Moonshot Research and Development Program

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The Moonshot Research and Development Program sets ambitious goals to attract people, and promotes challenging R&D projects with the aim of resolving difficult societal issues while bringing together the wisdom of researchers from all over the world.


Sep. 30, 2022 [Event] (Goal#1)
"Moonshot Goal 1: The Second International Symposium on Cybernetic Avatars" will introduce state-of-the-art cybernetic avatar technology, featuring talks and panel discussions from eminent researchers in the field.
Sep. 30, 2022 [Announcement] (Goal#7)
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) has announced 4 additional Project Managers selected for Goals 7.
Sep. 26, 2022 [Announcement] (Goal#4)
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has announced 5 additional Project Managers selected for Goals 4.
Jul. 28, 2022 [Announcement] (Goal#1,3,6)
The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has announced 16 additional Project Managers selected for Goals 1, 3, 6.
Jul. 16, 2022 [Event] (Goal#5)
Fujiwara PM will hold the Moonshot International Symposium "Diverse plant genetic resources for future sustainable agriculture".
Jul. 16, 2022 [Event] (Goal#7)
"Toward the Realization of Medical Care that Enables People to Live Healthy Even at Age 100 -Moonshot Goal 7 Symposium 2022-" will be held and five project managers (PMs) will speak on the current status of their research and its future prospects.
Jun. 6 - 8, 2022 [Event] (Goal#2)
Aihara PM will hold the "1st International Symposium on Aihara Moonshot Project" to discuss their recent research progresses.
May 27, 2022 [Event] (Goal#3)
Sugano PM, Hirata PM, Nagatani PM, and Harada PM will have a lecture in ICRA 2022 Half-day Workshop "Toward AI-embedded robots in 2050".
Dec. 16, 2021 [Event] (Goal#6)
Mizuno PM will have a lecture "Research and Development of Silicon Quantum Computer and Integrated Semiconductor Circuit Technology" in SEMICON Japan 2021. [Online. Participation fee required.] (SEMICON Japan)
Dec. 7, 2021 [Announcement] (Goal#5)
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) under Hinomoto PM project has developed a method to predict the pest flight position.(NARO)
Nov. 21, 2021 [Event] (Goal#1)
A symposium on the ethics in Robotics and A.I. will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (MIRAIKAN) with Ishiguro PM and researchers from Japan and the Czech Republic.
Nov. 9, 2021 [Announcement] (Goal #8,9)
Announcing Call for Proposals for New Moonshot Goals (JST) (From Nov.9,2021 until Jan.11,2022)
Nov. 8, 2021 [Event] (Goal#1, #3)
Webinar: Issues concerning symbiosis, co-creation, and co-evolution of humans and avatars/robots.
Oct. 29, 2021 [Event] (Goal#4)
The Society for Biotechnology, Japan 73rd Annual meeting (2021) - The 73rd Annual Meeting of The Society for Biotechnology, Japan. (
Oct. 4, 2021 [Announcement] (Goal #1)
Cybernetic being consortium is established by Minamisawa PM.