The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


2023 9.20 WED

September 20 International Workshop on “Implementing Transformative STI Policy and Future Challenges in Japan and Abroad”

Solving grand challenges will require shifting away from existing, sector-based STI policy to one enabling the transformation of the entire social structure. This free Zoom webinar will first review past attempts and lessons learned from the Japanese and European experience and then introduce the concept and tools of technology assessment in the international context, notably the EU’s Mission Oriented Innovation Policy (MOIP), to consider how such a transformative STI policy can be achieved. 

Title: “Implementing Transformative STI Policy and Future Challenges in Japan and Abroad”
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 16:00–18:30 (JST)
Language: English and Japanese, with simultaneous interpretation
Free Zoom webinar, pre-registration required.



Hideaki Shiroyama  Research Director, Tokyo Foundation for Policy

Makiko Matsuo  Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation for Policy

David Winickoff  Senior Policy Analyst and Secretary, Working Party on Bio-, Nano-, and Converging Technology (BNCT), OECD

Wolfgang Polt  Director of Policies, Institute for Economic, Social and Innovation Research, Joanneum Research

Kanae Kurata  Director, Strategic Planning, Research and Development Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Kazuhito Oyamada  Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)



Moderator: Makiko Matsuo

Opening remarks by Hideaki Shiroyama

Keynotes (with Q&A) by Hideaki Shiroyama, David Winickoff, and Wolfgang Polt

Comments from Kanae Kurata and Kazuhito Oyamada

Discussion among all speakers, joined by members of the Tokyo Foundation’s Reconstructing the Science and Technology Policy System research program, plus questions from the audience.


Pre-registration required. Free Zoom webinar (September 20, 16:00–18:30) in English and Japanese, with simultaneous interpretation




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