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Renewal of the partnership agreement between the Kyoto University and the CNRS

2 October 2017

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On October 1st, 2017, Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa, President of the Kyoto University and Prof. Alain Fuchs, President of the CNRS signed an amendment extending for another four-year period the memorandum of understanding for scientific collaboration that was entered into by both institutions in 2013.
The signing ceremony was held in Kyoto outside of the 2017 STS Forum, Science and Technology in Society annual meeting.

This agreement provides a favorable and stable framework to increase scientific collaborations among research teams of both partners. Cooperation is already effective in several fields such as chemistry and physics. For instance three international associate laboratories have been recently established addressing the following topics: chiral nanostructures for photonic applications, photo-active nanomaterials with cooperative and synergetic responses and impacting materials with light and electric fields and watching real time dynamics.

The renewal of the agreement will also extend the partnership on innovation and technology transfer which was initiated in 2015. This first ever cooperation devoted to such kind of purpose was formalized through the secondment of a CNRS staff member at Kyoto University for two years and lead to cross-promotion of academic technologies towards industrial companies from France and Japan. The next phase will focus, among other things, on stimulating public-private research collaborations.

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