooperation activities in 2022 and 2023.

Below, you will find an overview of the meeting agenda:

08:50-09:00 CEST                          Registration and Setting the Scene     

08:50-09:00 JST

Moderated by EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation Helpdesk.

09:00–09:10 CEST                      Welcome and Opening                             

16:00-16:10 JST  

09:10– 09:30 CEST                      Advanced Air Mobility in Val d’Oise    

16:10-16:30 JST

Mr. Romain Erny
Head of Mobility
Choose Paris Region

09:30– 09:50 CEST          Advanced Air Mobility in Osaka

16:30-16:50 JST

Ms. Kazuko Sadasue
Associate Director
Industrial Innovation Promotion Division, Growth Industry
Promotion Office, Department of Commerce, Industry and
Labor, Osaka Prefectural Government

09:50– 10:05 CEST                           Comments and Q&A                                              

16:50 -17:05 JST

Hidefumi Imura
Team Leader
EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Project

10:05-10:25 CEST                            Recapturing the cooperation activities

17:05-17:25 JST

10:25-10:30 CEST                            Quick Evaluation and Closing                               

17:25-17:30 JST

The webinar is restricted to regions and prefectures in the IURC programme but stay tuned for further updates including results of the webinar.

By Ivana Rae Almora