Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 12:15 to 14:00

Miklós Gyalai-Korpos a 'Plastic Pirate' is coming to OIST to present a short documentary on reducing plastic pollution and give a seminar to OIST and members of the public. 

Bring your friends (and your lunch) along and enjoy this rare oppertunity


Monday, August 19, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

OIST members and the local Okinawan community are invited to a lecture on The Art of Storytelling Through Hula and performances by three local Okinawan Hula studios.

Speaker: Manaiakalani Kalua 

Performances by: Kalehua Hula Studio, Kailua Hula Studio, and Hālau Hula Uʻi Hula Studio

Monday, August 19th at 7pm in the OIST auditorium. The event will be translated from English to Japanese.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

Speaker: Prof. Rivasseau, University Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, is a theoretical physicist, specialist of quantum field theory and quantum gravity. He is the president of the Association for the Promotion of Science in Africa which he founded in 2008.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:00

Speaker: Prof. Tim Yeh from Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Texas at Austin, USA


Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

During this session, educators can learn more about how to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQI+ students and their families.  After the lecture, there will be an optional networking lunch. 

This event is free and open to the community.  Please register at the link below to reserve your seat.




Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:30 to 12:00

Speaker: Dr. Makoto Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, the University of the Ryukyus, and Director of the Okinawa Research Center for Longevity Science


Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 13:30 to 19:00

大学や研究機関において生み出される最新の先端科学技術に基づく技術革新は近年、創薬やバイオテクノロジー、新素材・新エネルギー、ロボット、IoTなどの分野において世界的に急速に注目が高まりつつある。こうした分野は応用にあたって多額の資金や長期にわたる開発期間を要することから収益化が困難とされ、「Deep Tech」と呼ばれている。ボストンやロンドンのような学術機関の集積地においてはベンチャーキャピタルを中心とした独自のDeep Tech起業支援体制を確立させる試みが進展しつつある。



Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 13:30 to 19:00

Disruptive innovations based on cutting-edge research results produced at universities and research institutes are gathering worldwide attention by those who are involved in the areas such as drug discovery, biotech, new materials, renewable energy, robotics and IoT.  These innovations are referred to as “Deep Tech” as they often struggle to find initial funding because of their complex nature and the longer time scale necessary to produce results compared to the other types of startups.  Academic cities such as the areas around Boston and London area are rapidly gathering momentum and interests by venture capitals and startups to establish an innovation ecosystem based on “Deep Tech”.

In this forum the keynote speakers and panelists will discuss the visions, missions and roles of universities, and how hi-tech and cutting-edge scientific research can contribute to the establishment of a Deep Tech innovation ecosystem.


Friday, December 14, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00

In this Innovation Forum hosted talk, Ginkgo Bioworks Associate Head of Metabolic Engineering, Dr. Massimo Merighi, will discuss several case studies of pathways developed by Ginkgo, in particular one involving the engineering of a substrate co-feed in Escherichia coli, including a history of how this design cycle has evolved over time to take advantage of new technological developments.



Monday, October 1, 2018 - 11:00

New Insights on Global Climate Change from Coral Reefs

Prof. Rob Dunbar

Stanford University