18 February 2016
ATSE is this month hosting an exchange program between Australia and Japan under the Japan Australia Science Innovation Connect (JASIC) initiative.
The JASIC exchange to Australia, 21-26 February 2016, will focus on science and technology applications for Healthy Ageing for Societal Benefit, a topic of national importance to both economies. This initiative is focused on creating long-term relationships between industry and research institutes in Australia and Japan.
The eight JASIC participants are senior researchers from leading Japanese research institutions and industry who are focused on the development of their international linkages for research translation activities. Each JASIC exchange participant has a tailored visit program and will visit Australian institutions and industry around the country to build on personal, institutional and business to researcher linkages.
The JASIC program, administered by ATSE and supported by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, aims to promote and strengthen Australia-Japan bilateral ties and increase researcher-to-industry linkages. It builds on other initiatives such as the Australia Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program (ERLEP).
JASIC was established following negotiations between both countries and a workshop in Tokyo last May attended by senior Japanese and Australian stakeholders.
List of Participants
Department of Ophthalmology, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine
Group Leader of Human Environment Interaction Research Group
Human Informatics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Chief of Motor Control Section, Rehabilitation Institute of National Rehabilitation Centre for Persons with Disabilities
Biomaterials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science
Nagoya University/ Meijo University/ Beijing Institute of Technology
Program Director, Preventive Medicine and Diagnosis Innovation Program RIKEN
Team Leader, Robot Innovation Research Center, AIST
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University
Enhancing Australia's prosperity through technology and innovation