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Call for Participants [Conference on Transdisciplinary Research] How to Start International Collaborative Research Projects in the Age of With Corona / March 6, 2021, 16:00-@Ota-ku, Tokyo

参加者募集【超異分野学会】Withコロナ時代の国際共同研究プロジェクトの始め方 /2021年3月6日16:00〜@大田区
panel discussion
How to start an international collaborative research project in the With Corona era

A panel discussion, "How to Start International Collaborative Research Projects in the With Corona Era" (session partner Mitsubishi Electric Corporation), will be held within the 10th Annual Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields, March 5-6, 2021 (Friday and Saturday), hosted by LIVERNESS.


It is no exaggeration to say that the decline of research and development will lead to the decline of humanity, as science and technology have always played a central role in social change. However, the recent outbreak of the new coronavirus has made it difficult for Japanese companies to travel across borders, and the way of proceeding with joint research and projects between Japanese companies and overseas start-ups and researchers will not be the same as before. The method of meeting face-to-face in the field, building a relationship of trust, and then discussing the terms of the project will slow down the speed at which new things can be done. On the other hand, if we do nothing and wait for the convergence of coronas, we will find ourselves behind the times.
So, in the new way of life for mankind brought about by the infectious disease epidemic, how should international joint projects that transcend national boundaries be initiated? In this session, moderated by Yukihiro Maru, CEO of the LIVERNESS Group, we will discuss how to start international projects to establish strong connections with overseas start-ups, with Mr. Yamanaka of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, who is currently promoting joint research with overseas start-ups, Mr. Sugitani of Ebara Corporation, who is trying to start collaboration to solve issues in Southeast Asia, and Mr. Hiratsuka, who is in charge of supporting Japanese companies' overseas expansion at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry who are in charge of supporting overseas expansion of Japanese companies at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, will discuss how to start an international project to create strong connections with overseas startups.


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.
We are now accepting applications for audience participation. Please visit the conference website (see below).

*The event will be held after taking measures against new coronavirus infection on the day of the event.For more information


How to start an international collaborative research project in the With Corona era
Session Partner Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 16:00-17:00
Location: Congress Square Haneda (Haneda Innovation City Zone J, 1-1-4 Haneda Airport, Ota-ku, Tokyo)



Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Group Manager, Future Innovation Center
Satoshi Yamanaka

Joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 1998. After joining the company, he was engaged in the development of image processing LSIs used in LCD TVs and Mitsubishi Electric's signature Aurora Vision. 2015 to present, he promotes open innovation with startups. As a communicator, he focuses on strengthening existing businesses by matching them with venture companies and creating business opportunities by leveraging intellectual property within companies.

EBARA Corporation
General Manager, Next Generation Business Development & Promotion Department, Marketing Management Division
Shuhiko Sugitani

Born in Tokyo, Japan, he graduated from Keio University Faculty of Law in 1996, joined Industrial Bank of Japan in 1996, and worked in the investment banking division of Nomura Securities, Morgan Stanley Securities, and Citigroup Securities for 13 years from 2002, engaging in M&A and financing advisory services. joined Ebara Corporation in 2015, in charge of Fluid Machinery & Systems Company Planning Division, where he was in charge of corporate acquisitions and establishing new offices; since 2018, he has been in charge of new business development.

Strategic Export Negotiator, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau
Nobuyuki Hiratsuka

Born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law, Harvard Law School, and Columbia University School of Public Policy and International Relations. After joining the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), he worked in the Minister's Secretariat, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (in charge of venture promotion), Iraq Transitional Authority, and Director General of the Japanese Business Council in Europe, before serving as Director General of the Corporate Accounting Office, Director General of the Monozukuri Policy Deliberation Office, Trade Negotiation Coordinator, and Director of the Corporate Trade Division at the Fair Trade Commission (executive exchange personnel). Currently, as a Strategic Export Negotiator at the Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, he is in charge of supporting Japanese companies, including venture companies, in their overseas expansion.

Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
Representative Director, Group CEO
Yukihiro Maru

In 2002, while still in graduate school, he founded LIVERNESS with only undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering. He has developed Japan's first "delivery experiment class of cutting-edge science" into a business. He operates a "knowledge manufacturing business" that creates new knowledge by combining technologies and management resources that lie dormant in universities and local communities. He is also an innovator who has been involved in the launch of numerous deep-tech ventures, including Euglena.


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