The world population is about to reach 8 billion. It is said that less than 2 billion of them enjoy an adequate quality of life (QOL). There is an overwhelming lack of infrastructure and goods (services). The recent unstable social situation has further aggravated this situation. On the other hand, we know that responding to this situation with conventional industrial approaches is incompatible with the global environment and the elimination of inequalities. A new approach is needed in the manufacturing industry. In this year's symposium, while introducing RRI's awareness of issues and discussions over the past year, we will (1) learn about the transition of manufacturing in the digital age from practical examples, (2) discover the principles of manufacturing in the digital age as social infrastructure based on the major trends in the U.S. and Europe and the discussion on the first day, and (3) report on Japan-Germany collaborative cooperation. The subtitle of the symposium is "Manufacturing as the Foundation of All Industries", with the idea that the manufacturing industry supports one part of the solution of social issues that require the efforts of various industries. We look forward to your participation.