During the first week of October, an innovation mission organized by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation allowed the director of UMRsu to stay in Japan with the Chief Scientist of Quebec and a delegation of Quebec scientists. Forums, fairs, meetings and visits have outlined the week's highlights. It was possible for participants to attend the Kyoto Smart City Expo, a key event in Asia for smart city stakeholders, and the STS Forum, an event that is at its 14th year. This edition aims to stimulate discussion and reflection on the role of science and technology in the future of humanity. In short, through this important mission, Mr. Tremblay met various collaborators, such as the Seoul Digital Foundation and the Korea Institute of Construction Technology, and found innovative solutions to today's challenges with a team of experienced researchers.