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The Impact of Technology on Learning - Public Webinar on 26th October 2023 (Recording Available)

Learn about the impact of new technologies such as generative AI on learning! Science Agora is an annual open forum with a wide range of events which aims to bring together science and society. As part of the lineup of events, JST Singapore Office co-presented a webinar with APARA, centered around the theme "The Impact of Technology on Learning". Besides the eye-opening presentations, speakers and participants from around the globe engaged in meaningful dialogue to share their perspectives and insights.

Although the webinar has ended, the recording and report can be accessed via the links below.

Webinar Recording (English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA19omjl9Ao
Webinar Recording (Japanese): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL1gEjtN7Fg
Webinar Report (English)

Webinar Details:
Technology has transformed the way we learn, led to the evolution of different models, and opened new possibilities for both students and teachers. The webinar explores the impact of new emerging technologies on learning, featuring leaders in education, technology, and research from Singapore, Malaysia, and Ireland. You can expect to learn more about the impact of generative AI, critical human factors in learning, and enhancing learning outcomes.

JST is partnering with Asia Tech x Summit (ATxSummit) which will be held on 6 - 7 June 2023

ATxSummit, part of Asia Tech x Singapore (#ATxSG), is a global platform that brings together the brightest minds to share insights, collaborate, and drive strategic conversations that will shape our digital economy.

Held from 6-7 June 2023, join ATxSummit, and be inspired by tech experts, thought leaders, as well as political leaders and senior government officials, from around the world.

Japan Science and Technology Agency is proud to be ATxSummit 2023’s Network Partner.

Register for the virtual session of ATxSummit 2023 here.

Special Hybrid Seminar: Sharing Knowledge on the e-ASIA Joint Research Program (23rd Nov 2022)

Mr. Kobayashi Osamu, Director of JST's Department of International Affairs and Ms. Kaneko Emi, Director of JST's Singapore Office/ Secretary General, e-ASIA Program Secretariat, attended a special hybrid seminar entitled “Sharing Knowledge on the e-ASIA Joint Research Program” in-person, hosted by the Division of Global Research and Innovation Promotion at the Office of International Affairs and Global Network, Chulalongkorn University.
Mr. Kobayashi and Ms. Kaneko gave presentations about the JST’s STI Cooperation Support between Japan and Thailand, and the Introduction to the e-ASIA JRP.

Please refer to the following link for more details.

“CURA” A Virtual International Student Exchange (22nd Oct 2022)

JST Singapore Director Ms. Emi Kaneko attended the virtual international student exchange organized by the students from St Joseph's Institution, Singapore. The theme for this programme is "CURA" which means to care or be concerned. Ms. Emi Kaneko delivered the keynote address. The recording of the speech is available below.

Keynote Address from JST Singapore Director Ms. Emi Kaneko:

The Fun in Learning

An online event presented by JST and APARA (Asia Pacific Assistive Robot Association), was held on 20 Oct 2022 in conjunction with Science Agora 2022

This presentation coordinated efforts from 3 countries on current pedagogy, cultural differences, and common learning motivations. This collaboration aimed to achieve a common understanding of knowledge discoveries and learning behaviors.

Explore learning models ⇒ Share experiences of each country ⇒ Achieve common understanding

  • Explore an adaptive learning model that transcends evolution of learning toward a “just-in-time” from the conventional “just-in-case” model, with learning flexibility and augmentation of human capabilities and potential
  • Share experiences on current pedagogy, cultural differences, and common learning motivations
  • Achieve a common understanding of knowledge discoveries and learning behaviors

The recording of the event is available below.

English version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yca0woA62qw

Japanese version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ1m4URXTSk&t=0s

Call for Research Proposals for 2022 in the Strategic Basic Research Programs, JST.

In FY2022, research proposals are invited for 10 CREST, 15 PRESTO and 4 ACT-X Research Areas.

Please refer to the following link for more details.

Application for Additional Project Managers for the Moonshot R&D Program

Since FY2020, R&D projects under Moonshot Goals 1 to 7 have been carried out by Project Managers (PMs) under the supervision of each goal’s Program Director (PD). For Moonshot Goals 1, 3, and 6, we will hold a call for proposals for additional PMs.

Please refer to the following link for more details.

Sustainable Use of Green Hydrogen for Mobility and Transportation System

An online event on sustainable use of green hydrogen, presented by JST, SGInnovate, Germany Embassy in Singapore and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will be held on 12 May 2022.

Discover upcoming technologies and innovations by scientists and researchers from Germany, Japan, and Singapore.


4:00pm – 4:05pm:
Welcome Remarks
4:05pm – 4:25pm:
Presentation and Q&A by Prof Karsten Müller, Chair, Institute for Technical Thermodynamics, University of Rostock
4:25pm – 4:45pm:
Presentation and Q&A by Prof Yuichiro Himeda, Research Director, Energy Catalyst Technology Group, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
4:45pm – 5:00pm:
Presentation and Q&A by Dr Chen Luwei, Senior Scientist and Team Leader, Decarbonization Strategy, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), A*STAR

Register now and learn more about this exclusive event at https://www.sginnovate.com/events/sustainable-use-green-hydrogen-mobility-and-transportation-system.

JST is partnering SGInnovate for Deep Tech Summit which will be taking place from 8-10 November 2021.

Deep Tech Summit is Asia's leading conference dedicated to exploring the role of deep science and deep tech innovations on our future economy. The summit will feature expert conversations and knowledge sharing sessions across four tracks:

  • Sustainability
  • Health and Biomedical Sciences
  • AgriFood
  • Advanced Manufacturing

We look forward to your participation in these conversations with the global Deep Tech community. Register now and learn more about this exclusive event at https://www.deeptechsummit.com/!

The 10th edition of Techlnnovation will be a digital event running around the clock from 28 – 30 September 2021.

TechInnovation is a premier technology-to-industry matching event presented by Singaporean ‘innovation catalyst', IPI. JST is participating in this event and jointly running 9 virtual booths with the following co-exhibitors in the JST pavilion.

  • Algal Bio Co., Ltd.
  • Rebirthel Co., Ltd.
  • Xenoma
  • BionicM Inc.
  • SONIRE Therapeutics Inc.
  • National Institute of Genetics
  • Kumamoto University
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Kyushu Institute of Technology/UPM

Exhibitors and attendees across all time zones will be able to participate and network with each other virtually.

TechInnovation, the leading technology brokerage event in Southeast Asia by @IPI, is focusing on the theme of “A Sustainable & Resilient Future”. TechInnovation will showcase innovative technologies that seek to sustainably tap into Earth’s resources, safeguard food production and secure citizens’ health. Join us to connect with the innovation ecosystem and explore new collaboration opportunities. Delegate registration is now open. Sign up now: www.techinnovation.com.sg


JST Singapore Office is running 6 virtual booths in TechInnovation/SWITCH 2020.

Our co-exhibitors are Preppers, Algal Bio Co., Ltd., 4D Sensor Inc., Goryo Chemical, Inc., Kyushu Institute of Technology/ University Putra Malaysia and Gunma University.

TechInnovation 2020 – As Part of SWITCH

The ninth edition of TechInnovation will be going digital from 7 to 11 December 2020!

TechInnovation is a premier technology-industry brokerage event organised by IPI that gathers international technology seekers and providers to explore technology and business collaboration opportunities through open innovation in Singapore and the region.
This year’s TechInnovation will showcase the latest innovative technologies across four key technology areas: Digital Economy, Urban Solutions & Sustainability, Health and Personal Care, and Food and Nutrition.

What to Expect at TechInnovation 2020

  • Learn new technology trends and Open Innovation best practices from successful business leaders
  • Connect with innovative companies that will present their technology offers from the four key sectors at the Crowdpitching sessions
  • Propose your technology solutions that address corporate innovation challenges at the Crowdsourcing sessions
  • Listen to leading design experts on how businesses can catalyse innovation with design in a sustainable manner
  • Explore collaboration opportunities with international enterprises, innovators and experts

Don’t miss this opportunity network with key decision makers and entrepreneurial innovators, and access co-innovation opportunities at Asia’s leading technology marketplace and matching event. Register now for your complimentary attendee pass here. For any enquiries on exhibition opportunities or delegate registration, please send an e-mail to email.

SWITCH 7-11 December 2020

Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) is a leading tech festival for the Global-Asia innovation ecosystem. Together with the Singapore FinTech Festival, SFF x SWITCH will take place on 7-11 December 2020—get ready for an exciting week-long, round-the-clock, digital and physical event!

You can expect a world-class technology and innovation conference featuring deep dives into sectors like healthcare & biomedical sciences, smart cities & urban solutions, trade & connectivity and emerging technologies, with a focus on people and talent. Get access to curated networking and business matching functions, and participate in workshops and masterclasses throughout the week.

Asia’s most anticipated startup pitching competition will also be taking place at SWITCH. Don’t miss this!

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Real World Applications of Organic LED (OLED) Technology

JST is be pleased to be holding a series of online seminars with SGInnovate in Singapore.

In the second seminar, "Real World Applications of OLED Technology”, we will welcome speakers from OLED innovators Kyulux, WiseChip Semiconductor Inc. and A*STAR. Join experts from Japan, Taiwan and Singapore as we shed light on the improving cost-efficiency and longevity of OLEDs and their exciting real-world applications.

We look forward to your registration and attendance.

Co-sponsoring an online seminar "Deep Tech for Good: Medical Innovations" with SG Innovate

On 18th June, the Singapore office co-sponsored an online seminar with SG Innovate, a key player in the startup ecosystem in Singapore. The seminar featured presentations from two university-originated ventures and a university-originated venture capital fund.

JST Singapore Office director Ms. Kaneko gave a brief introduction to JST and facilitated the first half of the seminar. The main presenters came from CoreTissue BioEngineering Inc. (a venture company originating from JST’s START program), UTokyo Innovation Platform (a public-private fund like JST that has invested in companies) and iMed Technologies Co., Ltd. (an investee of UTokyo Innovation Platform).

JST Singapore Office is currently planning a series of such seminars with the co-sponsor SGInnovate on various topics.


Live viewers: 166
Participating countries/ regions: 11 (Japan, Southeast Asian countries including Singapore,
USA, Canada, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan etc.)

Future seminar schedule

August 4
10:30 to 11:30 (Singapore time)
Theme: "Organic LEDs".
Participants: Kyulux Co. (JST SUCCESS Program investee), a Taiwanese company and others.

September 23, October 13
10:30-11:30 (Singapore time)
Theme: "Quantum Technologies"
Participants: Researchers supported by JST funding program ‘Sakigake’ and others.

The recording of the seminar is available below.

The "Introduction of Research Opportunities Supported by Japan and e-ASIA JRP" seminar was held in Jakarta on 20 February 2020.

The event was co-organized by the Ministry of Research and Technology/National Research and Innovation Agency of Indonesia (RISTEK-BRIN), Indonesia Science Fund (DIPI), JST and e-ASIA Joint Research Program. Its aim was to expand opportunities for joint research between Indonesia and Japan by introducing funding programs conducted by Japanese public funding organizations, such as those offered by JSPS, NEDO and AUN/SEED-Net.
As well as highlighting funding opportunities in both Japan and Indonesia for the audience of approximately 80 people, the seminar featured an Indonesian researcher participating in e-ASIA who shared his joint research experience with Japan and stimulated a fruitful discussion.
We hope that the event will trigger an expansion of research cooperation between Indonesia and Japan.

JST Singapore office 10th anniversary celebration

January 10, 2020 / Singapore

The JST Singapore office celebrated its 10th anniversary with an event with approximately 150 attendees from government, industry and academia, from both Japan and Singapore, who have supported our office and its activities.
Opening greetings were given by the Guest of Honour Mr. Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman of the Singapore Food Authority and former Chairman of A*STAR, and Mr. Jun Yamazaki, Japan’s ambassador to Singapore. After keynote addresses by Prof. Teruo Kishi, Science and Technology Advisor to Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Prof. Subra Suresh, President of NTU, science talks and a panel discussion were held by researchers from both countries.
The event’s 3.5 hours passed quickly and finished in a convivial atmosphere, followed by a productive networking session.
We continue to build ourselves into an effective science and technology bridge connecting the ASEAN region, including Singapore, to Japan. We thank you warmly for your continued support.