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EAJ/SRI Breakthrough Innovation Symposium

Date: 28.01.2014

Date: January 28 (Tue), 2014


Venue: Sanjo Kaikan, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo


Sponsor: Engineering Academy of Japan, SRI International


Support: Cabinet Office, MEXT, METI, JST, NEDO (TBC)


Title: Japan-U.S. Collaboration for Breakthrough Innovation



MC:  Mr. Yoshio Matsumi, Advisory Member, ITOCHU Corporation

13:00 Opening and welcome remarks, Dr. Tomonori Matsuo, Director, Engineering Academy of Japan

13:15  Guest speech, “ Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy in Japan “, Dr. Masuo Aizawa, Counselor to President of Japan Science and Technology Agency  

13:35  Keynote speech and presentation “ SRI, Breakthrough Innovation,

 and DARPA model”, Mr. Stephen Ciesinski, Vice President, SRI International

14:35  Coffee break (long break for networking)

15:05  Panel discussions on breakthrough innovation in Japan and the U.S.,

Facilitator: Mr. Tateo Arimoto, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Director General, Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Panelists: Mr. Stephen Ciesinski, Vice President, SRI, Dr. Ichiro Sakata, Professor, University of Tokyo, Mr. Yoshiaki Tojo, Director General, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Dr. Kunio Torii, Chief Executive Officer, Torii Nutrient-StASIS Institute, Inc.

16:30  Networking reception

18:00 Closing 

* Symposium will be conducted in English without translation.

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