Collaboration started with the Tokyo Institute of Technology
As part of the strategic initiatives aimed at Japan and launched by the Politecnico with the creation of the Japan Hub that has just been inaugurated, a day was held in Tokyo on 13 July dedicated to the collaboration between the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), one of the leading universities public institutions, and the Politecnico di Torino. The meeting was attended by representatives of the University David Chiaramonti, Vice-Rector for Internationalisation, Michele Bonino, Scientific Coordinator of the Japan Hub, and Giuseppe Quaglia, head of the Politecnico - Tokyo Tech collaboration, accompanied by Enrico Traversa, Councilor for Science and Technology at the Italian Embassy in Tokyo.
During the meeting, which took place in the presence of the highest officials of the prestigious Japanese Institute, a memorandum of understanding was discussed aimed at consolidating institutional relations between Tokyo Tech and the Polytechnic and promoting collaboration both in the scientific and technology transfer, also through agreements for the creation of research doctorates.
In a broader sense, the day launched the construction of a model of academic and scientific collaboration between Italy and Japan, which immediately materialized in a workshop on research in the robotics sector carried out by the two universities: in the afternoon, researchers from both Universities illustrated the research dedicated to the most innovative sectors of robotics at the service of man, in applications intended for health, agriculture, monitoring, surveillance, rescue, collaboration and interaction between man and robot with a particular focus on the contribution that these technologies will lead to the achievement of some of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations Agenda 2030.