MIRAI 2.0 R&I Week 2023 

Seed Funded Project Presentations 

Since 2021, MIRAI 2.0 has awarded seed funding to 44 new research projects. Several projects are true success stories, led to joint publications, external funding and strengthened the research ties between Sweden and Japan. Join this session to learn best practice on how to develop your Japan-Sweden joint research project. The presentations will focus on: main results, lessons learned and the next step for the seed funded teams.

Monday, November 13

15:30 - 16:45     Seed Funded Project Presentations Programme

Room 1:
NAT.D.220, Natural Science building

Moderator Professor Eleonor Kristoffersson, Örebro University

15:30-16:00 Ageing

Living arrangement and healthcare utilization in aging societies: an intercountry comparison between Sweden and Japan

Mojgan Padyab, Umeå University

Identifying novel and unknown metabolic factors that are responsible to accelerate ageing

Minjung Lee, Waseda University

16:00 - 16:45 Sustinability

The Future of Smart Cities and Society 5.0

Peter Nandor Popovics, Stockholm School of Economics

Pollution of surface water by human pharmaceutical use

Irina Mancheva, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciencesy

Lighting for sustainable vegetable crop production

Luis Morales, Örebro University

Room 2
NAT.D.200, Natural Science building

Moderator Prof. Magnus Borgström, Lund University

15:30-16:00 Material Science

Architectured materials for tailored mechanics

Mahmoud Mousavi, Uppsala University

Exploring the potential of organic electrolytes for next-generation solar cells

Feng Wang, Linköping University and Masahiro Yoshizawa-Fujita, Sophia University

16:00 - 16:30 Sustinability

Holistic Approach towards Building Resilient Society: Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development

Mikael Granberg, Karlstad University

Sushi Fika (Sustainable heating for industries by fostering industrial knowledge with academia) 

Puneet Saini, Uppsala University

16:30 - 16:45 AI

Towards Swedish-Japanese Collaborations in Applied Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Danilo Vargas, Kyushu University

Room 3
NAT.D.250, Natural Science building

Alexander Ryota Keely, Kyushu University

15:30-15:45 Ageing

The living environments and health in the ageing society in times of crises: findings from the COVID-19 pandemic

Mthabisi Anele Bhebe, Lund University

15:45 - 16:00 Material Science

Develop novel solid polymer electrolytes using polyketones

Rasmus Andersson, Uppsala University,

16:00 - 16:45 Sustainability

Marketing technology (MARTECH) for customer behavioural transformation to rapidly reduce food loss and wasteand
Vertical seascape farming

Soniya Billore, Linnaeus University

The MIRAI Oceans and Climate Change Initiative (MOCCI)

Jonathan Roques, University of Gothenburg