Japan trip throws light on industrial sustainability
A group of UK academics have visited Japan to find out more about the country's approach to industrial sustainability.
Head of the IfM, Professor Sir Mike Gregory and Professor Steve Evans of Cranfield University led a UK delegation of researchers to Tokyo on an EPSRC funded study.
The visit was designed to help share experience and expertise in the fast-developing research area.
The programme combined institutional visits in and around Tokyo with a one day workshop hosted at the British embassy (pictured right). The event was attended by distinguished academics from Japanese Universities, the Engineering Academy of Japan and other research organisations.
The British delegation also included: Dr. Derek Gillespie of the EPSRC, Professor Shahin Rahimifard of Loughborough University, Dr Tim Short of the University of Liverpool, Dr Jacquetta Lee of the University of Surrey and Dr Dai Morgan of the IfM.
The findings will be disseminated at a workshop July 22nd in London.