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Thursday 18 May 2023 -
17:00 to 18:00
Keio University Mita Campus East Research Building G-Lab

RENKEI (Japan-UK Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives) is a partnership between 12 universities in Japan and the UK, aiming to further knowledge exchange and research collaboration between institutions and individuals.

For over 10 years, since the launch of the partnership in March 2012, this consortium of leading research-intensive universities from the two countries has been engaged in developing collaborations to address global research challenges. It has convened discussions aligned with major global themes such as Climate Change and Health, has played a key role in developing new domestic and international networks among senior and early career researchers.

About the International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF)

The ISPF, managed by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, is part of the UK government’s commitments to prioritise strategic international science partnerships. In March 2023, the UK government announced a £119 million package for phase one of ISPF, which will allow UK scientists and innovators to collaborate with international partners on multidisciplinary projects regarding some of the most pressing themes of our time.

About this seminar

The RENKEI consortium’s rich experience in bringing key players together and initiating research collaborations puts it in a unique position to discuss and propose the possibilities of the newly launched ISPF. In this seminar, speakers from the RENKEI network will share insights into the opportunities this new programme brings.

Roundtable participants

  • Prof. Motoko Kotani / Executive Vice President for Research, Tohoku University
  • Prof. Motohiro Tsuchiya / Vice-President for Global Engagement and Information Technology, Keio University
  • Prof. Deborah Riby / Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Research Students, Durham University
  • Prof. Patrick Degenaar / Professor of Neuroprosthetics, Newcastle University
  • Dr. Elisa Miles / Research Funding Development Manager: International, RENKEI Coordinator (Moderator)

Event details

  • Date/time: Thursday 18 May 2023 09:00-10:00 BST / 17:00-18:00 JST (doors open 16:40 JST)
  • Venue: Keio University Mita Campus East Research Building 6F G-Lab (2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345)
    *This is an in-person/online hybrid event. A Zoom webinar link will be sent to those attending online, by 17 May 2023.
  • Organised by: RENKEI (Japan-UK Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiative)
  • Cooperation by: Keio University
  • Fee: Free (includes Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation) 
  • How to register: Please complete the registration form by Wednesday 17 May 2023 04:00 BST / 12:00 JST
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