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Oral presentations by 10 edgy young researchers, "Rivanes Research Fund Award 2018"


■■Registration for auditing ends today at 8:00 p.m.! ■■■Attendance

oral presentation
Liverness Research Funding Award 2018

RIVANES will host the RIVANES Research Grant Award 2018, an oral presentation by an edgy researcher, within the 7th Annual Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields Main Conference (March 2 and 3, 2018 @ TEPIA Advanced Technology Pavilion).

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

Ten past recipients who have been selected or are active in the Liberace Research Fund over the past year will present their visions for their research and the background and significance of the research they are currently working on. The annual award will be presented to the young researcher who is deemed most suitable for fusion of different fields.

<Selection Criteria
  • Passion for research is palpable.
  • We have a unique vision for our research.
  • The research is clearly communicated to people in different fields.
  • Able to draw on a broad range of perspectives and interests in the research field


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

Liverness Research Funding Award 2018
Date: Saturday, March 3, 10:00 - 11:50
Venue: Main Hall, 4F, TEPIA Advanced Technology Pavilion

List of Presenters] (Titles omitted)

Deep Learning Award
Elucidating social structure in ant colonies using machine learning
Haruna Fujioka
First-year doctoral student, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Ikeda Rika Award
Evaluation of human iPS cell-derived hepatocytes as an in vitro infection system for hepatitis B virus.
Seiji Mitani
Doctoral student (2nd year), Department of Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University
Award for Promotion of Research on Plant-derived Ingredients
Search for circadian rhythm control compounds using existing drug libraries
Yusuke Nakane
Lecturer, Institute for Transformative Biomolecular Research, Nagoya University
Ikeda Rika Award
Metabolic reprogramming and its significance in the developmental differentiation of germ lineages.
Yohei Hayashi
Assistant Professor, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
Japanese Research.com Award
Japanese Research Community in terms of Network Structure
Sho Tsugawa
Assistant Professor, Systems Information Systems, University of Tsukuba
Metagen Gut Design Award
Improvement of Allergy from the Gut ~Mathematical Model Building and Mathematical Analysis of T Cell Differentiation System-Gut Microbiota Coupling Dynamics~.
Akane Hara
Kyushu University, Graduate School of Systems Life Science, 2nd year of Master's degree
Hyperdisciplinary Education Award
Picture Book Analysis by Deep Learning Based on Pictures and Characters - Can Artificial Intelligence Understand Picture Books? 〜
Saya Fujino
Osaka Prefecture University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering, 2nd Year, Master's Course
Kuraray Prize
Spheroid formation of human-derived hair papilla cells using culture substrates with microwells.
Haruka Honda
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Chemical Systems Engineering, Kumamoto National College of Technology
Ikeda Rika Award
Development of cell-mediated gene therapy system capable of on-demand functional control
Kosuke Kusamori
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science
Hyperdisciplinary Education Award
The learning effects of education on instructors themselves: an empirical study using research mentors.
Ikutaro Masaki
Project Researcher, Center for General Education and Research, The University of Tokyo

<Chairman of the Jury
Shuichiro Takahashi, President and COO, Liverness, Inc.
Mr. Urihiko Bimehira, Director and General Manager of Corporate Planning Office, Chiome Bioscience Inc.
Mr. Michiaki Yamazaki, Manager, Innovation Promotion Office, Corporate Planning Department, Toho Co.
Mr. Kengo Suzuki, Director, R&D, Euglena Co.

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

RIVANES Corporation (Attn: Saito, Sumi)
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 Unravel 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.