Global Innovation Forum 2014

Joint Symposium of the Parliamentary Group on Science & Technology and Tsukuba Global Promotion Agency
Global Innovation Forum 2014
Promotion of Science & Technology and Innovation in Japan
–A model case “Tsukuba”-

In 2013, the city of Tsukuba celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Cabinet decision of the creation of the Science City. We aiming at reinforcement of industry-academia-government collaboration, and the promotion of innovation from Tsukuba is pushed forward now. It is intended that we deepen the understanding to these attempts and promote realization of the business.

Date: Tuesday, March 4th 2014
Location: World Trade Center Building, 38F Fontaine Hall (2-4-1 Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo 1056140)
Ibaraki Prefecture, City of Tsukuba, University of Tsukuba, WTC Tokyo, Inc.

1:30 Opening Address:
Mr. Akihiro Ohata, Member of the House of Representatives
Mr. Masaru Hashimoto, Governor of Ibaraki Prefecture
Mr. Kenichi Ichihara, Mayor of Tsukuba City

1:50 : “Tsukuba as a global hub of innovation (tentative)”
Dr. Michiharu Nakamura, Chairman of Tsukuba Global Innovation Promotion Agency, and President of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

2:05 : “Initiatives of Tsukuba Innovation Arena for Nano-technology (tentative)”
Dr. Teruo Kishi, Chairman of the Executive Board, Tsukuba Innovation Arena for Nano-technology (TIA-nano)

2:20 : “Living with Personal Care Robots (tentative)”
Dr. Hirohisa Hirukawa, Director of Intelligent Systems Research Institute, National Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

2:40 : “Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in Japan (tentative)”
Dr. Kazuhito Hashimoto, Executive Member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy, and Professor of the University of Tokyo

3:00 < Break>

3:15 : “US-Asia Technology Management (tentative)”
Dr. Richard Dasher, Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center and Consulting Professor of Stanford University

3:45 : “Giant innovation campus in Grenoble: economic engine of a 21st century European eco-city”
Dr. Stephane Siebert, Deputy Mayor of Grenoble City, Large-scale development projects Director, CEA Technology Research Division (CEA Tech)

4:15 < Break>

4:30 pm
Panel Discussion: “Future of Science, Technology and Innovation City (tentative)”
Panelists (TBD):
Dr. Kyosuke Nagata, President of the University of Tsukuba
Dr. Ryoji Chubachi‚ President of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Dr. Sukekatsu Ushioda, President of National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS)
Dr. Masaharu Sumikawa, Advisor of Hitachi, Ltd.
Dr. Takeshi Nagasu, Doctor of Pharmacy, Eisai Co., Ltd.
Prof. Wako Tojima, Science Journalist
Moderator: Dr. Michiharu Nakamura

5:55 Closing:

6:30 pm Reception:

Tsukuba Global Innovation Promotion Agency
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