Jun 26

11th German Innovation Award – Gottfried Wagener Prize 2019


Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo Tech Front
2-12-1 Ookayama
152-0033 Meguro-ku, Tokyo

26.06.2019 | 16:00
26.06.2019 | 19:30

Please kindly note that only individuals who have received an invitation to the GIA Award Ceremony are eligible to participate as attendees in the event.


16:00-17:30 Award Ceremony (Kuramae Hall)
18:00-19:30 Reception (Royal Blue Hall)

Organizer: German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
Partner Companies: Bayer Holding Ltd., Bosch Corporation, Carl Zeiss Co., Ltd., Continental Japan, Daimler, Evonik Japan Co., Ltd., Merck Ltd., Schaeffler Japan Co., Ltd., Siemens Group in Japan
Co-Partner: German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo
Support: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD, German Research Foundation – DFG, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

This year, three awardees will be honored for their application-oriented research work in the areas of Materials and Energy, Digitalization and Mobility, and Life Sciences.

The German Innovation Award is named after Gottfried Wagener, who was a key contributor to Japan’s Advanced Education and Technology Development in the Meiji Period. Born in Hannover, Germany, Gottfried Wagener came to Japan at the age of 37 in 1868. He taught physics and chemistry at the University of Tokyo and the Kyoto Prefectural Medical School (the present Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine) and was one of the founders of the Tokyo Vocational School (the present Tokyo Institute of Technology).

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