In the MILLENNIA Program from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), 21 young teams are brainstorming their vision for an ideal future society and investigating the necessary R&D strategies including targets for 2030 and 2050. Each of their proposed Moonshot Goal(*) candidates will soon be summarized in an “Initiative Report”, using results of their 6-month investigation. Each of the team leaders will have presentations on their visions for society and scenario for realization.
*With the aim to develop radical solutions for difficult societal issues of various kinds, the Moonshot R&D Program will set ambitious Moonshot Goals to inspire people around the world and leverage the world’s foremost scientific knowledge to orchestrate challenging research and development to achieve these goals. The COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts have forced us to create new Moonshot Goals aimed at tackling the challenges of our post-crisis society and economy. As it is today’s youth that will be responsible for tomorrow’s society, we must incorporate the flexible and unconventional thinking of young people when setting goals for the ‘new normal’. After the investigation research period, JST will select the most suitable Moonshot Goal candidates and present them to the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation. Once the CSTI makes its final selection, JST will begin holding calls for proposals for projects to participate in the newly selected Moonshot Goal(s).
- Date 1 : July 17th, 2021（Sat.）
Date 2 : July 18th, 2021 (Sun.)
Online (Youtube, Zoom)
Youtube URL will be sent to the e-mail address used for registration by July 16th.
Zoom URLs for the interactive sessions and individual consultations will be sent to those who have signed up as "attend"or "undecided" by July 16th.
- Registration Fee：
- Registration Deadline：
July 14, 2021（Wed.）18:00
- Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
*Program contents are subject to change.
Day 1 July 17th（Sat.）（Broadcasted on YouTube） YouTube（Jul.17）
|9:00-9:15||Opening and Welcome Remarks
Dr. HAMAGUCHI Michinari（President, Japan Science and Technology Agency）
Dr. UEYAMA Takahiro（Executive Member of CSTI）
|9:15-9:30||Outline of the MILLENNIA Program
Dr. NAKAJIMA Hideo（Director, Department of Moonshot Research and Development Program, Japan Science and Technology Agency）
|9:30-10:50||Oral Session 1 Session1 Presenters-/td>|
|10:55-12:15||Oral Session 2 Session 2 Presenters|
|13:15-14:15||Oral Session 3 Session 3 Presenters|
|14:20-15:20||Oral Session 4 Session 4 Presenters|
|15:25-16:25||Oral Session 5 Session 5 Presenters|
|16:30-17:50||Oral Session 6 Session 6 Presenters|
Mr. WATANABE Katsuaki（Former President, Toyota Motor Corporation）
Day 2 July 18th (Sun.) YouTube（Jul.18）
|10:00-10:05||Welcome Remarks（Broadcasted on YouTube）
Ms. SHIROKIZAWA Yoshiko（Vice President, Japan Science and Technology Agency）
|10:05-11:55||Panel Discussion（Broadcasted on YouTube）|
|11:55-12:00||Closing Remarks (Broadcasted on YouTube)
Mr. WATANABE Katsuaki（Former President, Toyota Motor Corporation）
13:00-14:00 Interactive Session 1
We have Q&A sessions for participants with each team leader. Zoom URLs and details will be sent to those who have signed up as "attend"or "undecided" by July 16th.
15:30-16:30 Individual Consultation 1
We will set individual consultations with brainstorming teams, in which participants can have short discussions and exchanges with a team of their interest. Zoom URLs and details will be sent to those who have signed up as "attend"or "undecided" by July 16th.
Overcoming unknown infectious diseases derived from wild animals
Project Title : Research for constructing next generation risk management system to control unknown infectious diseases derived from wild animals
Team Name : Team for evaluation of next generation risk management system
Team Leader : ANDOH Kiyohiko, Senior researcher, Division of Viral Disease and Epidemiology, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Green Revolution 2.0
Project Title : The research for Green Revolution 2.0 archievement
Team Name : SACMOTs
Team Leader : ISHIBASHI Yushi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
As an ocean nation with a network of regional economic clusters generated by ocean resources, Japan leads the globe without starvation and poverty by 2050.
Project Title : Crystallization of the vision and development of a roadmap toward an ocean nation with a network of self-sustained regional economic clusters generated by ocean resources
Team Name : Japan: a nation with a wealth of regional ocean resources
Team Leader : ISHIMURA Gakushi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University
Harmonious fusion of ecological and socio-economic systems into a mutualistic and resilient eco-socio symbiotic system by 2050
Project Title : Research to identify the key scientific and technological innovation for realization of a resilient eco-socio symbiotic system
Team Name : Eco-Socio Symbiogenesis
Team Leader : KONDOH Michio, Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
Realization of a safe, stable and sustainable society by 2050 through typhoon control and typhoon power generation, changing the perception of typhoon from natural disaster to source of energy
Project Title : Investigation research for setting new Moonshot Goal in R & D and social implementation of typhoon control and typhoon power generation
Team Name : The Typhoon Shot
Team Leader : FUDEYASU Hironori, Professor, College of Education, Yokohama National University
By 2050, build a world free from fear of weather disasters by controlling and modifying the weather
Project Title : Weather controllability research
Team Name : Weather controllability research team
Team Leader : MIYOSHI Takemasa, Team Leader, Data Assimilation Research Team, RIKEN Center for Computational Science
Hardware and software innovation for space utilization ～space where anyone can freely access and use～
Project Title : Research on space utilization that anyone can freely access
Team Name : Research team for space where anyone can freely access
Team Leader : INAMORI Takaya, Associate professor, Department of Aerospace engineering, Graduate school of engineering, Nagoya University.
DIGITAL BIOSPHERE: Entirely New Physics is a Game Changer for Bioindustry.
Project Title : Survey on the Construction of a "DIGITAL BIOSPHERE" for Human Expansion into Space.
Team Name : Future Co-Creation Team for "DIGITAL BIOSPHERE"
Team Leader : NISHIHARA Sadafumi, Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University
IMAGINE THE FUTURE with the post-anthropocentric "Earth"
Project Title : Research on Post-Antropocentric Values, Behavioural Styles, Science and Technology
Team Name : Team Post-Anthropocene
Team Leader : AKIYAMA Hajime, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Realization of flexible and safe places with diverse happiness through Flex-Infrastructure driven by human, artificial, and natural intelligence.
Project Title : Research and study for Flex-Infrastructure realizing flexible and safe places with diverse happiness
Team Name : The team for studies on Flex-Infrastructure
Team Leader : IMANISHI Mineko, Researcher, Structural Engineering Department, Research & Development Institute, Takenaka Corporation
The Human-Centric City - Pursuing Potential of Human-beings
Project Title : Study of the urban design that pushes the self-actualization for humanity
Team Name : Street Medical City
Team Leader : TAKEBE Takanori, Specially appointed professor & Director, Communication Design Center, Advanced Medical Research Center, Yokohama City University
Infrastructure Projection Anywhere
Project Title : Research and Study of Dynamic Living Space Realized by Projectable Infrastructure Technology
Team Name : Candy Factory
Team Leader : UENO Makoto, Associate Senior Researcher, Aeronautical Technology Directorate, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Your second hometown! Moderately-decentralized society based on multi-scale energy harvesting and storing system
Project Title : Feasibility study of Moderately-Decentralized Society Based on Multi-scale Energy Harvesting and Storing System
Team Name : Moon Village ～ HO・DO・HO・DO
Team Leader : NOMURA Takahiro, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Comfortable life by “Personal grid”, on earth, in space.
Project Title : Research for the realization of the integrated “Personal grid” with the electrolysis as core technology.
Team Name : Electrolysis-Personal grid team
Team Leader : NAGASAWA Kensaku, Research associate professor, Advanced Chemical Energy Research Center, Institute of Advanced Sciences, Yokohama National University
“The ultimate personalized medicine from diagnosis to therapy at your home” realized by a borderless collaboration among young researchers
Project Title : Research for the development of non-cellular microparticles capable of integrating animal and plant cells, and incorporating storage battery and sensor functions
Team Name : Intelligent Living Cell ～ Realizing the ultimate personalized medicine～
Team Leader : HIGUCHI Yuriko, Associte Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical sciences, Kyoto University
Society in which the body has been redefined by cyborg technology, and anyone can enhance their abilities beyond the conventional limits of human beings to achieve self-actualization.
Project Title : Research on technological and social issues related to social implementation of embedded cyborg technology and its impact on social systems
Team Name : Embedded Cyborg Technology Social Implementation Study Team
Team Leader : FUJIWARA Koichi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University
A society where everyone can have and raise children with dreams and hopes if they wish.
Project Title : Research and study of specific target issues for realizing a society where everyone can have and raise children with peace of mind if they wish.
Team Name : Team for building a society of procreation
Team Leader : YOSHIDA Shinya, Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Achieving well-being and vitality in our society through a "Psyche Navigation System"
Project Title : Research on the definition, measurement, guidance, and social implementation of ideal mental states based on traditional wisdom
Team Name : A team for achieving well-being and vitality in our society through a "Psyche Navigation System"
Team Leader : KUMAGAI Seiji, Associate Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
An ultra-diversity society that builds good relationships regardless of age, gender, or nationality and does not leave the world alone
Project Title : Achievment of an ultra-diversity society where no one feels lonely in the world by building next-generation communication infrastructure in cyberspace
Team Name : Survey for achieving an ultra-diversity society
Team Leader : OKADA Shima, Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University
The division in human society will be overcome and "Harmony of Humankind" will be realized, through science and technology that promotes telepathy, consensus-building, and reconciliation.
Project Title : Investigation research on science and technology to overcome the division of human society and achieve harmony
Team Name : Investigation team for "Harmony of Humankind" through science and technology
Team Leader : SAKUMA Hiroshi, Undergraduate Student, School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Resonate earth’s culture into space by co-creating music and realizing a sustainable, flourishing society by 2050
Project Title : Resonate earth’s culture into space by co-creating music and realizing a sustainable, flourishing society by 2050
Team Name : Nishimoto MS Music Co-creation Project
Team Leader : NISHIMOTO Tomomi, Conductor and Artistic Director/Senior Visiting Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC