Tohoku University 4th International Industry Symposium


December 4th (Tue.), 2012 13:30 - 17:10


Otemachi Sankei Plaza 4F Hall
1-7-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan


150 seats
Representatives of Private Companies, Foreign Embassies, Governmental Organizations, Public Offices, and Universities etc.
The last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake has bought unprecedented damages the region of Tohoku. Since then, Tohoku University has initiated its reconstruction action centered on eight main projects as the leading university located in the region. As part of such initiative, this year’s Symposium will showcase the presentations by the university’s newly-founded International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, and their respective collaborating organizations, and introduce the university’s various activities initiated through its major missions of “Leaping to World-class” and “Leading the Way towards Reconstruction and Regeneration” by utilizing the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake.


13:30 - 13:40 Opening Remarks by Host
Susumu Satomi, President, Tohoku University
13:40 - 13:50 Opening Remarks by Guest
Tomoka Satomi, Director, University-Industry Cooperation and Regional R&D Division, Science & Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
13:50 - 14:20 Keynote Presentation
"Health Innovation in a Post-GEJE Disaster Era: International Cooperation Activities with the World Health Organization"
Alex Ross, Director, WHO Center for Health Development
14:20 - 14:45 International Industry-University Collaboration at Tohoku University
Hiroshi Kazui, Executive Vice President (for Industry-University Collaboration), Tohoku University
14:45 - 15:00 (Intermission)
15:00 - 15:30 Introduction of International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)
Fumihiko Imamura, Professor/Deputy-Director, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
15:30 - 16:00 Presentation by Collaborating Organization
"Building Smarter and Resilient Cities through Collaboration"
Martin Jetter, General Manager, IBM Japan Ltd.
16:00 - 16:10 (Intermission)
16:10 - 16:40 Introduction of Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization
Masayuki Yamamoto, Professor/Executive Director, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University
16:40 - 17:10 Presentation by Collaborating Organization
"Large Scale Biobanking – The UK Biobank Experience"
Kristian Spreckley, Scientific Project Manager, UK Biobank
17:10 Closing
17:30 - 18:45 Networking Meeting (Registration Fee: 3,000 yen)

* Program Details may change without further notice.

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