Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

At our next Innovators Society meeting, we will be joined by Dr. Masaru Nagura - General Manager at Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Tokyo.


Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and Beyond Next Ventures cordially invite you to join an information session on OBI-Hub, their recently launched co-investment scheme to catalyze and launch your startup to the world. OBI-Hub leaders from OIST and Beyond Next Ventures will be available for you to ask them anything.


Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

Panelists: Prof Hiroaki Kitano (OIST Professor, President of SONY CSL), Mr. Jonathan Solomon (CEO of BiomX), Dr. Kohta Satake (CEO of CureApp), Mr. Gil Granot-Mayer (Vice President, TDIC)

Moderator: Ms. Lauren Ha (Associate Vice President, TDIC)

Zoom: Registration Required.  Language: EN/JP available.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00

Meet the Innovation Supporters at OIST

Join the staff of the Technology Development & Innovation Center for free coffee and snacks and ask them how OIST can help support innovative ideas, prototyping, starting a business, and more. Come any time between 2 pm-4 pm and bring your coffee cup, mask, and boundless curiosity.


Monday, July 5, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

What inspires people to start their own company? Why do post-docs transition to becoming entrepreneurs? What are the highs, the lows, and how are researchers suited to entrepreneurship? If you are interested in these questions and more, then please come to this panel talk where 3 founders will discuss their thoughts and experiences on starting their own companies.


Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Are you curious about how to develop your technology into a business? Dr. Khaled will talk you through the principles of how you would create a plan to do that. His talk will be tailored to the needs of researchers taking their first steps in this area.


Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00

Magali Soumillon, Co-Founder of Flexomics, will talk about how she has developed a genomic analysis technology, and why she developed it first in an academic and then as an entrepreneur.


Monday, May 31, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

You have a green idea? You want to create impact and scale this idea? You should apply to the EU backed initiative Climate Launchpad. Christian Schmitz, Founder/CEO of PDIE Group will tell us about this exciting program.


Friday, May 28, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00

Fireside chat with Dr. Tadahisa “Hardy” Kagimoto, MD, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Healios K.K., a biotechnology company leading the development of stem cell derived regenerative therapies.


Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

[Postponed: Rescheduled Date to be Annonced]

INNOVATION SEMINAR: Leap Before you Look - Why One Autophagy Researcher Launched a Startup

Professor Tamotsu Yoshimori
Graduate School of Frontier Bioscience/Medicine
Osaka University