Call-out for the RENKEI briefing on UK-Japan bilateral research opportunities

RENKEI briefing on UK-Japan bilateral research opportunities

Griff Jones, Counsellor for Science and Innovation at the British Embassy Tokyo, has kindly agreed to give an online briefing on the research and development landscapes in the UK and Japan, opportunities for bilateral collaboration, and sources of funding. He will focus particularly on the RENKEI priority areas of climate change and health. There will be a chance to ask questions at the end.

Date and time: Wednesday 17 March 2021, 8:30 – 9:30 UK time/ 17:30 – 18:30 Japan time
Open to: All staff and students of RENKEI member institutions
Briefing platform: Microsoft Teams
Language: English
Registration: Participation is free, but please register in advance via https://tinyurl.com/1e8s1nsx by 10 March.

You do not need an account in order to access the briefing – you can join online via your Internet browser. Details of how to join will be sent to registered participants a few days beforehand.
The briefing is likely to be of particular interest to researchers hoping to work with the partner country, and administrators responsible for bilateral research projects.

For more details on RENKEI and the records of the activities, please visit the following website.
https://ie.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/consortia-2/renkei-2?lang=en

Background:
RENKEI (Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives) is a partnership of 6 Japan and 6 UK research intensive universities, with the British Council acting as its secretariat.
The member universities aim at strengthening the knowledge exchange and research collaboration between Japan and the UK.
RENKEI provides a unique opportunity to bring together researchers from leading universities in Japan and the UK to tackle key global challenges. RENKEI members have selected “climate change” and “health” as two priority areas for creating new joint research between members.