Tohoku University - RIETI Symposium

Synthesizing Knowledge: How we can best create innovation through industry-academia collaboration


  • Time and Date: 13:00-15:00 (JST), Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • Memo: Online (Live Stream)
  • Hosts: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / Tohoku University
  • Contact: Ms. TAKEKAWA, Conference Section, RIETI
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13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks

URATA Shujiro (Chairman, RIETI)

13:05-13:35 Keynote Speech

IKEUCHI Kenta (Senior Fellow, (Policy Economist), RIETI)

13:35-14:55 Panel Disscussion

Panelists (In no particular order)

KOTANI Motoko (Executive Vice President for Research, Tohoku University)

UCHIDA Wataru (Associate Executive Vice President(for Open Innovation Strategy), Vice Director of Head Office for Enterprise Partnerships, General Creative Manager of Head Office for Open Innovation Strategy and Specially Appointed Professor, Tohoku University)

FUJIMOTO Masahiko (Special Advisor to the President, Director of Regional Innovation Research Center and Professor of Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University)

AKAIKE Shinichi (Senior Fellow, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) / Director of EBPM and Integrated Strategy, Secretariat of Science and Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office (CAO))

IKEUCHI Kenta (Senior Fellow, (Policy Economist), RIETI)


SEKIGUCHI Yoichi (Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator (Research), RIETI)

14:55 Closing Remarks

OHNO Hideo (President, Tohoku University)

*Agenda is subject to change