From 16-19 May scientist from Sweden and Japan will meet in Sweden, Lund to discuss Large-Scale Research Facilities and their Potential for Research and Society as well as research issues within Ageing, Materials Science and Sustainability.

Seminar program
Parallel sessions: Innovation/Invention, Ageing, Materials Science, Sustainability
Hotel, visa and travel information
Contact information

Seminar program (preliminary)
16 October 2017
18.30 Welcome reception at Konsthallen (Lund Art Gallery)

17 October 2017
08.00 Registration and refreshments
08.30 Welcome (Lund University)
08.40 Key note presentations by authorities
08.55 Introductions, agenda and process of the session “Importance of governmental strategy for the development of new technologies at a national and international level” (Seminar facilitator)
09.00 Presentation of the Japanese strategy for the use of large-scale research infrastructure (MEXT representative)
09.20 Presentation of the Swedish strategy for the use of large-scale research infrastructure (Swedish Research Council, Ministry representative)

09.40 Coffee break, including a group photo

10.10 Panel Discussion – Challenges for the future science
Prof. Sven Stafström, Director General of Swedish Research Council
Prof. Christoph Quitmann, Director General of MAX IV
Prof. Naohito Saito, Director of J-Parc
Dr. Tetsuya Ishikawa, Director of RIKEN Spring-8 (RSC)
Dr. Andreas Schreyer, Science Director of ESS
Dr. Toyohiko Kinoshita, Chief Scientist and Director of Users Administration Division, of JASRI

10.55 Questions/General discussion
11.15 Presentation by STINT
11.35 Closing remarks for the seminar (Nagoya University)

11.45 Lunch with “The infrastructure of the future science” symposium


Parallel sessions
Participants: Scientific Committee members, and funding agencies in Sweden and Japan

17 October 2017
13.15 Sweden and Japan Institutional strategy – Innovation/invention driving Companies & Industries’ interests in large-scale research infrastructure – Vinnova, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and National Innovation Council in Sweden
14.15 Questions
14.35 Best practices within Material Sciences, Ageing and Sustainability
15.15 Coffee break
15.35 Sweden and Japan Academic strategy – MIRAI partner universities’ landscape
16.15 Wrap up, plans for 2018/2019

17.15 Mingle
19.00 Dinner
17-19 October 2017
More information coming soon
Materials Science
17-19 October 2017
More information coming soon
17-19 October 2017
More information coming soon

Site visits, 19 October-afternoon (more information coming soon)

Hotel, visa and travel information
Hotels in Lund
We have blocked rooms at the following hotels in Lund until 15 September, after this date the blocked rooms not booked will be released. Please follow the contact information for each hotel to make your own booking.

Hotel Lundia

1348 SEK per night
Booking code: 417454
Booking through: or +46 46-280 65 00

Hotel Concordia
1235 SEK per night
Booking code: Lundsuniversitet20171015
Booking through: or +46 46-13 50 50

LU Guesthouse
560 SEK per night for single room or 672 SEK for double room
Booking through:

Elite Hotel Ideon
1138 SEK per night
Booking through: or +46 46-287 11 05

For Japanese citizens, no visas are required for Sweden
The closest international airport is Copenhagen (Kastrup) Airport. From Copenhagen Airport, Lund is most conveniently reached by the high-speed trains called ”Öresundståg”. The trip from Copenhagen Airport to Lund via Malmö Central Station will take about 35 minutes.

Tickets are available during the daytime from the DSB ticket office above the railway station in Terminal 3 (the terminal where you will arrive). You can also buy tickets using a credit card at the ticket machines called ”Tickets to Sweden”, which are located in the same area. A one-way ticket is approx. SEK 145 (16 Euro). Please note that tickets can NOT be bought on board the train.

After you have bought the ticket, please go to the track which says ”to Malmö C” or ”trains to Sweden”. There are trains from Copenhagen Airport to Lund Central Station every 20-40 minutes until 01.26 (at night). After that, there is one train every hour until 05.26 when they start running every 20-40 minutes again.

Contact information
For more information about the seminar please contact
Fredrik Klintberg
Sonia Coelho Sutton