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The 9th Super Interdisciplinary Conference】Why R&D startups are moving toward Asia / March 7, 2020, 10:00a.m.-@Ota-ku, Tokyo

panel discussion
Why R&D startups are heading to Asia

A panel discussion on "Why R&D Startups are Heading to Asia" will be held during the 9th Annual Conference of the Association for Transdisciplinary Research, hosted by LIVERNESS, on March 6-7, 2020 (Fri. and Sat.).

The 9th Main Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields WEB:https://hic.lne.st/conference/hic2020/

  The importance of innovation has long been emphasized in Japan, and startups have been attracting attention as bearers of such innovation. As exemplified by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's "J-Startup" program, the public and private sectors are promoting support for startups. Against this backdrop, R&D startups have gradually emerged and technologies to solve deep issues are being created. R&D startups are exploring approaches to solving problems as they progress with their R&D and business operations, and are accelerating their efforts in Asia, where deep issues are piling up and the market scale is expanding.
In this session, based on the efforts of three R&D startups that are actually expanding in Asia, we will discuss what kind of support the government/local government should provide to accelerate their efforts and how business companies can work together to build businesses that solve problems and are economically viable at the same time.


We will have a program of discussions among researchers, start-ups, and large companies from a variety of perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session.
Audience members are invited to attend the conference. Please visit the conference website (see below).



Why R&D startups are heading to Asia
presented by:Investment Development Research Center

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00
Place: Ota-ku Industrial Plaza PiO (1F-4F, 1-20-20-20 Minami-Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-0035, Japan)
Closest Station: Keikyu Kamata



Director, Technology Promotion and University Collaboration Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Kazuyuki Imazato 

Born in Kanagawa Prefecture. Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science, Department of Biochemistry, and Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Public Policy. After joining the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), he worked in the Industrial Structure Division of the Industrial Policy Bureau, the Office of Counselor, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, the Cabinet Secretariat, the Nuclear Regulation Authority, the Industrial Machinery Division of the Manufacturing Industries Bureau, the Industrial Revitalization Division of the Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, the General Affairs Division of the Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, and the Accounting Division, Minister's Secretariat. He is currently working on the implementation of research results in society and innovation-related measures.


Director, Chief Operating Officer / COO, Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory, Inc.
Mr. Satoshi Washiya 

He joined ACSL in July 2016. Previously, he worked for McKinsey & Company in Japan and Sweden on management reform projects for Japanese and European companies. He holds a Master's degree from the Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University.


Representative Director and CEO, SAgri Corporation
Mr. Shunsuke Tsuboi 

While a student at Yokohama National University, he founded UCHU Corporation, the first private space education company. Later, he spun off and established SAgri Corporation, a satellite data-based agriculture company. Currently, he is working on projects for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ibaraki Prefecture, and others in Japan, and in India, he is engaged in a microfinance promotion project for rural areas at the Bangalore subsidiary. This is the first project of the Japan-India Startup Hub. Selected by SingularityUniversity, an entrepreneurship training institute. He is also a member of the review committee for this year's digital map for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.


Executive Officer and CSO, Charenergy Corporation
Mr. Shigeto Mizumoto 

After graduating from Yokohama National University, he joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. In February 2014, he moved to a consulting firm, where he worked on renewable energy projects in Africa and Asia. In February 2014, he moved to a consulting firm, where he worked on renewable energy projects in Africa and Asia. He joined Charenergy in November 2016 with the determination not to leave the problem of climate change to the next generation through Japan's proud environmental technology.


Director, Investment Development Research Center, Riverness, Inc.
Yoshinobu Osaka 

He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Keio University, Graduate School of Business Administration. After working at Mitsubishi UFJ Bank and Japan Bank for International Cooperation, he held positions at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo (Specially Appointed Researcher) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (ACCEL Program Manager). He was appointed as the Director of the Research Center for Investment and Development of LIBERNESS Corporation, where he currently serves as the Director. He has extensive experience in supporting researchers in commercializing their research results, as well as hands-on investment in and fostering pre-startup teams and venture companies immediately after their establishment. Proactively involved as an advisor and director of various companies.


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Conference theme: A New Era of Knowledge Manufacturing
Date and time of the event:
Friday, March 6, 2020 09:00-18:00 (18:00-20:00 Reception)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 09:00-18:00 (18:00-20:00 Reception)
Organized by: Liverness Co.
Place: Ota-ku Industrial Plaza PiO
Fee: Free for academics and presenters, 113,960 yen (tax included) for companies
Convention URL:https://hic.lne.st/conference/hic2020/


Contact us
RIVANES Corporation Research and Development Division (Attn: Kawana, Tsukagoshi)
E-mail: [email protected]