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Monday, November 11
 

13:00 CET

Joint meeting for Steering Committee, Scientific Committee, Subject Scientific Committee, Innovation Task Force and Project Managers
All participants that are confirmed for the joint meeting for Steering Committee, Scientific Committee, Subject Scientific Committee and Project Managers on Monday 11 November at 13.00 hours will receive more information in a separate mail.

Monday November 11, 2019 13:00 - 17:00 CET
Room: MR04, Hotel Downtown Camper by Scandic

18:00 CET

Welcome Reception at the Nobel Prize Museum - Reception sponsored by JSPS
The MIRAI projects welcomes all registered delegates to a Welcome Reception – sponsored by JSPS. Matilda Ernkrans, Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research, will attend the Reception.

Programme:
  • Welcome to MIRAI Seminar 2019 by Professor Astrid Söderbergh Widding, President of Stockholm University
  • Opening speech by H E Matilda Ernkrans, Minister of Higher Education and Research, Ministry of Education, Sweden
  • Speech by Executive Vice President Masato Wakayama, Kyushu University
  • Speech by Dr. Tadaharu Tsumoto, Director, JSPS Stockholm Office
  • Music by Yuko Hara, viola, and Jakob Kellermann, guitar, recipients of scholarship from Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation
  • Mingle
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The Nobel Prize Museum is located in the former Stock Exchange Building in the old town of central Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish Academy and the Nobel Library are found in the same building. The Nobel Prize Museum showcases information about the Nobel Prize and Nobel prizewinners, as well as information about the founder of the prize, Alfred Nobel (1833–1896).

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Astrid Söderbergh Widding

Prof. Astrid Söderbergh Widding

Vice-Chancellor, Stockholm University
Prof. Astrid Söderbergh Widding is the President of Stockholm University since 2013.She obtained her PhD in 1992 at Stockholm University with a dissertation on off screen space in Andrei Tarkovsky's films. She was appointed Professor in Cinema Studies in 2000 and has held positions... Read More →
avatar for Minister Matilda Ernkrans

Minister Matilda Ernkrans

Minister of Higher Education and Research, Ministry of Education and Research
Matilda Ernkrans was born in 1973. She lives in Hallsberg, is married and has two children.Party: Swedish Social Democratic Party.Areas of responsibility• Higher education• Research• Student finance• Space issuesEducation:Degrees in political science and sociology, Örebro... Read More →



Monday November 11, 2019 18:00 - 20:00 CET
Nobel Prize Museum
  Social
 
Tuesday, November 12
 

07:15 CET

Assembly in the lobby at recommended hotels for transportation to Uppsala
  • 07.15: Students from Stockholm University will meet in the lobby of the three hotels and walk participants to the buses at the City Terminal. Please be there on time!! 
  • 07.45: Buses to Uppsala will leave from the City Terminal. Participants from other hotels or homes are welcome to join.


Tuesday November 12, 2019 07:15 - 07:15 CET

09:15 CET

Welcome to the MIRAI Seminar 2019: Opening speeches
Speakers
avatar for Prof. Eva Åkesson

Prof. Eva Åkesson

Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala University
Prof. Eva Åkesson is a professor of chemical physics. Prior to her appointment in Uppsala, from 1996 until 2011 she was on the staff of Lund University, where she was successively pro vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor. She has served as titular member, secretary and deputy... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Masahiko Gemma

Prof. Masahiko Gemma

Vice President, Waseda University
Masahiko Gemma is Vice President of International Affairs at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. He is Professor of Faculty of Social Sciences. He also holds a post as President of U.S. Japan Research Institute (USJI) in Washington, D.C. in the United States.He received his Ph.D. from... Read More →


Tuesday November 12, 2019 09:15 - 09:30 CET
Uppsala Castle, Rikssalen (Former Hall of State)

09:30 CET

Keynote 1: From doomsday to an agenda of opportunities? Sustainability as a driver of positive change!
Speakers
avatar for Adjunct Prof. Johan Kuylenstierna

Adjunct Prof. Johan Kuylenstierna

Vice-Chair, Swedish Climate Policy Council
Johan Kuylenstierna is Adjunct Professor and Honorary Doctor at the Stockholm University. He also serves as the vice chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council, the formal evaluation mechanism of the Swedish Climate Policy Framework.He is a member of numerous boards within the public... Read More →


Tuesday November 12, 2019 09:30 - 10:15 CET
Uppsala Castle, Rikssalen (Former Hall of State)

10:15 CET

MIRAI group photo at Uppsala Castle
All participants are welcomed to join the group photo, to commemorate the 2019 MIRAI Seminar.

Tuesday November 12, 2019 10:15 - 10:30 CET
Uppsala Castle, Rikssalen (Former Hall of State)
  Practical

10:30 CET

Coffee/tea
Coffee/tea

Tuesday November 12, 2019 10:30 - 11:15 CET
Uppsala Castle, Rikssalen (Former Hall of State)

11:15 CET

MIRAI Success Stories - New research collaborations originating in the MIRAI consortium
Under the heading "MIRAI Success stories", each subject area presents an example of new new collaborations that has originated from the MIRAI project activities.

Ageing: Professor Susanne Iwarsson (Lund University)
Materials Science: Assistant Professor Eike Schweir (University of Hiroshima) and Assistant Professor  Yasmine Sassa (Chalmers University of Technology)
Sustainability: Associate Professor Malgorzata Blicharska (Uppsala University)

Tuesday November 12, 2019 11:15 - 11:45 CET
Uppsala Castle, Rikssalen (Former Hall of State)

11:45 CET

Keynote 2: Pioneering the Future “Society 5.0/SDGs” through CYBERNICS for Social Innovation and the Aging Society ー Fusion of Humans, AI-Robots and Information Systems ー
Speakers
avatar for Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai

Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai

CEO, Cyberdyne Inc.
Yoshiyuki Sankai earned a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Tsukuba in Japan in 1987. He has progressed from being a research fellow at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (“JSPS”) to assistant professor, associate professor, and then professor at the Graduate... Read More →


Tuesday November 12, 2019 11:45 - 12:30 CET
Uppsala Castle, Rikssalen (Former Hall of State)

12:30 CET

12:45 CET

Lunch
Climate-friendly vegan lunch.


Tuesday November 12, 2019 12:45 - 14:15 CET
Uppsala Castle, Rikssalen (Former Hall of State)

14:15 CET

Special guest: Prof. Kristina Edström: Batteries for a fossil-free energy society
Speakers
avatar for Prof. Kristina Edström

Prof. Kristina Edström

Professor, Uppsala University
Prof. Kristina Edström leads the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre (ÅABC) and she is a professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden. The main research interests are lithium-ion batteries for all applications including electric vehicles, 3D microbatteries but beyond... Read More →


Tuesday November 12, 2019 14:15 - 15:00 CET
Uppsala Castle, Rikssalen (Former Hall of State)

15:00 CET

The Young Academy of Japan and Sweden: Young academies as catalysts for innovation in the research system
In this session we will discuss the role of young academies and how they contribute with knowledge and innovative ideas to drive change in the research system. Furthermore, we will discuss challenges faced by young researchers with a particular focus on internationalisation, mobility and career paths. The session is hosted by the young academies of Japan and Sweden.

Panelists:
  • Jonas Olofsson, Stockholm University, Young Academy of Sweden
  • Ewa Machotka, Stockholm University, Young Academy of Sweden
  • Hanne Fjelde, Uppsala University, Young Academy of Sweden
  • Nishijima Kazuyoshi, Kyoto University, Young Academy of Japan

Tuesday November 12, 2019 15:00 - 16:00 CET
Uppsala Castle, Rikssalen (Former Hall of State)

16:00 CET

Closing of the first MIRAI day
Speakers
avatar for Prof. Torbjörn von Schantz

Prof. Torbjörn von Schantz

Vice-Chancellor, Lund University
Vice-Chancellor Torbjörn von Schantz is the University’s chief representative and, on behalf of the University Board, is responsible for the management of the University’s activities and ensuring the goals set by the University Board are achieved. He has overall responsibility... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Sawako Shirahase

Prof. Sawako Shirahase

Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo
Prof. Sawako Shirahase was assigned as an Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo on April 1, 2019, prior to which she was a Vice President.Dr. Shirahase is Professor of Sociology in the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo. She received... Read More →


Tuesday November 12, 2019 16:00 - 16:15 CET
Uppsala Castle, Rikssalen (Former Hall of State)

16:15 CET

Poster session with mingle
All nominated researchers are requested to bring a printed poster about their research

Tuesday November 12, 2019 16:15 - 18:00 CET
Uppsala Castle, Rikssalen (Former Hall of State)

18:15 CET

Walk to Seminar Dinner
Tuesday November 12, 2019 18:15 - 18:30 CET
Norrlands Nation

18:30 CET

Seminar Dinner at Norrlands Nation
One of the most integral parts of student life in Uppsala is the student nations. There are thirteen student nations, each dating back to the 17th century. Only students can become a member of the nations, which are responsible for arranging activities and events specifically for students.

Though each nation varies in size and character, they each provide a space for students to meet, socialise and enjoy life outside of the classroom. Most nations have a café, pub and restaurant, and popular nation activities include club nights, formal dinners, balls and musical events.

Each nation is named after a specific region in Sweden, and traditionally students joined the nation representing the region they were from. Today however, students can join the nation of their choice. Norrland nation is today the city's largest student nation, with approx 8 000 members.

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Eva Åkesson

Prof. Eva Åkesson

Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala University
Prof. Eva Åkesson is a professor of chemical physics. Prior to her appointment in Uppsala, from 1996 until 2011 she was on the staff of Lund University, where she was successively pro vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor. She has served as titular member, secretary and deputy... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Ko Hasegawa

Prof. Ko Hasegawa

Executive Vice President, Hokkaido University
Dr. Ko Hasegawa is serving Executive Director and Vice President for education and student matters in Hokkaido University. Since his appointment in 2017, he has been actively working on the educational reform in Hokkaido University.Obtaining his Ph.D. in 1982 from University of Tokyo... Read More →



Tuesday November 12, 2019 18:30 - 21:00 CET
Norrlands Nation

21:15 CET

Bus back to Stockholm
Tuesday November 12, 2019 21:15 - 22:15 CET
Norrlands Nation
 
Wednesday, November 13
 

07:45 CET

Transport to Scientific sessions/Workshops (Metro)
Stockholm University students will meet the delegates in the lobby of the recommended hotels, for transport by metro to the venues at Stockholm University. You can also make your own way to Stockholm University by using the metro red line towards Mörby centrum, the stop is Universitetet (takes about ten minutes).

Wednesday November 13, 2019 07:45 - 08:30 CET
Stockholm University, Aula Magna

08:00 CET

Participant profiles and Wi-Fi
Conference catalogue & participant profiles:
http://www.mirai.nu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/FINAL_Conference-Catalogue-MIRAI.pdf

Wi-Fi at Stockholm University:
  • Username: otc-mgtz
  • Password: 7GnunTYhyRS

Please note: As a part of a ”Sustainable Conference” concept approach, this conference adapts a number of innovative approaches to limit its negative effects on the environment. 
  • Instead of a printed material, digital documents and an online agenda are provided to all participants
  • All meals at Stockholm University and Uppsala University are climate-friendly (vegan or game meat/elk from the Swedish forests) 
  • Conference gifts are limited to items with a low environmental impact, and are voluntary to accept.

We kindly thank you for your understanding, and your support for the MIRAI project and the environment.


Wednesday November 13, 2019 08:00 - Thursday November 14, 2019 18:00 CET
Stockholm University, Aula Magna

08:30 CET

15:30 CET

Joint workshop: “From research to societal impact: The NABC method”
The NABC method was developed by the Stanford Research Institute many years ago. Since then millions of researchers all over the world have used the method to present their research in an easy-to-understand way. This is your opportunity to learn how to communicate the value of your research and avoid rejections based on incomprehension.



Wednesday November 13, 2019 15:30 - 18:30 CET
Stockholm University, Aula Magna

18:40 CET

Bus to Stockholm City Hall
Wednesday November 13, 2019 18:40 - 19:00 CET
Stockholm University, Aula Magna

19:00 CET

Reception at Stockholm City Hall, hosted by the City of Stockholm
The Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most famous buildings, and one of the capital's most visited tourist attractions. It is famous for its grand ceremonial halls and unique pieces of art and is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on 10th of December each year. It also houses offices for 200 people including the Municipal Council.

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Hideki Kasuya

Prof. Hideki Kasuya

Presidential Advisor, Nagoya University
Prof. Hideki Kasuya obtained a MD from Aichi Medical University, and a PhD in Medicine from Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine. He is holing tile of FACS (Faculty of American College of Surgery). He spent a time in Mass General Hospital (Dept. of Surgery, Boston) as research... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Helen Dannetun

Prof. Helen Dannetun

Vice-Chancellor, Linköping University
The vice-chancellor is Linköping University’s top executive official, appointed by the government to lead operations at LiU. Since 2011 Helen Dannetun, professor of physics, is vice chancellor of Linköping University. Her role is to lead the university by creating the best conditions... Read More →



Wednesday November 13, 2019 19:00 - 21:30 CET
Stockholm City Hall
 
Thursday, November 14
 

08:15 CET

Transport to Scientific sessions/Workshops (Metro)
Stockholm University students will meet the delegates in the lobby of the recommended hotels, for transport by metro to the venues at Stockholm University. You can also make your own way to Stockholm University by using the metro red line towards Mörby centrum, the stop is Universitetet (takes about ten minutes).


Thursday November 14, 2019 08:15 - 09:00 CET
Stockholm University, Aula Magna

09:00 CET

16:15 CET

16:45 CET

Closing of the MIRAI Seminar 2019
Speakers
avatar for Prof. Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen

Prof. Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lund University
Prof. Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen is a Professor of physics at Lund University and head of the Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research. She is a member of the board of Lund Laser Centre and has previously held a number of other board positions, including at the Swedish Research... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Yasushi Maruyama

Prof. Yasushi Maruyama

Vice President (International Exchange), Hiroshima University
Prof. Yashushi Maruyama, Ph. D. (Florida State University) is a professor of Philosophy of Education and currently Vice President for International Exchange at Hiroshima University, Japan. He has served as an editor of various academic journals, including the editor-in-chief of Studies... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Eva Wiberg

Prof. Eva Wiberg

Vice-Chancellor, University of Gothenburg
Prof. Eva Wiberg is a a Professor in Italian and since 1 July 2017 the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg. From 2012 to June 2017 she was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Lund University.Prof. Wiberg has long experience of teaching and supervising. Her research concerns second... Read More →



Thursday November 14, 2019 16:45 - 17:00 CET
Stockholm University, Aula Magna

17:15 CET

18:00 CET

Farewell Reception at the Residence of the Japanese Ambassador
Farewell Reception, hosted by the Embassy of Japan

Speakers
avatar for HE Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki

HE Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki

The Embassy of Japan
HE Shigeyuki Hiroki has been Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Sweden since September 2018.He was born in Tokyo and graduated from Hitotsubashi University. He also has a master’s degree in Economic Development from Vanderbilt University in the U.S.After joining... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Kazuhiro Ema

Prof. Kazuhiro Ema

Vice President for Academic Research Affairs, Sophia University
Prof. Kazuhiro EMA is Vice President for Academic Research Affairs at Sophia University.Education and professional experience:1991 Doctor of Engineering from the Department of Applied Physics, the University of Tokyo,1994 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Sophia University2001... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Hans Adolfsson

Prof. Hans Adolfsson

Vice-Chancellor, Umeå University
Prof. Hans Adolfsson is Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University and professor in organometallic chemistry. He studied chemistry at Stockholm University from 1985–89, and completed his doctoral studies at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in 1995. Thereafter, he held the position... Read More →



Thursday November 14, 2019 18:00 - 20:00 CET
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador

20:15 CET