India-Japan STI Forum

India-Japan Science Technology Innovation (STI) Forum:

Towards Inclusive Development
5th and 6th December 2024 | Japan

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Organized by

India Japan Laboratory, Keio University, Japan

Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science, India

The 21st century has witnessed unprecedented advancements in science, technology, and innovation (STI), transforming societies and economies across the globe. India and Japan, two of Asia’s leading economies, have made significant strides in leveraging STI for national development. This international conference aims to bring together policymakers, researchers, industry leaders, and academicians from both countries to explore collaborative opportunities and address common challenges in the realm of STI for inclusive development. India and Japan share a rich history of collaboration in various sectors, including trade, culture, and education. The bilateral relationship has deepened over the years, particularly in the fields of science and technology. Several joint initiatives and agreements have been established to promote research and development, technology transfer, and capacity building. This conference seeks to build on this foundation, fostering a more robust partnership that emphasizes inclusive growth and sustainable development.


  • Contribute towards enhancing bilateral cooperation: Strengthen the existing STI partnerships between India and Japan, identifying new areas for collaboration.
  • Promoting inclusive development: Explore how STI can address socio-economic disparities and contribute to the inclusive development of both nations.
  • Knowledge sharing and fostering innovation: Facilitate the exchange of best practices, technological innovations, and research findings to foster mutual learning.
  • Policy Recommendations: Develop actionable policy recommendations to support STI initiatives that promote inclusive development.

Key Themes

  • Geopolitical relevance.
  • Societal Challenges.
  • Innovation leading to actions.


1. Academic Seminar at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus on Thursday, 05/Dec/2024

2. STI FORUM at Keio University Mita Campus [North Building Hall] on Friday, 06/Dec/2024

NOTE: Participants need to register separately for both days (5th Dec & 6th Dec).