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Announcement of the Kochi Prefecture x Academic Society for Transdisciplinary Research Agri-Tech Forum / Theme: "Creating the Future of Kochi's Agriculture with Technology" (9/16)

高知県×超異分野学会 アグリテックフォーラム開催のお知らせ / テーマ「高知の農業の未来をテクノロジーで創る」(9/16)

LEVANES Corporation, in cooperation with Kochi Prefecture, will create the seeds of a new agriculture-related business, "Kochi Prefecture x Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Agri-Tech ForumThe "Chiyori-Machi Terrace Chiyoterra Hall" (at Chiyori-Machi Terrace Chiyoterra Hall *Online participation is also possible) will be held on September 16, 2020 (Wednesday).

As part of the "FY 2020 Kochi Prefecture Human Resource Development Project for New Business Creation," this forum aims to bring startup companies and researchers with advanced technological seeds to Kochi Prefecture and collaborate with businesses and entrepreneurs in Kochi Prefecture to create highly unique demonstration projects using Kochi's rich natural environment as a stage. The goal of the project is to create highly unique demonstration projects in Kochi's rich natural environment.

Under the theme of "Creating the Future of Kochi's Agriculture with Technology," we will invite startup companies, major corporations, and others active in the agri-tech field from outside the prefecture to participate in a panel discussion with businesses in the prefecture.

In addition, startup companies, researchers, and others will present their ideas for demonstration experiments and businesses that they would like to realize by combining their knowledge, technology, and know-how with the prefecture's resources in a pitch session.
From the ideas presented, with the support of Kochi Prefecture and Rivanes, we aim to take a step forward to an actual demonstration experiment.
We are currently looking for presenters for the Pitch Session, so please join us.

<Click here to register to speak at the event.
If the number of applicants exceeds 15 companies, speakers will be selected by a screening process. If the theme of the presentation differs significantly from the agri-tech field, we may decline the presentation.

In view of the recent situation of new coronavirus infection, we kindly ask all audience members and speakers from outside Kochi Prefecture to participate online, and on-site participation at Chiyoterra Hall will be limited to residents in the prefecture.

<Click here to register to attend.

Speakers for each session will be posted on the web as they become available. Please stay tuned.

This forum will be an opportunity to generate the seeds of new businesses in Kochi Prefecture, and to develop demonstrations and discussions in cooperation with businesses and entrepreneurs in Kochi Prefecture.

Kochi Prefecture x Academic societies of super-disciplines
Agritech Forum


Outline of the event
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 13:00-17:30
Place: Chiyori Machi Terrace Chiyoterra Hall (2-1-37 Chiyori-cho, Kochi-shi, Kochi)
*Online participation is also available.
*As a measure against new coronavirus infection, on-site participation is limited to residents of Kochi Prefecture.
Organized by: Kochi Prefecture
Operated by: LIVERNESS Co.
Supported by: Kochi Bank, Kochi Shinkin Bank, Shikoku Bank, The Shoko Chukin Bank, Japan Finance Corporation, Hata Shinkin Bank, Kochi Industrial Promotion Center, Kochi Prefectural University Collaboration Council
WEB SITE:https://hic.lne.st/conference/kochi-agri/


It depends on the forum

Time Chiyoterra Hall / Online
13:00 [Opening talk]

Opening Ceremony

13:10 [Keynote Speech]

Agri-Tech will change! Agriculture, Forestry, and Livestock Bring True Wealth

Yukihiro Maru, Group CEO and Representative Director, Liverness Co.

13:20 [Session 1] Panel Discussion

What are the necessary elements for profitable agriculture?

Mr. Yoshiaki Ohara, Representative Director, Ohara Noen Co.
Mr. Hiroshi Kajiyama, President and Representative Director, Agri Blue K.K.
Mr. Yoshihiko Takahashi, Director, AGRIST Corporation

Yosuke Miyauchi, President and Representative Director, Agronome Research Institute, Inc.

14:10 break
14:20 [Session 2] Agri-tech Case Studies

Agri-tech is being implemented in the field

Inoue Lime Industry Co.
Mr. Kazuhiro Nishioka, CTO/COO (inventor), Kisvin Science Inc.
Mr. Shunsuke Tsuboi, Representative Director and Global CEO, SAgri K.K.

Director, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Center, RIVANES Corporation (Agronome Research Institute, Inc.) Yosuke Miyauchi

15:10 break
15:20 [Pitch]

Pitches by start-up companies, researchers, Kochi Prefecture businesses, etc.

16:00 [Session 3] Panel Discussion

Businesses utilizing unutilized resources that are circulating local resources

Companies in Kochi Prefecture (Speakers to be determined)
Ms. Rina Sakai, Representative, Furumen Station Co.
East Japan Railway Company (Speaker to be confirmed)

Yukihiro Maru, Group CEO and Representative Director, Liverness Co.

16:50 [Pitch]

Pitches by start-up companies, researchers, Kochi Prefecture businesses, etc.

17:20 [CLOSING]

Closing Ceremony

17:30 End

The schedule and speakers are subject to change.


◎Accepting applications for same-day attendees <Deadline: 9/15(Tue.) 24:00>
Participation fee: Free
*The number of participants may be limited as a measure against new coronavirus infection.
Target: Companies and entrepreneurs interested in new business development, producers, industrial support organizations, higher education institutions, students, municipalities, etc.
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◎Call for Pitch Speakers
Participation fee: Free
Start-up companies and researchers from outside Kochi Prefecture who are interested in developing new businesses in Kochi Prefecture.
Capacity: 15 companies
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Inquiries about the Kochi Prefecture x Hyperdisciplinarity Conference
Trustee: Riverness Corporation, Community Development Division Attn: Kishimoto
Phone: 03-5227-4198
Mail:[email protected]