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Japan-UK talks on science and technology

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The ninth UK Japan joint committee on cooperation on science and technology was held on 4 November 2014.

The meeting was a chance to take stock of progress in UK-Japan collaboration in areas of mutual priority or global concern and explore the potential for collaboration in new areas.

Participants discussed how to develop international research networks and strengthen university-industry links.

Topics included

  • Innovation cooperation (including innovation centres, support mechanisms and entrepreneurship)
  • Demographic challenges, globalisation and infectious disease
  • Energy technologies and climate change
  • Disaster risk reduction and science advice for emergencies

Read the full meeting statement

Sir Mark Walport led the UK delegation and his visit to Tokyo included side meetings on innovation, disaster risks and horizon scanning.