Cambridge-Tokyo "Future Technology for Sustainability (FTS)"

Overview of FTS

Aim & Scope

There is a pressing need to provide solutions for sustainability problems facing society. Through bringing together complementary expertise between Cambridge and Tokyo, we are keen to explore topics that underpin transformative changes relating to sustainability.

Based on Strategic Partnership Agreement between Cambridge and Tokyo, Future Technology for Sustainability (FTS) provides a platform to seek opportunities for further collaboration between Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge and School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. The scope covers a wide range of research topics related to FTS. We foster collaboration at both PI-PI level and department level.

For those who are interested in collaboration, including PhD/Master's student exchange, staff mobility, and research collaboration, please do not hesitate to e-mail the contact persons described below.

Keywords

Digitalization; development of skills; dynamic complex system challenges; wicked problems; emerging, disruptive, and converging technologies; multidisciplinary collaboration


1st Cambridge-Tokyo FTS Workshop on 19 April 2018

The first workshop on "Future Technology for Sustainability (FTS)" was co-organized by Department of Engineering (Institute for Manufacturing (IfM)), University of Cambridge and School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, at the IfM on 19 April 2018. The agenda is found here. In this workshop, we agreed to pursue future collaboration around FTS and to appoint a contact person for each university.



First workshop "Future Technology for Sustainability"
at the IfM (19 April 2018)

2nd Cambridge-Tokyo FTS Workshop on 19 March 2019

The second FTS workshop was held on Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo on 19 March 2019. The agenda is found here. We discussed a student exchange scheme for FTS to promote future collaboration. The workshop summary was reported at the 4th Cambridge-UTokyo symposium on 27 March 2019 by Prof. Tomonari Yashiro, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo. Please also check the reporting article on the IfM website.



Second workshop "Future Technology for Sustainability"
at the University of Tokyo Hongo Campus (19 March 2019)

4th Cambridge-UTokyo symposium
at the University of Tokyo Hongo Campus
(Photo courtesy by Dr. Yuta Hirose, University of Cambridge)

Member List (as of December 2019)


Cambridge Team Tokyo Team
Leader Prof Tim Minshall Prof Yasushi Umeda
Members Dr Robert Phaal
Dr Fumiya Iida
Prof Steve Evans
Dr Frank Tietze
Dr Michael De Volder
Dr Letizia Mortara
Dr Mohamed Zaki
Dr Yuta Hirose
Mr Wen Liu
Prof Tomonari Yashiro
Prof Mamoru Mitsuishi
Prof Toshiki Niino
Dr Yusuke Kishita

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