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

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.



*as of 2022.6.1

The program is subject to change.

Tuesday, November 15

09:00 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:45

12:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 15:30

16:00 - 17:30

18:15 - 20:15


Opening Ceremony


Plenary/Special Session A [Academia-Industry-Funding Agency collaboration

GA (General Assembly) Meeting

Poster Session Presentation Core Slot,

Ito Campus Tour (Optional)

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, November 16

10:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

University Leadership Summit


08:30 - 11:30

Parallel Scientific Sessions

13:00 - 17:00

Parallel Scientific Sessions

Thursday, November 17

11:30 - 13:00

18:00 - 20:00


08:30 - 11:30

Parallel Scientific Sessions

13:00 - 17:00

Parallel Scientific Sessions

Poster Session Presentation Core Slot,

Ito Campus Tour (Optional)

Dinner Banquet (invited guests only)

Friday, November 18

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]

(Reserved by IEAG)

Closing Ceremony

Farewell Lunch

Excursion (Optional)

Parallel Scientific Sessions

Tentative Program from IEAG
Tentative Program from Ageing Group
Tentative Program from AI Group
Tentative Program from Sustainability Group
Tentative Program from Materials Science (under preparation)

Access to the venue


744 Motooka Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan



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 (obligatory)
* Accommodation (Optional) 

Registration Deadline: Oct. 2, 2022 

Flow/Procedures of Entering Japan (as of June 2022) is as shown in the PDF file linked below.

FAQ regarding Visa application

Please refer to the Visa Application Q&A on the Embassy of Japan in Sweden's website for information about required documents, application procedures, application timeframes, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding VISA

Website of Embassy of Japan in Sweden

What is "ERFS" for Visa Pre-Application?

Note that ALL foreign nationals need visa to enter into Japan at present. To apply for visa, the certificate for completion of registration to “the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS)” which receiving from organization located in Japan is necessary.


So, as the first step to obtain Visa, please register your information in the ERFS for visa pre-application through the Registration Website as soon as possible.


If you are planning to visit an institution in Japan other than Kyushu University, where the MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation week will be held, please let the R&I W 2022 Office know by e-mail.

Useful Link

As part of border measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), enhanced quarantine procedures are in place for entry to Japan. The quarantine measures that apply to you depend on where you stayed before entering Japan and whether or not you have received a third vaccine dose.

Please check which quarantine measures apply to you through this web site managed by Health Monitoring Center for Overseas Entrants (HCO), Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan.

Useful Information

Border measures (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) (As of June 1, 2022)


MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) updated information about entering into Japan. Self-quarantine period and place of accommodation after entry into Japan will be changed according to the grouping ("Red", "Yellow" and "Blue" categories) of the countries/regions from June 1st, 2022.


You can check your country/region: Border measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (


*As of June 1, 2022, Sweden is categorized in Group “Blue”.

Group "Blue":  Regardless of the vaccination status of the entrants/returnees, on-arrival test, home quarantine and other measures are not required.


Note that ALL travelers including Japanese nationals have to submit a certificate of negative test result conducted within 72 hours prior to departing from the country/region where travelers stay when entering Japan.

Note that VISA and the certification for completion of the registration to the EFRS are also necessary.

We strongly recommend seeing the following link (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) for further and appropriate information. Border measures


The following external site is also useful to know how to enter Japan.
Travel to Japan during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go (CNN) (Updated May 27, 2022)