VINNOVA Call Open: International Staff Exchange in Emerging Technologies 2024

VINNOVA just opened their application for personnel exchange between Sweden and Japan, among other countries. Not only universities but also companies, municipalities, regions etc., are eligible to apply. Please reminde that the application needs to be made from the Swedish side. The investment applies to the following areas: Artificial intelligence Immersive technology Quantum technology Synthetic […]

MIRAI research collaboration leads to scholarly publications

MIRAI 2.0 successfully implemented many research activities during 2020-2023, both online and physically. A total of 51 seed funded research projects were established and they have shown promising results, such several joint scientific publications. Below are some examples of peer-reviewed journal articles published during the second phase (2020-2023) of MIRAI: Michael Annear, Sofi Fristedt, Teerapat […]

The MIRAI collaboration enters a new third phase

The MIRAI collaboration project between Swedish and Japanese universities has now entered a new three-year period for 2024-2026.  Increased collaboration across disciplines and sectors will be in focus, to address societal challenges such as climate crises, pandemics, and an ageing population. During this new phase, the MIRAI collaboration aims to take a new direction with a […]

Swedish-Japanese research and innovation week in Umeå attracts strong interest

During 13-16 November, the MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation Week 2023 was held at Umeå University in Sweden with more than 240 researchers, students and university management representatives from Sweden and Japan in attendance. Participants were able to take part of each other’s research, compare experiences and networking to find ways for future collaborations and […]

Big delegation in Japan to discuss research and innovation

This week more than 300 representatives from universities, companies, ministries, foundations and research funding agencies have met in Fukuoka, Japan to participate in the MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation Week hosted by Kyushu University. The goal of the week is both to establish new and deepen existing research collaborations between Japan and Sweden. Hydrogen as […]

New report on R&D strategies for greener tech in the mining sector!

Check out this article about newly published research by Hidemichi Fujii, Kyushu University and Andre Yamashita, Luleå university of Technology on driving factors for innovation in the mining-sector related to climate change mitigation technology. The full report published in Resources Policy Prof. Fujii and Dr. Yamashita met for the first time at the MIRAI2.0 digital Research […]

Call for speakers within Entrepreneurship for MIRAI 2.0 R&I week

MIRAI Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group (IEAG) is pleased to call for speakers for the Parallel Scientific Sessions in the MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation Week, Nov 15-18, 2022 at Kyushu University, Japan. Researchers from MIRAI 2.0 member institutions are welcome to submit applications. Topic of presentation:We welcome researchers to present projects or papers that relate to the […]

Call for speakers within AI for MIRAI 2.0 R&I week

MIRAI AI (Artificial Intelligence) Group is pleased to call for speakers for the Parallel Scientific Sessions in the MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation Week, Nov 15-18, 2022 at Kyushu University, Japan. Researchers from MIRAI 2.0 member institutions are welcome to submit applications. The theme for the AI Parallel Scientific Sessions is Exciting Trends in Applied […]

Call for workshop proposals within the research area of Sustainability

Teachers, researchers and PhD students at MIRAI2.0 member universities are given the opportunity to submit a workshop topic, plan the workshop, and then run it during Research and Innovation Week 15-18 Nov, 2022 in Fukuoka, Japan. The workshop can be one hour, half day or full day. We especially encourage proposals from early career researchers […]

Save the date for MIRAI 2.0 R&I Week 2022

Do not miss the next MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation week that will be organized on November 15-18, 2022 at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. More information will be available soon on https://www.mirai.nu/riweek2022/