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4F Main Hall
4F Session Room1
4F Session Room2
3F Session Room3
3F Poster/Booth Exhibition
TECH PLANTER World Communication
From the Leave a Nest has been excavated and training in the 10 countries that this year activities, and gathered a selection of technology-based startup companies. Only, it is the country and and local specific potential challenges difficult to notice is in Japan, for its own technology seeds and business in order to solve it, each will make the presentation. There, large companies, research who is a participant, the town factory, by further fusion of the knowledge of investors, heading an ultra different fields way of thinking, and the purpose of carrying out the knowledge production.
Panel Discussion with Oversea Accelerators
How are we living with chaos of new business creation? Can we tame the chaos? Accelerators around the world will discuss kinds of places necessary for the time to come.
First Cellular Agriculture Conference in Japan
~”Clean Meat” : regenerative medicine to space farming~
Cellular agriculture is the production of agricultural products from cell cultures. One of the most notable cellular agriculture products is clean meat, made or “grown” by culturing animal muscle cells. Clean meat is regarded as one of the solutions to the pressing global food problem.
This conference marks the first in East Asia on the field of cellular agriculture.
One of the keynote speakers is Ms. Erin Kim, the Communications Director at New Harvest. New Harvest is also known for coining the term “cellular agriculture”. Other speakers include a leading figure in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Prof. Shimizu, the head of TWIns lab, and Prof. Obata from Tokyo University of Agriculture, a prominent researcher in agricultural life sciences holding multiple internationally recognized awards.
Real Tech Venture of the Year 2018
Leave a Nest has selected a unique group of startups active in the real-Tech* area. They will present about their businesses during HIC. They are all growth sector** companies and have demonstrated a strong passion to change the world, a novel technology and a powerful team that is able to execute the mission.
* Real-Tech refers to the innovative technology of the R&D type that will contribute to solving the problems of Earth and humanity
** Within three years of inception, the company is considered a Startup Sector company. It is considered within the Growth Sector after the initial three years
Visionary Partner Award Ceremony
“TECH PLANTER” discovers researchers who want to change the world into better place using science and technology, and mentors them from pre-seed to commercialization. We named our corporate partners who resonate with us “visionary company”. In this session, we will be awarding our partners as visionary company.
Applying Management and Technology to Create Organization that last for 100 years
Would the social science or communication technology, which are good at visualizing invisibles, contribute to the world more than ever. Leave a Nest is committed to create working environment suitable for each employee to accumulate their knowledge in collation with communication tech startups. In this session, we welcome Dr. Iriyama from Waseda University, who are the pioneer of management theory, to discuss the future of organization using advanced communication technology and knowledge from social science.
Applying Smart-Agri technology to change Agriculture and Food
Lack of successors, techniques are not been transferred effectively are some of the harassing issues in the area of agriculture. Use of drone technology has been one of the potential solutions. In this session, we invite farmers, representatives from drone company, researchers whose expertise is in the related area. They will discuss about what we need for the drone technology to be adopted by current farmers, how future of the agriculture industry will change with the technology.
Session: Uncovering deep down information of human beings using censoring technology
In this session, we invite researchers in the area of non-invasive bio-sensing technology. Through discussion, we will imagine the world with the technology, and also seek for ideas and collaborators who are interested in working in the field.
Session: Weird Science: Can we not grow out of our childhood weirdness?
At HIC, Leave a Nest Education Research Laboratory will present discussion about how to stay being a “weirdo” in this society. Why we tend to become less different from each other as we grow up? Why grown ups are less creative and intuitive? How can we stay “strange” as professional? We will discuss these questions with anthropological, educational and brain science approaches.
Super factories survival strategy for the SME dark age
2025, more than 60% of Japan's small business owner is more than 70 years of age. This leads to those small businesses to close down although the business may be making profit. Going against this trend, there are super factories who branch out to existing manufacturing business. What kind of strategies they have in their mind? What can they do to again become a center of manufacturing of the world ? In this session, we invite 4 factory owners from Sumida-ku, Ota-ku, Itabashi-ku, Osaka Minato-ku for this discussion.
Beyond Sigmoid curve ~ Let work on the best research
4F Main Hall
4F Session Room1
4F Session Room2
3F Session Room3
3F Poster/Booth Exhibition
Keynote Speech: Artificial Intelligence VS Human Intelligence ~ reverse engineering of brain
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
The University of Tokyo
In graduate school, he engages in experiments in biology field by making a use of the microfabrication technology, including the micro-electrode array for neural activity measurement. Since then, his research interest is not only limited to development of experimental techniques, he also conducts research nerve engineering and neuroscience field in order to examine brain functions.
Leave a Net Grant Award 2018
Leave a Nest research funds intended for young researchers 40-year-old or younger . In 2017, grant themes in areas like regenerative medicine, three-dimensional cell culture, education, data science, entertainment, research expenses, human behavior studies gathered applications. In this session, we invite grant awardees from 2017, and will select the most notable research project.
Symposium: Pouring our treasure from unexplored ocean
In 2017, Leave a Nest and Japan Foundation started collaborative initiatives in the following three areas: next generation education, research & development, and new business development.In this session, we invite academia-based startups and interdisciplinary project teams challenging to create map under-sea geography.
Panel Discussion: How to work, and how to create innovation in knowledge society
Now, gathering "knowledge" has become essential than ever been. This society where having knowledge plays a key role, we call "knowledge society". In this knowledge society, not limiting to "special someone" to have an access to the information, having all people a chance to access, evaluate, and create the information is very important. In order to realize such society, what should we do? Each one of us need to understand the answer to "what is knowledge", how to create knowledge. In this session, we will discuss these questions based on some practical examples from industry and academia.
Let Humanome Research begin
With advancement of medical technology, prevention has become more important than treating diseases. "Post health era" indicates such shift. As we face the dawn of the era, humanome research focuses on understanding human beings by gathering and analyzing all sorts of data regarding human. In this session, we invite researchers from various fields to together discuss using interdisciplinary approach, how our understandings of human beings will change.
How we can train next generation leaders?
In 2020, university entrance examination system will change, and by year 2022, curriculum guidelines set by government will also change. With these drastic changes in the education sector, school environments will also be experiencing big changes. Students will be asked to engage in learning process in more active manner. Research projects to strengthen skills to solve issues with no obvious answers, "active learning", and "project-based" learning are some of the examples. When considering schools to be the place where students train necessary skills for being creative (in a sense that they can find and challenge issues with no obvious answers), there should be may clues there.
Society where Robots are everywhere ~ how we will change and where we will go
In Japan the decline and aging of the working population is advanced, meaning the robot is active in the production sites and living environment has become go size. It is useful in order to widen the road of robot use to understand the hurdles to disseminate than a point and the trial and error of the robot introduction to these sites.
It discusses the hurdles and its beyond the way toward the introduction and dissemination of the robot in this session. In addition, in the robot symbiosis society, has a robot and human is what kind of relationship, also discussion about what will change if humans by the robot.
13:00〜14:20 / 16:20-17:40
Elevator pitch by researchers
We will conduct elevator pitch by researchers. All presenters will have 3 min to appeal their research in front of audience. We hope that this pitch will spark new discussion and idea exchange among all participants.
Presentation by winners from Science Castle (English)
In this session, we will welcome all teams who won Science Castle award from all Science Castle conferences (Tohoku, Kyushu, Kanto, Kansai, Singapore, and Malaysia). This presentation will be done in English. Official conference HP:https://s-castle.com/