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The ISCA Japan consortium, announced by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny during his visit to Japan in December 2013, proposes to develop a programme of activities to expand on existing linkages between the Irish and Japanese research communities. The programme aims to establish a framework for a higher level of academic and industrial interaction between Ireland and Japan, and will develop a range of activities around six broad themes:

  • Advanced manufacturing and materials
  • Environmental and climate sciences and technologies
  • ICT and Big Data analytics
  • Imaging and optics
  • Future healthcare including connected health
  • Medical devices and regenerative medicine

Led by NUI Galway, the Irish institutions involved in the Japan consortium are Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT), NUI Maynooth, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick and Waterford Institute of Technology.

For more information, please contact Prof Ciaran Morrison at or Joseph Moore a