Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Osaka Forum 2018

Conference Theme
Redefining Health
Day & Time
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Art Hotel Osaka Bay TowerAccess

At the Hyperdisciplinarity Conference,Publicize the value of your research,Provides an opportunity to collect research funding

Forum Overview

The way we view health is changing. Until now, regular health checkups and hospital visits were the main means of maintaining good health. We are approaching a future in which we will be able to know our own health on a daily basis, prevent and diagnose illnesses before they occur, and design our own health without having to visit a hospital. Osaka, which has long been a center of economic and commercial prosperity, food culture, and entertainment, is now home to many cutting-edge research centers related to health and medicine, as well as many health-tech-related companies. This forum will use Osaka as a stage to challenge you to redefine what health means in the coming era, covering a wide range of topics from food, medicine, IoT, and comedy.

Academia, venture companies, large companies, town factories, local governments, junior high and high school students

Project Keywords.
Health, Medicine, Healthcare, Prediction and Measurement Technology, Cohort Studies, Healthy Life Expectancy, 100 Year Life Expectancy, Food, IoT, Comedy etc.

[Claire's eve of the festival].
Friday, October 12, 2018, 19:00-21:00 (advance registration required, no fee)
Lago di Bull (Osaka Bay Tower, Bay Tower East, 3rd floor)

The Osaka Forum of the Association of Hyperdifferent Fields was a great success.

The event is scheduled to be held again next year. Detailed information will be provided as soon as the meeting dates are determined. We look forward to seeing you again.

The main conference of the Society for Hyperdifferentiation will be held in Tokyo on March 8 and 9, 2019. We look forward to your participation.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:00 - 18:30


Opening Remarks

Jyo Inoue, Executive Vice President CTO, Liverness, Inc.
D., Pharmacist, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. He is a founding member of LIVERNESS. After completing the doctoral process, he worked as an assistant professor and lecturer at the Faculty of Science, Kitasato University, and an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, before being appointed and concurrently serving as a specially-appointed associate professor at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University in 2015, and as a professor of advanced pharmaceutical sciences at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University and a visiting professor at Keio University's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2018. While conducting research and development, he is a researcher involved in launching joint research projects with universities and research institutions and supporting the establishment of research institutes.


The future of one's body predicted by accumulation and integration

Cohort surveys, genetic testing of individuals, and the acquisition of life logs have dramatically increased the accumulation of information that can be used to learn about an individual's constitution and condition and to maintain and improve health. In addition, as technology advances and more detailed biometric data and life histories become available, the question of how to decipher this data and put it into a form that can be utilized becomes an even greater challenge. However, effective solutions to this problem are still being explored.
This year's gathering brought together researchers working on algorithms for prediction, venture companies using sensors to collect and utilize information, and representatives from companies that are setting up major businesses in the healthcare field. Rather than being limited to cutting-edge technologies, we will discuss how to predict the state of the body from a variety of data, how to make use of the information obtained, and the platforms needed to do so.

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Introduction of Panelists

Mr. Toru Nakamura
Specially Appointed Professor, Center for Industry-Academia Collaboration, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University

D., Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 2005-2008: Center for Integrated Research and Education in Clinical Biomedical Engineering, Osaka University, 2005-2010: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2008-2010: Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 2010-2017: Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo, 2013-2017: JST Since April 2017, he has been a specially appointed (full-time) professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University. He specializes in bioinformatics and health informatics. He is engaged in the analysis of biological signal information and its application to health and medical fields, and the elucidation of the dynamic homeostatic mechanisms of biological systems.

Mr. Takeshi Sano
Business Development Director, Healthcare Business Division

Pharmacist Responsible mainly for business development related to digital health, digital therapy, and AI/IT drug discovery. He specializes in connecting social issues to new business planning, delivering Data Disruption AI/IT Driven Health Care Service to people around the world!
In his previous position at Daiichi Sankyo, he was posted to Geneva, Switzerland, where he worked in the Business Development Department and Corporate Strategy Department evaluating domestic and foreign venture projects, and setting up the "TaNeDS" public seed search scheme and the "OiDE" fund with Mitsubishi UFJ Capital with a focus on fostering fundamental technologies.



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Mr. Koichi Fujiwara
Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Science, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University

D. in Chemical Engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan in 2009. After working at NTT Communication Science Laboratories, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University since 2012. Using data science, he is mainly promoting research on biological signal processing and medical data analysis, as well as developing medical devices based on machine learning; founded Quadrityx, Inc. in 2018; concurrently a JST PRESTO researcher since October 2018; Associate, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University since November 2018. He will assume the position of Professor at Nagoya University's Graduate School of Engineering in November 2018.

Mr. Shinnosuke Murakami
COO, Metagen Corporation / Project Assistant Professor, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University

He joined Metagen, Inc. in 2016 and has been Executive Officer and COO since 2018. he has been engaged in research on intestinal bacteria for more than 9 years, developing stool preservation technology, building a Japanese intestinal environment database, and conducting R&D for practical application of intestinal environment control technology. He also specializes in hot spring therapy studies and in 2015 conducted a study on drinking Nagayu hot spring water (Taketa, Oita Prefecture) and showed that it increases intestinal bacteria that may contribute to anti-obesity and may prevent or improve diabetes.

Organizer Introduction

Hiroyuki Takahashi
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
Director, Knowledge Foundation Research Center

D. from Yokohama City University in 2009. D. in Science.

He is mainly engaged in creating new research projects between industry and young researchers, such as the launch of the "Liberace Research Fund" for young researchers under 40 years old. In addition, he continues to organize "super interdisciplinary academic societies," a place to generate new knowledge and seeds for research and development by combining individual knowledge, technology, and passion for problem solving, without being bound by the framework of academia.


Ability to implement technology to open the future of agriculture

Food supports human health. While technological innovation is progressing in the research field regarding agriculture that supports food, there is a need to demonstrate technologies in the agricultural field. What is needed to promote the implementation of new technologies created in the research field? The panelists, who are researchers, manufacturers, and farmers, will discuss the following issues.

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Introduction of Panelists

Mr. Takayuki Hazama
President and Representative Director, Santo Farm Co.

After graduating from Kwansei Gakuin University, he took over his family's agrochemical dealership; in 2014, he established e-commerce business ePlus Inc. in 2014; in 2015, he established agricultural business Santo Noen Inc. and in 2018 released "AgriShot," a citrus pest diagnosis app using artificial intelligence.

Ms. Rieko Ogura
Director and General Manager of Research and Development Department, Yokohama Biotechnology Co.

D. in 2009 from the Graduate School of Environment and Information Studies, Yokohama National University. D. in Environmental Studies. After working as an industry-academia collaborative researcher at the same university, he participated in the establishment of Yokohama Biotechnology, Inc. in August 2014 and became Director and Head of Research and Development in September 2018. Based on the gene expression monitoring technology in plants, the company is developing contract services for the discovery and evaluation of various bioactive substances.


Mr. Mitsuhiro Konishi
Director, Kurashiki Laboratory, Bio Innovation Center, Central Research Laboratory, Yanmar Co.

D. "Ph.D. (Agronomy)" in 2008. Specialized in nondestructive measurement of plant function. In the same year, he joined Yanmar Co. At Marine Farm (Kunitachi City, Oita Prefecture), a research institute for aquaculture enhancement, he conducted research and development on bivalve shellfish aquaculture and phytoplankton production. Later, he was involved in the planning and development of facility horticulture and soil preparation solutions, launched the Bio Innovation Center, and constructed its Kurashiki Laboratory (completed on August 26, 2016) He has been in his current position since April 2017.

Organizer Introduction

Shuichiro Takahashi
Representative Director, President and COO, Liverness, Inc.

D. (Life Sciences), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. He has been involved in RIVANESS since its establishment. After completing his graduate studies, he continued his research activities as a faculty member at the University of Tokyo, while at the same time he established a research institute at RIVANESS and built the foundation of its research and development business. He devised the business model of "Liberness Research Grant," a unique research grant, and "L-RAD," a database of unutilized research ideas, and has initiated many open innovation projects involving industry, academia, and education.
Concurrently serves as a member of the Human Resources Committee of the Council for Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and a concurrent lecturer at Hosei University.


Health Tech Venture & Osaka Techno Master Pitch

The Kansai region is home to a concentration of medical research centers, including Osaka Prefecture, where the National Institute of Health and Nutrition has decided to relocate in fiscal 2019, and Kobe City, where RIKEN has its Research Center for Bioscience and Biotechnology. Ventures that aim to implement the results of their medical and healthcare research into society will present the worldview they wish to realize. In addition, "Osaka Techno Masters" are technicians who have been certified by Osaka City as having outstanding skills in manufacturing. Do you have a "thing" you need to promote your research? Edgy ventures and technicians will present their thoughts and technologies.

<Venture speakers (in no particular order)

Toy Medical Corporation, Saidin Corporation, BugMo Corporation, Cuor Corporation, NanoBridge LLC, BeCellBar LLC, MyOridge Corporation, Japan Lipid Technologies LLC, Mibyo Marker Institute Corporation, Hartech LAB, HERBIO Corporation, Quadlytics Inc. and AMI Inc.


Health from Nutrition and Sleep

It is said that a healthy body requires a nutritionally balanced diet, moderate exercise, and adequate sleep, all of which are necessary for a healthy body. Nutrition, exercise, and sleep are not independent of each other, but are intricately intertwined, and health can be compromised when any one of them is disrupted. In this session, leading researchers in the fields of nutrition and sleep will present the latest topics.

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Speakers】 【Speakers

Mr. Yasutaka Niwa
Assistant Professor, International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, University of Tsukuba

After graduating from Kyoto University School of Medicine, he completed his doctorate in Medicine at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, and received his Ph. After working as a researcher at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine and as a basic science special researcher at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Research, he has been in his current position since 2017.


Mr. Satoshi Sasaki
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Health Science, Division of Social and Preventive Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

After graduating from the Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, he graduated from Osaka University School of Medicine and obtained his medical license. D. from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine.
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Nagoya City University School of Medicine; Director, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, National Cancer Center Research Institute; Director, Nutritional Requirements Planning, National Institute of Health and Nutrition
After serving as the leader in charge of administration, a faculty member of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University, a professor of the Institute of Nutritional Science, Kagawa Nutrition University, and a professor of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University, a program leader of the Nutrition Epidemiology Program, National Institute of Health and Nutrition, and a professor of the Graduate School of Nutrition, Kagawa Nutrition University, he has served in his current position since 2007. After serving as a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Nutrition, Kagawa Nutrition University, she has been in her current position since 2007.

Organizer Introduction

Shinichiro Sakamoto
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
Executive Officer CMO

D. from the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo, and holds a Master of Science degree. He started his career in the Research and Development Division, and after working in the Media Development Division, Regional Development Division, and Human Resources Development Division, he was appointed as Executive Officer in 2012. He contributes to the establishment of commercialization strategies for seeds, including intellectual property strategies for various companies and research institutions.


How to achieve health promotion for 10 million people

Session Partners
Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.

The 100-year life period, health management, extending healthy life expectancy... These are healthcare-related topics that have spread rapidly in the past few years, but to truly change society, we need to consider specific ways to achieve long-term health behaviors. In this session, we will discuss the realization of health promotion at the social level, based on the results of research that has realized health promotion at the municipal level and efforts to create health from food.

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Cohort studies of several thousand elderly people in local communities have already shown that medical and nursing care costs can be reduced through the accumulation of health data and appropriate diet and exercise interventions. On the other hand, in order to realize health promotion on a scale of tens of thousands to 10 million people, including the younger generation, it will be necessary to design and deploy a mechanism that is different from research, such as awareness building and dietary intervention within organizational activities such as companies, and individual motivational mechanisms using smartphones as hooks. The session will focus on the following topics. In this session, based on proven intervention methods, technologies for behavior change, and the use of health checkup data, we will discuss ways to develop health behavior creation into organizational activities, with the aim of forming joint research projects.

Introduction of Panelists
Mr. Tsukasa Yoshida
National Institute of Biomedical Innovation
Research Fellow, Laboratory of Health and Longevity, National Institute of Health and Nutrition

Born in Kobe. D. from Kyoto Institute of Technology. Doctor of Science.
Since 2012, he has participated in the Kameoka Study, a cohort study in the field of Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture. He acts as a bridge between the local government and a group of researchers.Since 2017, he has been working at the National Institute of Health and Nutrition (NIHN). She has been involved in the tripartite agreement between Kameoka City, Kyoto Gakuen University, and the National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition, and signed a comprehensive agreement in June this year, drawing on her past experience. He specializes in research on physical fitness of the elderly. He is a recipient of the Young Investigator Excellence Award from the Japan Society of Physical Education. He is a certified health and exercise instructor.

Mr. Osamu Sugiyama
Center for Research on Preemptive Medicine and Lifestyle Related Diseases, Kyoto University Hospital, Specific Lecturer

D. from Keio University. D. (Engineering).
He was certified as a super creator in the Exploratory IT Human Resources Discovery and Development Project in the second half of 2009. 2015, he started participating in the Nagahama Health Walk, a health promotion event of Nagahama City, where he is mainly involved in the development of a support system for participants. Since 2016, he has been working at Kyoto University Hospital. His specialty is research on medical informatics. His research theme is human behavior change with the assistance of artificial intelligence.

Mr. Noritaka Okabe
Director CTO/CFO, Real World Games, Inc.

Co-founded Real World Games in 2017 after working as a representative director, director CTO, CFO, etc. as an entrepreneur since 2001 while a student at Hitotsubashi University. Originally a recluse, he met Ingress, and with the experience of walking 10,000 km in the game, he aims to solve the lack of exercise around the world with Real World Games x Token Economy.

Mr. Yasunori Kawasaki
General Manager, Public Relations & CSV Promotion Department, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.

Born in Osaka in 1960. Graduated from Kinki University and completed MDP in Business Administration at Keio University. After working for Nippon Life Insurance Company, joined Rohto Pharmaceutical in 1986. Served as General Manager of Product Planning Department, General Manager of Sales Department, and General Manager of Sales Planning Department.
After the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, he spent three years in the disaster area as the head of the Reconstruction Assistance Office, where he devoted himself to disaster recovery efforts and established the Michinoku Future Fund, a scholarship program for children orphaned by the disaster.
Since April 2018, he has been a part-time lecturer at Kobe University Graduate School.

Organizer Introduction

Satoshi Nishiyama
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.
General Manager, Research and Development Division

Completed graduate studies at the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba. D. in Science, conducting research on the development of gene therapy for mitochondrial diseases. At the same time, he participated in an internship at Liverness Corporation from the second year of his master's program, and was involved in more than 100 delivery experimental classes and the production of more than 100 articles. Currently, he is involved in various research and development projects to create new research themes that are not extensions of existing ones, and to build a system that will lead to the provision of value to society.



The garage creates a new relationship between the university and the town factory

Garage Minato and Garage Taisho were born in April 2018 as a base for connecting town factories and researchers to create new things. Since their opening, a variety of people from researchers, local factories, companies, and local governments have visited the sites, and unprecedented collaboration is about to be born. In this session, we will discuss the roles and functions required of "garages" in the future from the perspectives of both universities and local factories.

Session Partners: Nariko Seimitsu Corporation (Garage Minato), Kibata Keiki Seisakusho Co.

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Introduction of Panelists

Mr. Hironori Takamitsu
Representative Director, Narimitsu Seimitsu Corporation / Garage Minato

Born in Okayama, Japan in 1976, he started his career as an industrial machine tool parts machinist in Minato-ku, Osaka in 2001, incorporated in 2007 (company name: Nariko Seimitsu Co., Ltd.), and now mainly manufactures prototypes. In 2019, he established Garage Minato as a base for exchanges with various companies, universities, and research institutes to plan and develop new products through open innovation, and is participating in the DeSET project to solve the challenges of global manufacturing.

Mr. Iwao Kibata
Representative Director, Kibata Keiki Seisakusho Corporation / Garage Taisho

Born in Osaka in 1968. After graduating from university, he worked as a sales representative for SMC Corporation, a pneumatic equipment manufacturer, before joining the family business, Kibata Keiki Seisakusho, in 1992. In addition to manufacturing mechanical pressure gauges, which has been his main product for more than 100 years, he established Garage Taisho in 2019 as a base for taking on the challenge of new development through industry-academia collaboration, such as the development of medical equipment and IoT for existing gauges, and is actively involved in projects to revitalize local manufacturing companies. The company is also actively involved in projects to revitalize local manufacturing companies.

Mr. Masahiro Matsuura
Shiga University of Medical Science

Industry-University Collaboration Promotion Division, Research Strategy Promotion Office, Research Activities Management Division
Department Head / Specially Appointed Professor

After working in R&D for a chemical manufacturer, business development for a bio-venture company, and as a chief patent examiner for the Japan Science and Technology Agency, he has been in his current position since July 2013. He is engaged in coordinating industry-academia collaboration and university intellectual property management, while promoting innovation human resource development programs.

Organizer Introduction

Shuichiro Takahashi
Representative Director, President and COO, Liverness, Inc.

D. (Life Sciences), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo. He has been involved in RIVANESS since its establishment. After completing his graduate studies, he continued his research activities as a faculty member at the University of Tokyo, while at the same time he established a research institute at RIVANESS and built the foundation of its research and development business. He devised the business model of "Liberace Research Grant," a unique research grant, and "L-RAD," a database of unutilized research ideas, and has initiated many open innovation projects involving industry, academia, and education. He is also a member of the Human Resources Committee of the Council for Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and a concurrent lecturer at Hosei University.


What is the future of health?

The discussion will cross-fertilize the content discussed in each session and discuss how the perception of "health" will change in the future, and how approaches to health prediction and maintenance/promotion are likely to change in the future when the way we think about "health" changes.

In addition, we will discuss new initiatives to realize corporate health management and empirical research unique to Osaka, where interdisciplinary research on the maintenance and promotion of health and physical fitness that incorporates exercise has begun. Ultimately, we aim to consider even cross-disciplinary research projects that can be challenged with all participants throughout the session.


Closing Ceremony

Hiroshi Fukuda, Strategic Development Division, Liverness, Inc.

M.S. (Bioscience), Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan. M.S. (Bioscience)
After receiving his degree, he worked at a pig farm owned by a livestock feed wholesaler, and in 2009, he joined LIVERNESS Co. He was assigned to the Okinawa office, where he launched the "Fukkojo Pork" brand; in September 2016, he was transferred to Kumamoto Prefecture, where he serves as Director of the Institute for Natural Symbiosis Industries, promoting research on natural symbiosis industries where local resources, people, and people of different generations coexist in harmony with each other. Director of Fukkojo Farm Co. He was transferred to the Osaka headquarters in April 2018. Born in Izumi City, Osaka.