Press Release

2023.09.14 Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, “Future Society Showcase Projects”: Call for Applications for Participation in the “Future Life Expo” at the Expo Site

Call for applications for presentations and exhibitions to start for “Future Life Experience”, the “[TEAM EXPO 2025] Programme” and “Best Practices”

The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as “the Association”) is pleased to announce that applications for presentations and exhibitions will be open as follows. From among the “Future Society Showcase Projects”: “Future Life Experience”, applications will open for the “Future Life Experience (hereinafter referred to as “FLE”)” projects where visitors can experience “Future Lifestyles (Food, culture, and healthcare) and projects conducted at the “TEAM EXPO 2025 Pavilion” where visitors can experience “Actions for the Future.”
A wide variety of entities can participate, including companies (small and medium-sized companies, start-ups, etc.), educational, academic, and research institutions (universities, research institutes, etc.); national and government agencies (incorporated administrative agencies, etc.), international organizations, local governments, NGOs, NPOs, and various groups of organizations and individuals.
The projects will be a place to realize co-creation, where various participants will bring a wide variety of “questions” and “proposals” based on the concepts of “Future Lifestyles (Food, culture, and healthcare)” and “Actions for the Future” to generate dialogue among participants and with visitors, and to think and “co-create” what the future society will be like.

1. How to participate

(1) Presentations and exhibitions at the “Future Life Experience” (permanent exhibition/limited period exhibition/stage)
Participants who submit “questions” and “proposals” related to “Future Lifestyles” such as “future food, culture, and healthcare” at Future Life Experience are invited. To allow entities of various sizes and positions to participate, three types of participation are prepared: “Permanent exhibition” is the one for the entire duration of the Expo. “Limited-period exhibition” is exhibited only for a part of the Expo period. “Stage participation” is for presentations given for a few hours at a time. We aim to create memorable and enjoyable projects through interactive and dynamic exhibitions, rather than merely providing information to visitors. For application details, please check the application guidelines which will be posted on the Association’s website.


※ The above information is subject to change.


※ The above information is subject to change.

(2) Presentations and exhibitions at the “TEAM EXPO Pavilion”
① “TEAM EXPO 2025” programme
The “TEAM EXPO 2025” programme aims to realize the theme of the Expo “Designing Future Society for Our Lives” and to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through the creation of an ideal society of the future, with a diverse group of participants both in Japan and abroad taking the initiative. Since its launch in October 2020, many activities have been registered in this participatory programme, including activities to solve social issues and achieve the SDGs, as well as activities by companies wishing to communicate their initiatives to the world and co-create actions for the future together. Approximately 3,000 groups will be selected from among the participants to present their achievements at the Expo site and engage in “dialogue” with many people, including visitors and exhibitors, with the aim of creating new “co-creation” for the realization of future society. 

(For reference) (Japanese)

※ The above information is subject to change.

② Best Practices
Best Practices is a program that selects high-quality projects that solve global issues and exhibits and disseminates them within the Expo site. In the Expo, a call for applications will be conducted from among the activities registered in the “TEAM EXPO 2025” programme and particularly good examples that are practical, renewable in various parts of the world, and can be used for the future will be selected.

※ The above information is subject to change

2. Presentation and exhibition area

Provided by KOMPAS JAPAN

※This is currently being designed and is subject to change.

※ Please see the following link for the explanatory materials about the participation. (Japanese)

■About the Future Society Showcase Projects
This project is a general term referring to a group of projects that provides experiences to a wide range of participants and visitors from Japan and abroad by utilizing technologies and services that support the theme of the Expo, “Designing Future Society for Our Lives” for the development, operation, exhibition, and events of the Expo site, in the form of “demonstration” that gives a sense of the future after 2025 and “implementation” that is suitable for the Expo. 

※As of September 14, 2023. Subject to change.
Companies and organizations that have projects (including those not listed) that they would like to implement for the Future Society Showcase Projects are always welcome to contact the Association.


Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition