3M and Nobel Media Partner to Explore the Science of Ageing at ‘The Age to Come’ Nobel Prize Dialogue Event in Tokyo
ST. PAUL, Minn. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Why do we age? How long can we live? How does lifestyle interact with
the ageing process? These are just a few of the questions to be
addressed in a unique meeting arena featuring Nobel Laureates, experts
and other curious minds during the Nobel Prize Dialogue in Tokyo on Mar.
Ageing populations is a highly topical theme, especially in a Japanese
context as the country is experiencing an extreme demographic shift.
Nobel Media is arranging the event in collaboration with the Japan
Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) with the support of 3M and
other Nobel International Partners.
“3M is committed to advancing scientific research and education to
improve lives around the world,” said Kourosh Motalebi, 3M International
Operations, leading 3M–Nobel Strategic Relationship. “Our support as one
of a select group of Nobel International Partners will help to inspire
students and experts in Japan about ‘The Age to Come’.”
The day is intended to bring new insights on the science of ageing, how
to address financial and societal challenges tied to changing population
structures and how technology can help alleviate the burdens of old age.
Key opinion leaders, policy makers, students, researchers and the
general public will gather at the Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center,
along with five Nobel Laureates, including Tasuku Honjo, the Japanese
Medicine Laureate from 2018, to talk about why and how we age.
During the day, the audience will listen to a discussion around the
question of why we age with Professor Emeritus from Newcastle University
Tom Kirkwood and two Nobel Laureates Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Tim
Hunt. In the afternoon, Hunt will engage in a conversation around
innovation, technology and policy for an ageing society policy together
with Sarah Harper, Professor of Gerontology, University of Oxford,
Yoshiyuki Sankai, President and CEO, CYBERDYNE Inc, and other experts.
3M and Nobel Media have collaborated since 2016 to hold international,
inspirational events that have brought Nobel Laureates to Dubai, India,
Tokyo, Singapore, Korea and Chile. Their work together will continue
over several years to bring light to important global issues.
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About Nobel Media AB
Nobel Media spreads knowledge about
Nobel Prize-awarded achievements and stimulates interest in science,
literature and peace in line with Alfred Nobel’s vision and legacy. The
company reaches a global audience of millions through its high quality
productions: The official digital channels of the Nobel Prize, the Nobel
Prize Concert, as well as a series of intercontinental, inspirational
lecture events featuring Nobel Laureates. The company also manages a
portfolio of publishing licenses, footage sales, and live broadcast
rights to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies.
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Fumito Takada, 3M Japan
Donna Fleming Runyon, 3M