The annual symposium of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Alumni Association in Australia (JSPSAAA) will be held on 29th and 30th March at the SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000.  This is an opportunity to celebrate the collaborative links between Australia and Japan. Speakers from both countries will showcase their research, promoting collaboration and networking. The conference is proudly sponsored by the Theo Murphy and Australia Japan foundation initiative. You are cordially invited to attend and/or present your research. 


Ashraf Ghanem and Tamim Darwish

Catalysing Australia–Japan Science and Innovation is the fourth edition of the JSPSAAA annual symposium. The event aims to give researchers the opportunity to present the collaborative work between Australia and Japan and explore the possibilities that bilateral collaboration can bring to their research. 

The two-day hybrid event will take place in Sydney. It will bring together researchers from diverse backgrounds and fields of research to catalyse the collaborations needed to enrich the strong bilateral science and research relationship between Australia and Japan under the following themes:

  • Health
  • Advanced materials and manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Environment
  • Large research infrastructures
  • Relationships, institutions and society


The activities of Catalysing Australia-Japan Science and Innovation began with a 60-min online information session on 29 June 2021.