Press Release

2020.11.30 “TEAM EXPO 2025” Program Launched

The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition has launched the program “TEAM EXPO 2025” in the run up to EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai. With a view to realizing the main theme of the Expo, Designing Future Society for Our Lives, and contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations, the program is designed to work with participating groups from various sectors toward co-creating a future ideal society with the initiative taken by each group.
Having established this program consisting of two categories, “Co-Creation Challenges”, which refer to individual activities pursued with the aim of “Designing Future Society for Our Lives”, and “Co-Creation Partner”, who create these challenges and provide support for implementing them, the program now calls for applications for participation.

Launching this year as an effort to take specific action toward realizing the theme of the Expo, Designing Future Society for Our Lives, this program aims to induce many challenging activities for creating a future ideal society with an eye focused on 2025 and beyond (Co-Creation Challenges), and bring such activities to fruition, thereby forming through concerted efforts of many players a future society that is generally recognized as ideal and is conducive to the achievement of the SDGs. These activities will be promoted with support using various resources from Co-Creation Partner who approve of the program’s aim.
In 2025, the Expo year, the activities generated through this program will be showcased mainly at the Expo venue and shared with the international community.

Application category

  1. Co-Creation Partner / TEAM EXPO 2025 program
    The program invites applications for participation from corporations/entities who approve of its aim and will independently and continuously pursue unique activities that conform to the program’s aim, thereby creating the activities of Co-Creation Challenges and providing support using various resources for implementing such activities.
  2. Co-Creation Challenges / TEAM EXPO 2025 program
    The program invites applications for participation from teams who have already taken or are going to take action on their own initiative toward realizing an ideal future society designed by each of them. Targeted activities as Co-Creation Challenges are most of all creative initiatives that address themes such as achievement of the SDGs, embodiment of the “Society5.0” (“Super Smart Society”) concept proposed by the Government of Japan, creation of future new businesses/industries, life sciences/healthcare-related implementation in future society, maintenance/improvement of the natural environment, promotion of culture/art, human resource development, and the spread of information about this EXPO.

Intended participants

Businesses, educational/academic/research institutions (universities, research centers, etc.), national government/government-related agencies (independent administrative agencies, etc.), international organizations, local governments, NGOs, NPOs, other entities from various sectors, individuals, etc.

“TEAM EXPO 2025” program’s official website (in Japanese only)


Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition