Kyushu University hosted an international conference, MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation Week, led by MIRAI 2.0, an academic alliance among 20 universities in Japan and Sweden, at its Ito Campus from November 15 to November 18, 2022. The conference theme was "Sharing ONE future: Integrative Knowledge and Sustainable Transformation towards a better world."
About 300 participants, mainly doctoral students, early career researchers, and senior researchers, discussed each of the five key areas of MIRAI 2.0: Sustainability, Materials Science, AI, Ageing, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
In addition to active discussions at the parallel sessions, the conference also included a university leadership summit on the theme of "Interdisciplinary Research," a special session on the theme of "Academia-Industry-Funding Agency Collaboration," a general assembly, poster sessions, and so on. The conference was a valuable opportunity to promote the development of collaborative research and researcher matching between Japanese and Swedish researchers.