Space Industry as Blueprint for Innovative Material Usage on Earth?

DJW Symposium

Japanese and German Space Technologies for a Sustainable Future

Zur Veranstaltung anmelden Di 22.11.2022, 08:00 - 12:00 (MEZ)
Di 22.11.2022, 16:00 - 22:00 (JST)

On-Site Only

First Members’ Office Building of the House of Representatives
International Conference Room / Multipurpose Hall, 1st Floor
2-2-1, Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8981

Upon completing the first part of our DJW symposium back in May 2022 discussing aerospace industry, we are looking forward to focus particularly on space industry in Japan and Germany with the second part of the symposium to be held in November 2022. We would like to deepen the discussion on this promising industry as it provides positive impact of advanced technologies on conventional industries and serves as blueprint for sustainable applications to be used on earth as well.

The dream of flying is as old as mankind itself. Today, technologies allow us not only to take to the skies, but also to reach for the stars. In space travel, satellites enable us to conduct global research, collect data, navigate, and communicate. Innovative materials, regenerative energies and the recycling of resources are essential for human spaceflight and for the future on our planet. Technologies that are initially developed for space travel often find their way into our daily lives, examples include digital photography and GPS navigation.

As space travel and R&D developments within this industry are to be addressed globally, international relationships among companies with technological capabilities including non-space industries as well as research institutions is of utmost importance. At the same time, sustainable development of the space industry is a challenge not only but most certainly mainly due to today’s serious fragmentation and energy crisis in the world.

Nevertheless, particularly Germany and Japan cooperate closely on research missions in space: German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) signed a cooperation agreement in 2020 for a bilateral asteroid mission to be launched in 2024.

With our DJW symposium, we would like to invite representatives from research institutions and companies in both countries that have contributed significantly to the development of the space industry in Japan and Germany to discuss how space technologies can serve as guiding example for innovative material usage on our planet as well.

Agenda (JST)

  • 15:30   Doors open, Registration, Networking
  • 16:00   Opening and Welcome
  • 16:20   Keynote
  • 16:55   Panel Discussion
  • 18:00   Q&A Session including audience
  • 18:25   Closing Remarks
  • 18:30   Close of Symposium
  • 18:30   Dinner Reception, Networking
  • 19:45   Closing of Dinner Reception
  • 20:00   Guiding all Participants to Exit


German-Japanese in simultaneous interpretation