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Connecting Swedish and Japanese universities through research, education and innovation

What is MIRAI 2.0?

MIRAI was a three-year collaboration between Swedish and Japanese universities during 2017-2019. The purpose of the project was to promote academic collaborations, but also contacts with financiers, authorities, industry, and more.

MIRAI 2.0 is a continuation of the collaboration during 2020-2022. Focus will continue to be on early career researchers, the academic topics ‘Ageing’, ‘Materials Science’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’ as well as possible usage of existing large scale facilities. Additional focus will be on integrating an innovation and entrepreneurship perspective in all academic topics. A clear connection to the Sustainability Development Goals will also be part of MIRAI 2.0.

Project organisation

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Viktor Öwall is LU:s representative in the MIRAI General Assembly.
  • Magnus Borgström, LTH, is LU’s representative in Thematic Expert Group (TEG) Materials Science.
  • Karl Åström, LTH, is LU’s representative in Thematic Expert Group (TEG) Artificial Intelligence.
  • Björn Slaug, M, is LU’s contact for the academic topic Ageing.

Coming activities

7-11 June 2021, MIRAI 2.0 will organise a digital Research and Innovation Week. For further information, see the project website.

Who can apply to manage a grant?

Employees at Lund University will be able to apply for travel grants to participate in seminars and workshops and seed money to develop the collaboration after participating in a MIRAI activity. Doctoral candidates at Lund University will be able to apply for travel grants to participate in doctoral courses.

Where to apply?

To External Relations after a call has been announced.

Call for proposals

Calls will be made in connection with activities.

Who can participate in the project?

Partner universities in Sweden and Japan.

Read more on the MIRAI 2.0 website


Henrik Hofvendahl
International coordinator
+46 46 222 30 15
henrik [dot] hofvendahl [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se