Mitsubishi Research Institute Releases Report on Resolving Societal Issues through Innovation


Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

TOKYO, Japan – The Innovation Network for Co-creating the Future (INCF)(, facilitated by the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI), released its report “Resolving Societal Issues through Innovation” today as part of its ongoing efforts to tackle pressing societal issues through entrepreneurial innovation.
The publication pays particular attention to addressing issues stemming from Japan’s contemporary challenges such as its rapidly aging society and frequent natural disasters, and also analyzes numerous issues from an international perspective, drawing from frameworks such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The report includes regulatory and technological trends corresponding to each issue and highlights the efforts of companies and organizations within and outside of Japan to address these issues.

INCF invites researchers, entrepreneurs, and all interested parties to provide feedback and contributions to further develop what is hoped to become a reference for those interested in resolving societal issues.

A PDF of the report is available here.
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  • Foreword
  • Social issues by field
    1. Wellness 2. Water and Food 3. Energy and Environment 4. Mobility 5. Disaster Prevention Infrastructure 6. Education and Human Resource Development
  • Appendix
    Table of Issues, SDGs Index and Technological Index

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