CNRS – Kyoto University’s Technology and Innovation Showcase

Topics: Events

Tags: France | Japan

    11/10/2019 - 09:30
    Japan, Tokyo
    11/10/2019 - 14:00
    CNRS / Kyoto University

As part of French National Center for Scientific Research’s (CNRS) 80th anniversary, its CEO Prof. Antoine Petit will visit Japan during October 2019. Owing to long collaborative relationship with Kyoto University, CNRS has joined hands with KU & JETRO (Japan External Trade Organisation) to partner and co-organise a “Technology and Innovation Showcase” event in Tokyo on October 11th 2019.

During the event, world leading Japanese companies like HITACHI & HORIBA will demonstrate their successful partnerships with CNRS & KU. The event also offers a great opportunity for highlighting both CNRS’s & KU’s innovation potential while giving a platform to break through researchers and startups to reach a wider audience with their presentations. The event will end with a networking lunch, which will allow participants to exchange ideas for future cooperation.

Registration: Registration to the event is free & based on first come first serve basis. The registration will conclude after receiving first 100 applicants.

 Date : Friday October 11, 2019, 9:30~ 14:00

 Venue : Shin Marunouchi Building – 9th Floor

 Address : 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6509

 Sponsored by : CNRS & Kyoto University

 Co-organized by : JETRO, Japan

 Supported by : Embassy of France in Japan

 Registration URL : https://survey.cnrs-dir.fr/index.php/895434?lang=en

 Any inquiries to : cnrs80ku1897{-at-}gmail.com


9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome address by CNRS Chairman and CEO, Prof. Antoine PETIT & KU SACI, Deputy Director General, Prof. Shunsaku KIMURA

10:15 – 11:15 Session 1: Public-private partnership success stories: 3 talks of 20 minutes each


Dr. Yoshifumi TANIGUCHI, Chief Engineer, Metrology and Analysis Systems Product Division Nano-Technology Solution Business Group, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation


Mr. Seiichiro YOSHIOKA, Chief Manager, Scientific/Semiconductor Segment Strategy Office, Global Business Division, Horiba

3. CNRS – KU – AIR LIQUIDE collaboration

Director & Distinguished Professor Susumu KITAGAWA, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Institute for Advanced Study (KU-IAS), Kyoto University

11:15 – 11:25 Coffee break

11:25 – 12:10 Session 2: Technology promotion: 3 talks of 15 minutes each


Dr. Laure RONDI-REIG, CNRS Research Director, Neurosciences Paris-Seine Laboratory

2. KU – CNRS joint research

Dr Daichi Kohmoto, Junior Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine & Office of SACI, Kyoto University


Mr Osami Kono, Business Development Officer, Kyoto University Innovation Capital

12:10 – 12:50 Session 3: Innovation pitch presentations: 4 talks of 10 mins each

1. Sencet – Spin-off from CNRS

2. TBD (From CNRS associated researchers in Japan)

3. TBD (Startup associated with JETRO )

4. Luxonus – Startup associated with KU-iCAP

12:50 – 13:00 Closing remarks by


2. Embassy of France in Japan

Dr. Jean-Christophe AUFFRAY, Counsellor for Science and Technology

13:00 – 14:00

Networking & lunch along with poster display

Language: The event will be held in English without translation

    Shin Marunouchi Building – 9th Floor