Strategic Intelligence study seminar series | Special Event: STIG International Symposium “Strengthening Strategic Intelligence in STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) policy”

The environment surrounding science, technology, and innovation policy is undergoing significant changes and uncertainties due to the so-called “Grand Challenges”, represented by climate change, increasing geopolitical tensions, and rapid advancements in science and technology. In such an environment, the importance of “anticipatory governance,” which enables future-oriented responses and actions, has been called for.

The need for “strategic intelligence”, which forms the basis for all policies and responses, is not new, but recent changes in the environment have made it even more important than before, and there are discussions as to how to embed strategic intelligence in practice and in policy, in various countries, including the OECD.

This seminar invites Michael Keenan, Senior Analyst in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation at the OECD, to introduce his work on S&T policy 2025 and the latest developments in science and technology policy at the OECD. This will be followed by the round table discussion, in which Japanese experts and policy/practitioners comment their own thoughts. The seminar will mark a first step to gain hints for better science and technology innovation policy, institutional design, and ecosystem development in Japan, as well as to provide some ideas for the 7th Science and Technology Basic Plan that will be launched in FY2026.

Time & Date: 18:00-19:30(JST), Tuesday, 28 May 2024
Event Format: Online (Zoom Webinar)

Language: English/Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)
Host: Science, Technology and Innovation Governance (STIG) Program, The University of Tokyo
Co-host: Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo

Registration required: Please register from the link below.
If your registration is made after 16:00 27 May, the Webinar link will be announced on 28 May.


18:00-18:05 Opening remark (Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama, The University of Tokyo)

18:05-18:45 Keynote Speech
“Meeting new expectations on STI policy – the OECD’s Transformative Agenda for STI policies”
Dr. Michael Keenan, Senior Analyst, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

18:45-19:25 Round table Discussion
– Moderated by Dr. Makiko Matsuo (the University of Tokyo)
Dr. Michael Keenan, OECD
Hideaki Shiroyama, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Takeshi Nagasawa, Director for Integrated Strategy, Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Kanae Kurata, Director, Strategic Planning, Research and Development Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Kenji Ueki, Director General, Technology Strategy Center (TSC), New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Koji Saeki, Deputy Director-General, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency

19:25-19:30 Closing


Michael Keenan 経済協力開発機構(OECD)科学技術イノベーション局上級アナリスト
Michael Keenan (PhD) is a Senior Policy Analyst in the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. He has worked in the science and innovation policy field for more than two decades and leads work on the OECD’s biennial STI Outlook and the EC-OECD STIP Compass. He also leads the OECD’s S&T Policy 2025 project and its development of the OECD Agenda for Transformative STI Policies. He has previously worked on several OECD country reviews of innovation policy, including those of Sweden, Korea, Netherlands, Mexico, Russia, and SE Asia. Before joining the OECD in 2007, Michael was a tenured researcher at the University of Manchester.
永澤 剛 内閣府 科学技術・イノベーション推進事務局 参事官(統合戦略担当)
倉田 佳奈江 文部科学省 科学技術・学術政策局 研究開発戦略課長文部科学省 科学技術・学術政策局 研究開発戦略課長
植木 健司 新エネルギー・産業技術総合開発機構技術戦略研究センター次長
佐伯 浩治 科学技術振興機構 研究開発戦略センター副センター長
2024年4月より国立研究開発法人科学技術振興機構 研究開発戦略センター副センター長。1985年に旧科学技術庁(現在の文部科学省)に入庁。文部科学省大臣官房参事官(人事担当)、文化庁文化部長、内閣府宇宙戦略推進事務局審議官、文部科学省研究開発局長、科学技術振興機構理事を経て科学術・学術政策研究所長を最後に2013年3月に退官。東京大学工学部卒
城山英明 東京大学 公共政策大学院教授
松尾真紀子 東京大学 公共政策大学院・未来ビジョン研究センター 特任准教授
2020年4月1日より現職。現在、科学技術イノベーション政策における「政策のための科学」教育・研究ユニット(STIG:Science, Technology, and Innovation Governanceプロジェクト)で、国際政治・公共政策学・リスク研究等多様な観点から科学技術と社会の交錯領域(食品安全、バイオエコノミー、国際保健等)におけるガバナンスやELSIにかかわる研究に従事。履歴・業績:https://researchmap.jp/makiko_matsuo