Strategic Regional Innovation Support Program by MEXT

(For recovery from Tohoku Disaster)

Closing Symposium


Time & Data: 9 February,2017 (Thu) 13:00-17:25

Symposium 13:00-17:25  Venue The Westin Sendai 25F "雅"

Banquet:   17:30-19:00  Venue The Westin Sendai 25F "月"

Sponsor:Next-Generation Automobiles/ Miyagi Area 

Cooperation:Miyagi Industrial Association、Tohoku Economic Federation, Miyagi Organization for Industry Promotion, Organization for Miyagi Car Industry Promotion,Organization for Miyagi Advanced Electronic Machine Industory Promotion, The 77 Bank, Ltd., Sendai City

Participants:Symposium 148 people/ Banquet 94 people


《Enforcement report》

We held a closing symposium at The Westin Sendai as a place of the final report of this project.

On the day, large number of people who cooperated and made great efforts in this project participated in the symposium.

In the symposium, two great lecturers gave presentations for us. The first lecturer was Mr. Yoshinobu Koyama from TOYOTA MOTOR EAST JAPAN, INC. The topic he talked about was the tecnique development of TOYOTA. Then, Prof. Fumihiko Hasegawa, the second lecturer, gave a presentation about efforts for researching the next-generation automobiles in Tohoku University.

After these lectures ended, we moved to the next session, "Project report".

Our project director, Mr. Katsuto Nakatsuka summarized our efforts for this project. Then, three executives reported their efforts which each of them was in charge of. Mr. Toshio Kato reported about "Building knowledge network". Prof. Akira Miyamoto reported "Humanresources development program" and "Sharing of Research Facilities and Machines in the Local Reserch Institutions and the University", then,  Mr. Tsutomu Iwama provided an addtional explanation about the topic of "Sharing of Research Facilities and Machines". He explained it from the Miyagi prefecture's viewpoint.  

After that, we moved to the banquet and had further discussions.






◇Photo Gallery (Symosium)



13:00 Opening address

 Mr. Takao Sakamoto  

President of Intelligent Cosmos Research Institute

Chairman of Next-Generation Autobobiles/ Miyagi Area

13:05 Guest Speech

Mr. Shuichi Sakamoto

Section Chief of University-industry Collaboration and Regional R&D Division,

Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of science and technology 


              Mr. Keiichi Iwase

              Manager of Economic Policy Department, Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry


              Mr. Masahiro Wako

    Vice Governor, Miyagi Prefecture


    Dr. Susumu Satomi

              President of Tohoku University


    Mr. Makoto Kaiwa

               Chairman, Tohoku Economic Federation

13:45 Memorial Lecture

"Technology Development of TOYOTA MOTOR EAST JAPAN"

Mr. Yoshinobu Koyama

Manager of Development Planning Dept., TOYOTA MOTOR EAST JAPAN, INC.


"Efforts about Reserch of Next-Generation Automobiles in Tohoku University

~For Formation of Innovation Eco system~ 

Prof. Fumihiko Hasegawa

Vice Director, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University

15:15 Break

15:30 Project Report


Mr. Katuto Nakatsuka

Project director of Next-Generation Automobiles/ Miyagi area  

"Building Knowledge Network"

Mr. Toshio Kato

Coordinator of regional cooperation, ICR

"Development and Implementation of Human Resource Development Program for Regional Innovation Strategy"

Prof. Akira Miyamoto

New Industry Creation Hatchery Center /Chairman of Research Promotional Committiee


"Sharing of Research Facilities and Machines in the Local Reserch Institutions and the University" 

Prof. Akira Miyamoto

New Industry Creation Hatchery Center / Chairman of Research Promotional Committiee

Mr. Tsutomu Iwama

Manager of Automotive-related Industries Support Dept.,

Industrial Technology Institute, Miyagi Prefectural Government

17:00 Speech 

Mr. Hiroyuki Abe

Executive Adviser, Japan Science and Technology Agency / Chairman of External Evaluation Committee

17:25 Closing address

Mr. Katsuto Nakatsuka

Project director of Next-Generation Automobiles/ Miyagi area  


◇Photo Gallery (Banquet)

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