Delegation of the European Union to Iraq

Lecture by JST on Moonshot R&D Program and new approach for COVID-19

22/10/2020 - 08:17

On 22 October 2020, Mr. Ken Kawabata and Ms. Sugiko Imazu of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) briefed the EU Science and Technology Counsellors on Moonshot R&D Program and on their approach towards tackling COVID-19.

During the first presentation, a “MILLENNIA Program”, was introduced which has been designed to support the creation of new Moonshot Goals aimed at tackling the challenges of our post-crisis society and economy. During the second presentation, Ms. Imazu introduced “Plan B” that aims to help minimizing the restrictions on people’s activities by utilizing and concentrating knowledge other than medicine, such as engineering, information technology, and nanotechnology.

Presentation materials:
1) PDF iconOverview of Moonshot E&D at JST
2) PDF iconJST’s approach toward COVID-19


EU Delegation to Japan
Minato-ku, 4-6-28