Some 150 Hungarian and foreign experts participated in an international science diplomacy seminar of the Visegrád Group and Japan hosted by Budapest on Wednesday, a state secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said.
The event held under the current Hungarian V4 presidency aimed to present scientific projects supported jointly and planned in future in collaboration by the five countries ranging from basic research to technological innovation, the ministry’s deputy state secretariat for cultural diplomacy said in a statement.
Participants in the first section highlighted the common components of the V4 countries and Japan’s automotive industry strategies with
special focus on prospective cooperation in artificial intelligence and autonomous driving technologies.
The second section presented the jointly sponsored V4-Japan highly successful materials science programme launched in 2015 with the involvement of physicist, engineer and inventor Hiroshi Amano, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, the ministry department said.
The seminar held partly online was co-organised by the Hungarian foreign ministry, the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH), the Japanese embassy and the V4 countries’ research and development agencies.