Knowledge Capital Association & CEA LETI, French and Japanese FESTIVAL partners, introduce the project and agree on further collaboration during the international event in Japan

On 6th & 7th December 2016, CEA LETI took part in the “Grand Forum for French-Japanese innovation year” in Osaka, Japan.

FESTIVAL in display

FESTIVAL's booth


This event, organised by French embassy and commerce chamber in Japan, brought together major stakeholders of the French & Japanese innovation communities. Knowledge Capital Association, Osaka’s regional initiative for fostering innovation and partner of FESTIVAL project, hosted the exhibitions, seminars and festivities at Grand Front’s facilities. The 1200 invitees attended notably the 14 seminaries on diverse themes such as smart cities, textiles, hydrogen or e-health and wandered among the booths of tens of firms and start-ups aligned in the exhibition’s center, see this link .

Several partners presented FESTIVAL project to numerous participants at its dedicated booth. Attendees could have a look at FESTIVAL posters and were introduced to the latest developments by the team. FESTIVAL project EU coordinator, Dr. Levent Gürgen (CEA LETI), presented the achievements reached by the project at the seminar tackling smart & sustainable cities, which attracted much interest from the audience.

FESTIVAL partners in motion

CEA LETI and KC signature of MoU

CEA LETI and KC signature of MoU, © CEA LETI

CEA LETI and Knowledge Capital signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the first day of the event. Both organisations, working together within FESTIVAL, agreed on reinforcing their partnership towards increased technological and business exchanges and cooperating towards a global alliance for smart city. Visit

Find out more on Knowledge Capital Association & CEA LETI on FESTIVAL Consortium’s description page.


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