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Osaka Conference of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields】Change the world with your research results, the challenge of Tech Planter finalists / April 24, 2021, 16:30-17:30

【超異分野学会 大阪大会】研究成果で世界を変える、テックプランターファイナリストたちの挑戦/2021年4月24日16:30〜17:30
panel discussion
Changing the world with research results, Tech Planter finalists take on the challenge

A panel discussion, "Changing the World with Research Results, Challenges of Tech Planter Finalists" (session partner: Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.) will be held within the Osaka Conference 2021 (Saturday, April 24, 2021) of the Society of Transdisciplinary Research, organized by RIVANES.

Through "Tech Planter," an initiative to discover and nurture business seeds in the real tech field, RIVERNESS has been supporting second-stage startups of researchers, venture companies, and small and medium-sized enterprises with a vision to change and improve the world through science and technology and passion, together with a wide variety of partners. In this session, finalists of the Tech Plan Grand Prix held in Osaka, Shiga, Kobe (MedTech), Okayama, and Kagawa will give presentations on the issues they want to solve, their core technologies, and their progress and future prospects after participating in the Tech Plan Grand Prix. Please come and receive the enthusiasm of these researchers who are trying to change the world.

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 auditing, so please join us.
The information is available on the convention website (see below).

Changing the world with research results, Tech Planter finalists take on the challenge

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 16:30-17:30
Location: Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka (3-1-40 Tanaka, Minato-ku, Osaka, 552-0005 (in Hachimanya Park))
Details: https://hic.lne.st/conference/hic2021/


2020 The 2nd Osaka Tech Plan Grand Prix Finalist
Representative, Methane Oxidation Project Team, Osaka University
Kei Okubo

D. in 2001 from the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, and since 2017 he has been a professor at the School of Advanced Co-creative Studies, Osaka University. He discovered that chemical species obtained by photo irradiation of chlorine dioxide can be converted to methanol and formic acid in almost 100% yield by the action of methane gas and air in a fluorous solvent. With this core technology, the company aims to establish a technology to convert methane gas obtained from biogas into methanol and formic acid, and to build a carbon-neutral chemical synthesis and dairy business that does not use fossil fuels at all.


2020 The 3rd Okayama Tech Plan Grand Prix Finalist
Representative of Be:Zen
Ryo Takimoto

Graduated from the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University in 2007. After engaging in research on the use of artificial muscles to support standing movements, he worked for a medical and nursing care equipment manufacturer, and in 2015 became involved in corporate planning at Sanyo Clay Industry Co. He has succeeded in producing high-quality "Organic Calcium Micropowder" from discarded oyster shells using a unique wet ball mill process. He aims to reduce and eventually eliminate the amount of discarded oyster shells, which are disposed of at a rate of more than 5,000 tons every year in the local area, and which cause problems with the sanitary environment and deterioration of the landscape.


2020 Finalist, 3rd MEDTECH Grand Prix KOBE
protect kid's brain representative
Hiroaki Nagase

Completed graduate studies at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine in 2003. He is a specially appointed Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine. He has developed a program for real-time detection of nonconvulsive seizures (NCS) and nonconvulsive status epilepticus superimposed (NCSE), which are at risk of causing serious disorders such as intellectual disability and motor impairment in children. Currently, the company aims to develop a program to detect NCS/NCSE with even higher detection sensitivity and accuracy by using AI to analyze a large number of accumulated EEG monitoring data.


2019 1st Kagawa Tech Plan Grand Prix Finalist, TEAM ARK Representative
2020 The 2nd Kagawa Tech Plan Grand Prix Finalist, Member of Maurice Co.
Yukinori Misaki

Completed Nagaoka University of Technology in 1986, Ph.D. (Engineering); after serving as a professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology in 2016, he has been a professor at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Kagawa National College of Technology since April 2017. Engaged in the development of sensors that can measure respiration, heartbeat, and body movement with high sensitivity using polyvinylidene fluoride. He aims to use this sensor to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which is a necessary countermeasure to the declining birthrate, and to open the door for mothers and childcare workers to use the sensor during child rearing. In 2020, he joined Maurice Corporation, where he is engaged in the development of a "Safe Sleep System" that uses a breathing sensor he developed to deliver a superb sleep environment to people with disabilities and AI.


Yanmar Holdings Co.
Full-time General Manager, Technology Strategy Department, Technology Division
Hideaki Tsuru

D., Department of Precision Machinery Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He learned the fascination of co-creation in different fields through the joint development of an antibody sensor as an undergraduate and the world's first motorized powder press as a graduate student. After working as a RIKEN Basic Science Research Fellow, he joined the Basic Technology Research Center of Honda R&D Co. He joined Yanmar in 2016 and assumed his current position in April 2021.


Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
General Manager, Kansai Development Division
Satoko Isogai

Joined LIVERNESS in 2008. He works on projects that convey the appeal of researchers and science and technology, and create opportunities for new things to happen by connecting people to people and people to technology. He has interviewed more than 100 researchers about their research and philosophies through articles, etc. He has been working in Osaka since 2016, and in November 2020, he established the Kansai Development Business Headquarters at the Osaka Head Office. In November 2020, he will establish the Kansai Development Business Headquarters at the Osaka head office, aiming to develop the businesses of all six divisions in the Kansai region and foster a counterculture to the Tokyo metropolitan area.