Aim of the Conference

"Innovation" means economic activities which can drastically change our society by new technological or non-technological creativity. In the Conference, 100 Japanese postwar innovations (selected by Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation) will be introduced and discussion on various factors required for venture corporations including university-originated ones will be made to encourage further innovations based on practical experiences on university-industry collaboration.

Details (in Japanese)
Leaflet in Japanese(PDF)

* Japanese to English simultaneous interpretation services will be provided.


Date / Place

Date December 14 (Thursday), 2017
  1. Opening 12:45
  2. Conference 13:15-18:15
  3. Reception
    18:30- (Prior application required)


Place [Conference]Umeda Campus, Osaka Institute of Technology
 3rd Floor Josho Hall
[Reception]Umeda Campus, Osaka Institute of Technology
 21st Floor Ristorante Sho
 →Access map (in Japanese)
Application Please use online applicaiton form.
Deadline for Application December 13 (Wed)
Participation fee Free (Conference) / 4,000 yen (Reception)


* For detailed information, please see the program information(in Japanese).

** Simultaneous interpretation services from Japanese to English are available.

Keynote Speech Mr. Kozo Oikawa
Executive Counselor, Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, Tokyo, Japan
Session 1 Innovations in Japan

Mr. Takaaki Masuda, General Manager
Operations Management Development Dept., TPS Promotion Center, Toyota Motor Cooperation, Toyota, Japan

Mr. Hideki Kobayashi
TOTO Ltd., Japan

Session 2 Experiences of Academic-Industry Collaboration Mr. Takafumi Yamamoto
President and Representative Director, TODAI TLO, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Session 3 Investment in Start-ups and early-stage ventures generated by University’s researchers Mr. Ryosuke Gonotsubo
Kyoto University Innovation Capital Co., Ltd. (KYOTO-iCAP), Kyoto, Japan
Session 4 Venture Business originated from University Mr. Kazuhide Sekiyama
Director and Representative Executive Officer, Spiber Inc. Tsuruoka, Japan
Session 5 Experience and Efforts of OIT Mr. Masatoshi Kotera
Vice President, OIT, Osaka, Japan
Session 6 Innovations and Academic-Industry Collaboration Mr. Schumpeter Tamada
Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe, Japan
Session 7 Academy-Industry Collaborations in Future Moderator: Ms. Yumiko Hamano
Speaker: All speakers

List of participants from abroad (as of December 4) (PDF)
Application form

When you have submitted your applicaiton, you will get an automatic confirmation e-mail.

* Admission ticket:
The automatic confirmation e-mail will be your admission ticket for the conference. Please show a printout of the email or display the text massage on your smartphone screen at the entrance. Please contact to Secretariat if you do not receive the confirmation e-mail.

** Participants who will attend the Reception will be required to pay 4,000 yen as a participation fee at the entrance.

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