Italy aims at the growth of the scientific-technological partnership with Japan. Today, on the occasion of the third Italian Research Day in the World, the Italian Embassy in Tokyo wants to pay tribute to the Italian researchers, more than 160 in Japan, active in scientific-technological sectors. Numbers in continuous growth that have recently promoted the establishment of the Association of Italian Researchers in Japan, inaugurated last November.
"In Japan, Italy is also looking for its future. For this reason - says the Ambassador of Italy, Giorgio Starace - we intend to promote with every possible resource the first Scientific-Technological Forum between Italy and Japan. We aim for full involvement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japanese governmental and university counterparts, all the Italian excellences and our dynamic researchers in Japan".
Space, nuclear physics, materials science, humanoid robotics are some of the many innovative sectors in which Italy and Japan have been collaborating for years.
"Among the activities promoted by the Italian Embassy in Tokyo - adds Starace - I would like to mention Japan Meets Italian Scientists program. The program aims at promoting visits to Japan by Italian researchers willing to establish long-term collaborations in this country".
So far, there have been four editions of the Italian Innovation Day in Tokyo, ''an initiative promoted and organised by the Embassy with the involvement of more than 50 Italian start-ups and scale-ups over the year. The start-ups and scale-ups were financially supported to present their offer to potential local investors, large Japanese companies and industrial groups'', concludes the Ambassador.