The International Science Partnerships Fund (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 May 2023, RENKEI hosted the 'RENKEI Seminar: ISPF - accelerating Japan-UK scientific collaboration' to introduce this new research funding programme to university representatives in Japan and the UK. Together with researchers from RENKEI member universities of both countries, we discussed the opportunities and potential for UK-Japan scientific and technological research collaboration and human resource development that the ISPF could create.
The archive recording of the seminar can be viewed from the top of this page.
The RENKEI consortium’s rich experience in bringing key players in Japan and the UK together and initiating research collaborations puts it in a unique position to discuss and propose the possibilities of the newly launched ISPF. We have created a short video in which members of the RENKEI network share their ideas for the opportunities this new programme brings.