About TFC


Tohoku University established the Tohoku Forum for Creativity in 2013 as an international visitor research institute promoting research via its thematic programs and junior research programs. The Design Hub for our Future Society and the Research DX Support Center have been newly established within the Tohoku Forum for Creativity in November 2020.

The Design Lab for our Future Co–existence plans a variety of programs in line with the three themes: How we can harmoniously coexist with (1) people, (2) nature, and (3) technology through the use of cyber and physical space. This is done to discover and identify specific tasks that need to be addressed in our society.

The Research DX Support Center assists in data management tasks, such as remote data acquisition, high–speed data processing, and other data–driven technology. Data managers and data scientists will support the research community in responding to the ongoing digital transformation (DX).

Organizations & Activities

Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Organization for Research Promotion, Tohoku University

Tohoku Forum for Creativity Programs

  • Thematic Programs
  • Junior Research Programs
  • Future Society Design Programs
  • Emerging Perspectives Programs
  • Outreach Events
  • Cooperative activities with domestic and foreign institutions
    ├ Fostering younger generations´╝łFalling Walls Lab Sendai, g–RIPS)
    └ Joint events with external organizations

Design Lab for our Future Co–existence

  • Holding a research meeting aiming to explore, deepen, and realize problem–solving methods.
  • Hosting problem–solving workshops based with young researchers and citizens.
  • Implementing corporate partnership programs

Research DX Support Center

  • Investigating and examining research DX environment
  • Organizing seminars related to research environment DX
  • Supporting researchers by data scientists and data managers