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Real Tech Ventures from 4 countries and 5 cities including Silicon Valley gather at "TECH PLANTER World Communication TECH PLANTER World Communication



Overseas Presentation
TECH PLANTER World Communication

Within the 7th Super Interdisciplinary Society of Japan Main Conference (March 2 and 3, 2018 @ TEPIA Advanced Technology Pavilion), hosted by RIVANES, we will hold the TECH PLANTER World Communication, where real tech ventures from 4 countries and 5 cities, including Silicon Valley, will gather.
The judges who will determine the No. 1 Venture will include key figures from around the world involved in venture support, such as Singularity University and Focustech Ventures of Singapore.

The 7th Hyperdisciplinarity Conference Main Conference Web site:https://hic.lne.st/conference/kanto2018/

The startup world is beginning to realize that it is not fancy showcase events that make the world a better place, but a series of steady communication. Based on this belief, in 2017 "TECH PLANTER" continued to steadily discover and nurture real tech startups in 8 countries and 9 locations overseas.

As a culmination of these activities, this session will feature presentations by six teams carefully selected from more than 200 applicants. The presentation will be based on each team's vision, challenges, core technologies to solve them, and collaboration plans with Japanese companies to realize visions, and we aim to provide an opportunity for the audience to share and inspire new business ideas.

Advance registration is required to attend the lecture, so please register as soon as possible.

Apply for auditing:https://hic.lne.st/conference/kanto2018/#ticket

Overseas Presentation: TECH PLANTER World Communication
Date: Friday, March 2, 10:00 - 11:50
Venue: TEPIA Advanced Technology Pavilion, 4F, Hall A, Main Hall
Dr. Steven Banerjee, CEO, Mekonos Inc, Silicon Valley
Ms. Madhavi Gavini, Co-Founder & President, Droplette Inc.
Mr. Dan Esposito, CEO, Guardion Inc.
Dr. Brian Miller, Managing Director, uFraction8 Ltd.
FlowVIEW tek CEO, Dr. Kyle Lee (Taiwan)
Mr. Andre Stolz, COO, EcoWorth Tech Pte. Ltd.

Ryuta Takeda, General Manager, International Development Division, LIBANES Corporation

Singularity University, Program Manager - SU Ventures Ms. Molly Pyle
BLOOM. SPACE, Founder Mr. Jack Wratten
Mr. Kelvin Ong, CEO, Focustech Ventures
Mr. Ryusuke Komura, Program Manager, Venture Cafe Tokyo
Yukihiro Maru, CEO, Liberace Group

Presenter Introduction
Dr. Steven Banerjee
CEO, Mekonos Inc.
Theme: Nanoneedle Chips Transforming Personalized Medicine
D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he founded Mekonos, a company based on a chip technology he invented during his studies. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been an IBM Blue Fern Fellow and a MacDiarmid Commercial Fellow.

Ms. Madhavi Gavini
Co-Founder & President, Droplette Inc.
Theme:New aerosol generator that improves drug penetration into the skin
After graduating from MIT, he received his M.S. from Johns Hopkins University. With expertise in biotechnology and mathematics, he founded Droplette, Inc. and at Novopyxis, Droplette's predecessor company, developed novel pharmaceutical seeds using proprietary algorithms.

Mr. Dan Esposito
CEO, Guardion Inc.
Topic: Ion sensor for detecting radioactive hazards
After graduating from Northeastern University, he worked on the nanomaterials development process at the R&D Center within the university. Together with his collaborators at the university, he founded Guardion, Inc. based on the team's nanomaterials technology after the company was selected for I-Corps, a business development program of the U.S. NSF.

Dr. Brian Miller
Managing Director, uFraction8 Ltd.
Theme: Novel cell separation system scalable to scale
D. from the University of Edinburgh. He specializes in industrial process automation. He founded uFraction8 after winning the Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship at Heriot Watt for a cell separation technology he invented during his studies.

Dr. Kyle Lee
FlowVIEW tek CEO
Theme: Visualization system for nanomaterials in liquid
D. in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University. D. in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University, and started his own business based on the nanomaterial visualization technology he developed as a researcher at ITRI, an important center for the development of science and technology in Taiwan. He has received many awards in Taiwan, including the Competition and the Outstanding Research Award.

Mr. Andre Stolz
COO, EcoWorth Tech Pte. Ltd.
Topic: Non-toxic, recyclable organic solvent absorbent materials
Business professional who has worked for Braun/Oral-B and P&G in product portfolio development, product supply and engineering management. He fell in love with materials developed at NTU (Nanyang Technological University) in Singapore and started his own business. He has been active in the Singapore innovation ecosystem for 10 years.

Organizer Introduction
Ryuta Takeda
General Manager, International Development Division, LIVERNESS Co.

After graduating from International Christian University, he studied for his degree at Ohio State University in the United States. D. in 2011 after studying the structure of plant pathogen viroids. D. in 2011. After joining RIVANES, he served as the General Manager of the Human Resource Development Division before assuming the position of Director of the Global Bridge Research Institute. He has contributed to the development of overseas strategies for each of RIVANESS' businesses, especially the "TECH PLANTER" seed acceleration program that discovers and nurtures ventures in the deep technology field. He has a wide network of contacts with key players in the VB ecosystem in Asian countries and the United States. Since 2011, he has also served as President of the U.S. subsidiary, Leave a Nest America Inc.

In addition to this discussion, we have prepared a number of cross-disciplinary programs over the two days, including cutting-edge research in academia, the latest startups, and advanced manufacturing initiatives in Japan. We are looking forward to your participation.

Applications for auditing (due February 28) are available on the conference website (see below).

Convention website:https://hic.lne.st/conference/kanto2018/

Apply for auditing:https://hic.lne.st/conference/kanto2018/#ticket

Contact us

Liberace Corporation (Attn: Ishizawa, Matsubara)
TEL:03-5227-4198 E-mail:[email protected]

Outline of the 7th Hyperdifferential Field Conference

Conference Theme What is a person and to research surrounding people
Date & Time Friday, March 2, 09:30 - 20:00 (18:40 - 20:00 Reception)
Saturday, March 3, 09:00 - 20:00 (18:30 - 20:00 Reception)
Organizer Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
Location TEPIA Advanced Technology Pavilion 3,4F
Entrance fee 50,000 yen for companies / Free for academia and presenters
Tournament URL https://hic.lne.st/conference/kanto2018/
Conference Program
(tentative, partial excerpts)
Friday, March 2

  • TECH PLANTER World Communication
  • Panel Discussion by International Accelerators
  • Real Tech Venture of the Year 2018 Awards Ceremony
  • Visionary Partner Award Ceremony
  • Session: "Agriculture and Food Changing with the Introduction of Smart Agriculture
  • Session: "Sensing to Reveal Deep Human Information
  • Session: "Strategies for Town Factories in the Era of Great Business Downturn

Saturday, March 3

  • Keynote Speech (Dr. Hirotomo Takahashi, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
  • Liverness Research Funding Award 2018
  • Symposium "Pumping New Value from the Unknown Sea
  • Panel Discussion "How to Reform Work Styles and Generate Innovation in the Knowledge Society"
  • Panel Discussion "Humanome Research, Beginning."

What is the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference?

Since 2002, when RIVERNESS was founded, we have held an annual "Super Hetero-Disciplinary Exchange Meeting" where students and researchers participating in internship programs at RIVERNESS discuss their thoughts on their research and issues they wish to solve through their research. Since 2012, the conference has evolved into a "super interdisciplinary conference" with the participation of researchers from industry and academia, where discussions are held from a broader perspective.

Today, the meeting is held annually as a gathering of people from diverse fields and industries, ranging from junior high and high school students, researchers and engineers in academia (including engineers from local factories), people involved in venture companies, accelerators, and managers and business development personnel from large corporations.