MIRAI 2.0 is an academic alliance between 19 Universities in Sweden and Japan. The aim is to contribute to long-term research collaboration and to promote Sweden and Japan as nations of world-leading large-scale research infrastructure.

Participating Universities

The Universities that are members of MIRAI 2.0 are:

Swedish Universities:

University of Gothenburg (coordinating University)
Jönköping University
Karlstad University
Linköping University
Luleå University of Technology
Linnaeus University
Lund University
Umeå University
Uppsala University
Örebro University
Stockholm School of Economics (Associate member)

Japanese Universities:

Nagoya University (coordinating University)
Hiroshima University
Hokkaido University
Sophia University
Kyushu University
The University of Tokyo
Tohoku University
Waseda University

Project Information

The focus of MIRAI 2.0  is on early career researchers but senior researchers, post doc’s and PhD students are equally welcome to participate. Thematic Expert Groups (TEG) focus on the academic topics ageing, artificial intelligence, innovation and entrepreneurship, materials science and sustainability. Additional focus is on integrating innovation and entrepreneurship perspective in all academic topics as well as connect academia and industry. There is also a clear connection to  UN Sustainable Development Goals. From 2020 until 2022, MIRAI 2.0 aims to further develop and expand the collaboration activities started in the MIRAI project (2017-2019). In a new context, to meet ”meet society’s expectations of future research universities”.

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Project manager

Charlotte Skoglund

Other project members at Linnaeus University

Linus Karlsson, Anna Sandgren (Lnu Academic representative for MIRAI 2.0), Emma Burman and Ann-Charlotte Larsson.

Project duration


Focus areas

The academic focus areas are represented by the Thematic Expert Groups (TEG) and the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Advisory Group (IEAG).

Each TEG and the IEAG consists of senior researchers with expertise and active research within the field, consisting of academic representatives from both Sweden and Japan. Content in each TEG and the IEAG will be decided by the representatives in each group. The groups are also responsible for evaluating and selecting workshop proposals prior to the research & innovation weeks, reporting to the General Assembly (GA) regarding the progress and results from the activities in the group as well as evaluating and nominating seed funding applications for funding.

Linnaeus academic focus areas of MIRAI is the TEG ageing and IEAG innovation and entrepreneurship.

Research & Innovation Week, June 7-11, 2021

University of Gothenburg is hosting the MIRAI 2.0 Digital Research and Innovation week. The theme for the event is International Collaboration in a Digital Era – Fostering Innovative Minds for the Future.

The event will include a number of scientific sessions within ageing, artificial intelligence, material science, innovation and entrepreneurship and sustainability as well as matchmaking activities, poster sessions and more. Full program and registration will be available in late-April 2021. 

The event will focus on:

  • matchmaking between early career researchers
  • joint activities/workshops
  • present research 
  • access funding opportunities
  • Vinnova academia/industry matchmaking event

Program and Registration for MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation week

Deadline June 6

Academia/Industry Matchmaking Event, June 10

Theme: Artificial intelligence and the future of healthcare for older populations

The MIRAI2.0 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Advisory Group (IEAG) organises a matchmaking event that will offer a great opportunity for academics, researchers, and industrial players from both countries to network, present research progress and address new challenges, while identifying potential ideas for future collaboration and seed projects.

Program and Registration for MIRAI 2.0 Academia/Industry Matchmaking Event

Deadline June 6

Seed funding

A call for seed funding will be launched early autumn after the Research & Innovation Week (application and nomination will be made to MIRAI 2.0).