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MIRAI2.0 Research & Innovation Week

Sharing ONE future: Integrative Knowledge and Sustainable Transformation towards a better world

Hosted by Kyushu University
15-18 November 2022

This event is now over. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all participants.

Event Poster

About MIRAI 2.0

MIRAI 2.0 is an academic alliance among 20 Universities in Sweden and Japan, aiming to promote long-term research collaboration between the two countries. MIRAI 2.0 (2020-2023) builds on the former MIRAI Project (2017-2019), developing and expanding the activities of the Project further.

The vision of MIRAI 2.0 is presented by the two coordinating universities; Nagoya University and the University of Gothenburg.

MIRAI is an academic consortium that was initiated based on the discussion at the "Japan-Sweden University Presidents’ Summit" in October of 2015, to strengthen academic exchanges and research collaboration between Sweden and Japan.


​MIRAI Project was adopted as a pilot project of the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) and was launched in 2017 as a three-year project. From 2017-2019 seven Swedish and eight Japanese Universities joined together in the MIRAI Project; ‘Connecting Swedish and Japanese universities through research, education and innovation’.  

MIRAI2.0 Website:

MIRAI 2.0 Members (as of May. 2022)

Member universities agreed to expand the number of participating universities by inviting other Swedish and Japanese higher education institutions to join. Currently there are 9 universities from Japan and 11 universities from Sweden participating in MIRAI 2.0.



* The program is subject to change.

Tuesday, November 15 (Day 1)

09:00 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:45

12:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 15:30

16:00 - 17:30

18:15 - 20:15


Opening Ceremony

Congratulatory Address

* Mr. Satoshi Odoi, Director, International Science and Technology Affairs Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau

* Mr. David Edvardsson, Director, Division for Research Policy, MoER

Photo Session

Keynote Speech: 

  Prospective View of Battery Energy Systems for Carbon Neutrality

  Prof. Tetsuya Osaka, Waseda University

    Moderator: Prof. Kazunari Sasaki


Special Session A

Academia-Industry-Funding Agency collaboration

Theme: What actions can different sectors take together towards a better future?

Moderator: Prof. Masahiko Gemma, Waseda University

Part 1: Sharing Case Studies

Part 2: Panel Discussion

GA (General Assembly) Meeting

*Hybrid format

Poster Session (15th - 17th)

* During the time of the GA meeting, authors of posters are encouraged to be in front of their posters to interact with other participants.

Ito Campus Laboratory Tour


Welcome Reception

Congratulatory Address

* H.E. Mr. Pereric Högberg, Ambassador, The Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo, Japan

* H.E. Mr. Masaki Noke, Ambassador, The Embassy of Japan in Sweden

Wednesday, November 16 (Day 2)

10:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

University Leadership Summit

* face-to-face format only


08:30 - 11:30

Parallel Scientific Sessions

Poster Session (15th - 17th)

13:00 - 17:00

Parallel Scientific Sessions

Thursday, November 17 (Day 3)

11:30 - 13:00

18:00 - 20:00


08:30 - 11:30

Parallel Scientific Sessions

Poster Session (15th - 17th)

13:00 - 17:00

Parallel Scientific Sessions

Ito Campus Laboratory Tour


Dinner Banquet (invited guests only)

Friday, November 18 (Day 4)

08:00 - 09:15

09:30 - 11:00

11:15 - 12:15

12:30 - 13:45

14:00 -

Special Session B

Science Dialogue led by ECRs

IEAG and TEG collaborative event

Closing Ceremony

Farewell Lunch

Excursion (Optional)

Parallel Scientific Sessions

Program from IEAG (2022.11.17 updated)
Program from Ageing Group (2022.11.12 updated)
Program from AI Group (2022.9.12 updated)
Program from Sustainability Group (2022.11.10 updated)
Program from Materials Science (2022.11.11 updated)

[CLOSED] Poster Session 

All participants (researchers, students, university representatives, funding agency representative, industry representatives etc.) are welcome to submit posters to the MIRAI2.0 Research & Innovation Week Poster Session.

* Submission of posters is not mandatory.

* There will be no reviews of posters.

* Authors of posters are encouraged to be in front of their posters between 16:00 and 17:30 pm (the time of the GA meeting) on the 15th. Any participant are welcome to interact with the poster authors during this time.

The list of registered posters

[CLOSED] Ito Campus Laboratory Tour (optional)

*Reservations are closed as it has reached capacity. Thank you very much for your application.

[CLOSED] Excursion Trip (optional)

*Reservations are closed as it has reached capacity. Thank you very much for your application.


Access to the venue


744 Motooka Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan



Fast Track system and quarantine procedures *Nov 4 update

Fast Track is a way to handle quarantine procedures on Visit Japan Web. Please refer to the URL below for the detail and frequently asked questions:

*IMPORTANT!* updated on September 30, 2022

As for the VISA procedure in Japan, the ERFS application will be abolished on the 11th of October, and visa waiver will start again.

Please note that showing a vaccination certificate that indicates three times vaccinations (or negative test certificate of the test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure) is still necessary at the time of entry to Japan.

For non-Swedish citizens, same as the previous rule (before the pandemic), you need to confirm whether your home country meets the visa exemption.

If your home country does not have a reciprocal visa exemption arrangement with Japan, please follow the following web page.

As for the "Letter of Reason for Invitation from the conference organizers in Japan", a part of required documents, please ask Kyushu University to issue it by email. We will further introduce you to the required information for the issuance.


If you will visit other universities/places during your stay in Japan, you must obtain the invitations from all of the host institutions. Please contact each host institution directly to ask for the issuance of a letter. Kyushu University will not be able to take care of the letters for other institutions.

*Cancellation of temporary visa application

If you already applied for a temporary visa and wish its cancellation of application, please contact the following contact address of the embassy.

Tel: +46-(0)8-5793-5300 Monday - Friday: 9:30-12:00, 14:00-16:00

Overview of Procedures Required to Enter Japan

Upon accepting foreign nationals, institutions are responsible for ensuring that travelers comply with the following requirements. Only those who can agree to the following three requirements are eligible to register for the event.


(1) Comply with all Japanese laws and regulations.


(2) To take thorough measures to prevent infection such as (a)Wear non-woven masks, (b)Ensure frequent hand washing and disinfection, and (c)Avoid crowded places with poor ventilation.


(3) In the case of violation of the above commitments, or in the case of violation of the contents of the written commitment to be pledged at the time of entry into Japan, from the perspective of preventing the spread of novel coronavirus infection, Kyushu University, the organization responsible for receiving the applicants on the event, will be disclosed and will possibly no longer accept new international visitors in the future.

Prospective participants are required to enter the necessary information for event registration and pre-visa application through the Registration System. Please contact the MIRAI 2.0 Program Manager at your University  to request the link of the Registration System.

The Registration system has the following features:

* EVENT Registration (obligatory)
* "ERFS" for Visa Pre-Application (no more needed)
* Accommodation (Optional) 

Registration Deadline: Oct. 2, 2022 

FAQ regarding Visa application / vaccination cetrificate / negative certificate / etc.

Please refer to the Embassy of Japan in Sweden's website for information.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding VISA

(updated: From 11 October, 2022, the visa exemption arrangements resumed.)

Website of Embassy of Japan in Sweden

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