The Universities that are members of MIRAI 2.0 are:
University of Gothenburg (coordinating University)
Luleå University of Technology
Stockholm School of Economics (Associate member)
Nagoya University (coordinating University)
The University of Tokyo
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”.
You will find more information about MIRAI 2.0 at:
Other project members at Linnaeus University
Linus Karlsson, Anna Sandgren (Lnu Academic representative for MIRAI 2.0), Emma Burman and Ann-Charlotte Larsson.
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.
TEG ageing is focusing on the following topics:
- Topic 1: biological aspects of ageing
- Topic 2: psychosocial and social aspects of ageing
- Topic 3: technological aspects of ageing
Linnaeus University representative in TEG ageing is Associate Professor Anna Sandgren, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
TEG artificial intelligence is focusing on the following topics in the Research and Innovation Week:
- big data analytics
- machine learning
- AI enabled applications
- human – robot interaction
- planning and optimization
- ethics of AI
- knowledge representation
- natural language processing
- multi-agent systems
- bio-inspired robotics
- statistical learning
- AI in the edge/cloud
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
TEG innovation and entrepreneurship is focusing on the following topics in the Reasearch and Innovation Week:
- entrepreneurship education
- the entrepreneurial ecosystem- a) research aspects, b) the entrepreneurial ecosystem (in practice)
- impact planning canvas workshop
Linnaeus University representative in IEAG is Innovation Adviser Emma Burman, Office of External Relations.
TEG material science is focusing on the following topics in the Research and Innovation Week:
- synchrotron sources
- spallation sources
- materials for sensing applications
- materials for energy devices
TEG sustainability is focusing on the following topics:
- Topic 1: sustainability transformation (including transformation on global/local scale, clean energy, and smart and resilient cities)
- Topic 2: assessment methods for negative emissions
- Topic 3: climate and security (including peace and migration issues)
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
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.
Deadline June 6
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).