On 3rd December 2015, the Embassy of Japan in the UK held the Japan-UK Joint Workshop on Life Science and Biomedical Engineering, building on the collaboration among the world leading universities such as Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Imperial College London and University College London, together with the local government and the industry. This event was co-hosted by the Tokyo Tech, the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). With the aim of further promoting Japan-UK cooperation in the field of Biomedical Engineering, particularly in the development of biomedical devices, and equipment for bio-sensing and bio-imaging, speakers delivered cutting-edge presentations introducing recent research trends in Japan and the UK. This was followed by lively discussions regarding future possibilities and challenges.
The workshop highlighted the importance of further collaboration between our two countries in the field of biomedical engineering, in view of the keen wishes of our two ageing societies to integrate engineering sciences with biomedical sciences and clinical practice, and to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
The programme of the day was as follows: