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European Innovation Day 2019

31 October 14:00 -18:00 | 10月31日 14時~18時
Delegation of the EU to Japan | 駐日欧州代表部  Access

Event in English with simultaneous translation | 言語:英語(日本語同時通訳)

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What is this event?

This event is jointly organised by the Delegation of the EU to Japan, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, the EU-Japan Tech Transfer Helpdesk and EURAXESS Japan.

It aims to bring together the Japan-based community of innovators, individuals as well as institutions, to help them discover opportunities in and cooperation with Europe through talks by high level representatives from both the European and Japanese side.

 

Event features

This year, the event will have two main focus areas: first, a presentation of the innovation landscapes in the EU and in Japan, as well as the collaborative actions between the EU andJapan; and secondly, a review of opportunities and policies for gender equality in research and innovation.

All sessions will be in English with simultaneous translation to Japanese.

 

Organisers

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote speaker

Ms. Maria Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

 

 

Maria Cristina Russo is the Director for International Cooperation in DG Research and Innovation since July 2013. She is responsible for promoting research and innovation cooperation with international partners in order to: strengthen the EU's scientific excellence and attractiveness; foster its industrial competitiveness; tackle global societal challenges; and support the EU's external policies, including trade, development and enlargement.

From 2010-2013 she served in DG Health and Consumer Affairs as the Head of Unit for "Financial Services and Redress". During 2004-2010 she served within the Secretariat General of the Commission as a Head of Unit, where she was responsible for the units in charge of "Relations with the Council-Coreper I", "Co-decision" and "Strategic Objective Security and Justice".

From 1999-2004 she served as a member of the Cabinet of Philippe Busquin, Commissioner for Research. From 1995-1999, she was a policy officer in the Secretariat General in the unit responsible for "Relations with the Council-Coreper I". She joined the European Commission in 1992 as a policy officer in DG External Relations, dealing with "Relations with the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union".

Maria Cristina studied Political Sciences at the Luiss University of Rome and has a Master's Degree in European Studies and a Research Master's from the College of Bruges.

Women in science and innovation: roundtable

Dr. Yuri Ono, General Manager, Planning and Administration Office, Research and Development Unit, Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc

Established and operates Innovation Network for co-Creating the Future, aims to resolve societal issues through open innovation utilizing cutting edge technologies and creating viable business model, with more than 160 member companies.

Ms. Marie Le Neillon-Quesseveur, Head of Lifecycle Management at Daimler Trucks Asia

Marie Le Neillon-Quesseveur is Head of Lifecycle Management and Strategy at Daimler Trucks Asia, a leading provider of Global transportation solutions. Before her position as director, Marie spent 17 Years in various functions at Daimler in Germany and Japan. After a successful career in Product Engineering for trucks and busses, she now leads the planning and steering of projects incl. Connectivity, eMobility, as well as strategy and new business development. On top, Marie is the mother of two young kids, enjoys to travel and strives to always take up new challenges.

Ms. Yasuko Nagamatsu, Senior Project Leader, R&I Center, Nihon L’Oréal K.K.

Professional career

2019/02-:                Skincare Application Domains, Japan Senior Project Leader in Japan

2016/09-2019/02: Skincare All Category Predevelopment Leader in Japan and Worldwide Daily UV Pole Manager

2013/12-2016/08:  Worldwide Daily UV Pole Manager and Skincare Predevelopment Leader Leave on Products in Japan

2012/02-2013/11:  R&I Applied Research Photo-protection Manager in France

2011/01-2012/01:  Development Junior Manager for International Brand in Japan

2004/12-2010/12:  Development Scientist Skincare for shu uemura and International Brand in Japan

Education

2003-2004:             Researcher of molecular biology at IGBMC (Institute of genetics and Molecular and cellular biology) in Strasbourg France, Intern by Renault Foundation Scholarship

2001-2003:             Master Course, Science on Molecular biology, Kyushu University.

Dr. Takako Kimura, Senior Director, Advanced materials business unit, Air Liquide Japan

 

Takako KIMURA obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry at McMaster University (Canada), and joined R&D of Air Liquide Group.

She assumed different positions in Electronics domain both in R&D and Business within Air Liquide Group including Managing Director of Air Liquide Laboratories (a Corporate R&D Center in Japan), Electronics R&D Program Director of Air Liquide Group, and General Manager of Electronic Division of Air Liquide Japan. Currently, she is Senior Director of Advanced Materials Business Unit of Air Liquide Japan.

Dr. Beate Heissig, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Juntendo University

Prof. Beate Heissig is currently an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Medicine at Juntendo University. From 2013–2019, she held an Associate Professorship at The University of Tokyo. Her primary expertise is protease biology and their role in stem cell biology, cancer, and angiogenesis.

De. Heissig was originally trained in Germany as a physician with an interest in hematology and oncology – that is, blood and cancer cell biology. But after only 8 years as a doctor, Dr. Heissig entered the research track. She then spent 5 years as a postdoctoral fellow and then Assistant Professor at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and then at Cornell University in New York, and then on its faculty working on how blood stem cells and cancer.

In 2003. Dr. Heissig came to Japan to set up a research group funded by the German and Japanese Government. Since then, Dr. Heissig leads an international research group in Japan, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with focus on stem cell biology and cancer.

Dr. Heissig has published over 50 scientific articles including those in high-ranking journals like Nature Medicine, and Cell.

Ms. Yukako Uchinaga, Board Chair, Japan Women’s Innovative Network (J-WIN)

Board Chair, Japan Women’s Innovative Network (J-WIN) 1999, inducted into the U.S. Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame/2002, named Harvard Business School Club of Japan Business Stateswomen of the Year/2006, received the Upward Mobility Award by the U.S. Society for Women Engineers (SWE)/2013, received the Chief Cabinet Secretary’s Award as a Person of Merit in Formation of a Gender-Equal Society, Council for Gender Equality of Japan Prime Minister’s Office .

1971 Graduated from Tokyo University, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

1971 Joined Japan IBM 1995- Held various positions including Director and Senior Managing Director

2007- Served as Director and Executive Vice President, Benesse Corporation

2008- Held various positions at Berlitz International, Inc. including Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, and Honorary Chair

2013- Appointed Representative Director and President of Global Research Institute (GRI)

 

 

 

 

 

 
Registration desk opens at 13:30

14:00 – 14:15 Welcome addresses by organisers

  • Mr. Francesco Fini, Minister, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan

  • Dr. Philippe de Taxis du Poët, General Manager, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, Minister Counsellor, Delegation of the EU to Japan

  • Dr. Gediminas Ramanauskas, First Counsellor, Head of Science, Innovation, Digital, and Other EU Policies, Delegation of the EU to Japan

  • Dr. Matthieu Py, EURAXESS Japan

 

14:15 – 14:30 Keynote speech:

  • Introduction of Horizon Europe and research collaboration between EU and Japan, Ms. Maria Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

 

14:30 – 15:50 The EU-Japan innovation landscape

  • Major developments in 2019 in Japan: 6th S&T Basic Plan, the Moonshot project, new legislation and statistics – Mr. Fumikazu Sato, Councillor for Innovation Promotion; Deputy Director-General for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office

  • Industrial and innovation clusters, and the role and activities of EU-Japan Centre in promoting innovation and industrial cooperation – Dr. Philippe de Taxis du Poët, General Manager of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

  • EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk – Mr. Luca Escoffier

  • EURAXESS role and activities fostering innovation in and with Europe – Dr. Matthieu Py, EURAXESS Japan

 

15:50 – 16:05 Coffee break

 

16:05 – 17:00 Women in science, research and innovation

  • The Japanese perspective – Dr. Miyoko Watanabe, Deputy Executive Director, JST; Vice-President, Science Council of Japan

  • EU policies and instruments to promote gender equality in research & innovation – Dr. Tom Kuczynski, Science, Innovation, Digital, and Other EU Policies, Delegation of the EU to Japan

  • She Figures 2018 – Dr. Matthieu Py, EURAXESS Japan

 

17:00 – 18:00 Roundtable discussion: women in science and innovation

Moderator: Mr. Andrew Howitt, Editor-in-Chief, Eurobiz Japan

Panellists:

  • Dr. Yuri Ono, General Manager, Planning and Administration Office, Research and Development Unit, Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc.

  • Ms. Marie Le Neillon-Quesseveur, Head of Lifecycle Management at Daimler Trucks Asia

  • Ms. Yasuko Nagamatsu, Senior Project Leader, R&I Center, Nihon L’Oréal K.K.

  • Dr. Takako Kimura, Senior Director, Advanced materials business unit, Air Liquide Japan

  • Dr. Beate Heissig, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Juntendo University

  • Ms. Yukako Uchinaga, Board Chair, Japan Women’s Innovative Network (J-WIN)

     

 

18:00 – 18:05 Closing remarks 

  • EU Delegation and EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

 

18:00 – 19:30 Networking reception