[Closed] Call for UTokyo delegates!!!: SciREX Summer Camp 2023

1. Background
The Science for RE-designing Science, Technology Innovation Policy (SciREX) program was established in 2011, with its HUB at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Core Centers at the University of Tokyo, Hitotsubashi University, Osaka/Kyoto universities, and Kyushu University. Since then the program has been promoting international standard research and training. It provides training in evidence-based policymaking for individuals who will lead the new research area of Science for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy; connect policy and research; and promote basic research in relevant fields. One of the program’s key activities is the annual Summer Camp where faculty members and students from different universities gather to share each university’s SciREX exercises, discuss the topic of the year, present the results of that discussion, and exchange information across a variety of academic fields. In 2023, Summer Camp will be held IN PERSON, as detailed below.

2. What you can get from SciREX Summer Camp
– To deepen your understanding of the STI policy making process
– To get an opportunity to connect those who are studying, researching, or implementing STI policy and discuss optimum directions for STI policy.
– To build your network with those who are interested in the future of STI policy. Summer Camp 2023 Theme: The development of advanced science and technologies has brought unprecedented change to our society. Such developments, nevertheless, are inevitably accompanied by great challenges such as data privacy, common policy approach to technology sector, and supply chain disruption. Our policy options are not guaranteed to be effective or robust to deal with these situations, while the binary zero-sum game mindset further complicates the policy making and implementation process. Non-cooperative stance in both domestic and international cooperation also makes it hard for meaningful cooperation to take place. Consequently, STI policy is particularly challenged at this moment, but for a better post pandemic future, the answers to addressing these questions are more important than ever. Therefore, in this year’s summer camp, the following theme has been decided: “Addressing Real-World Challenges: Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy for Navigating Through Uncertainties”

3. Outline
Date: September 8 (Fri)-10 (Sun), 2023
Pre-training will be conducted online during August.
Venue: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (https://www.grips.ac.jp/en/about/access/)
Sponsors: Research and Development Bureau, Research and Development Strategy Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT)
SciREX Core Centers, SciREX Center
Planning and Management: SciREX Summer Camp 2023 Planning Team- STIG @The University of Tokyo & SciREX Center @GRIPS
Language and Participants:

[Keynote speech / Final Presentation]
– Simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English will be provided as appropriate.
[Group Work]
– In principle, there will be (1) One Japanese language group and (2) One English language group for each topic. However, depending on the participants’ language skills, the language used for groups may be subject to change.
*Applicants are asked to specify on the application form whether it is possible for them to join discussions in Japanese/English. That information will be used for forming the groups.

Fee: Free
For SciREX center students and scholars, traveling and lodging expenses will be covered for program participants. Please contact your center office for details once you are selected for the summer camp.

Students and faculty wishing to participate must complete the form below and submit it by Friday, June 23 2023.

Application Form:

Please indicate your preferred group theme, giving first, second and third choices. We will consider the content, scope, and discussion points of the themes based on the responses to the questionnaire responses that we receive as we recruit participants in the future. The organizing committee will try to organize a group based on your request, but please note that we may not always be able to meet your request.
The general topics have been decided as 1.Geopolitics, 2. Healthcare and Digital Transformation, 3. Society and Green Transformation, 4. Education, 5. Digital Transformation and Future Industry. For each general topic, examples of topics are shown as below.

1. Geopolitics
● STI Policy formulation for advanced technologies development and collaboration under geopolitical volatility.
● Supply chain security and STIP: ensure supply chain robustness with more comprehensive STIP design and adjustment.

2. Healthcare and Digital Transformation
● Creating a Platform for Fostering Collaboration Among Academia, Industry, and Government for Equitable Healthcare Innovations.

3. Society and GX
● Industry 4.0 besides Society 5.0: STI Policy formulation for SDG-aware co- establishment of future society with industry.
● Green transformation, future mobility, and STIP: a further look into the policy options.

4. Education
● AI in the future of education
● Intellectual Property, Industry, and Research: Using STIP to promote Industry-Academia-Government collaboration and IP commercialization.

5. DX and Future Industry
● DX and STIP: Accommodate policies to new tools and changing workforce
● Policy designs to support DX industry development

4. Schedule (Tentative)