The power of industry-academia ecosystems on innovation


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


Zoom (Registration Required)



Technology Development and Innovation Center (TDIC) celebrates OIST's 10th anniversary with the launch of its first industry affiliates program, the Innovation Network @OIST (INO in-short).  INO is designed for industry partners who are interested in collaborating with OIST and expanding their business network through events.

As the first INO event, TDIC hosts an online panel to discuss how industry can engage better with research institutions and create an innovation ecosystem.  This event is open to everyone.

If you are interested, please register from the link above.  

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Professor Kitano (Integrated Open Systems Unit) is the head of the Systems Biology Institute(SBI), the President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories and a Group Director of the Laboratory for Disease Systems Modeling at RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences.

  • Mr. Jonathan Solomon is the CEO of BiomX, a biotech company located in Israel.  After graduating with an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School, he found ProClara (formerly NeuroPhage), a pharmaceutical startup that develops drugs for Alzheimer's disease and which successfully raised $110 million from investors.  

  • Dr. Kohta Satake, is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of CureApp, a medical startup located in Tokyo.  Founded in 2014, CureApp develops applications for digital healthcare and has won numerous startup awards including being named to the 2020 CB Insights Digital Health 150, a list of most innovative digital health startups.  Dr. Satake holds MD, MPH, and MBA.

  • Mr. Gil Granot-Mayer is the Vice President for Technology Development and Innovation.  Prior to joining OIST in February 2021, he was the CEO of Yeda, the technology commercialization company of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.  He holds a law degree and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.


  • Ms. Lauren Ha is the Associate Vice President for Technology Development and Innovation.  At TDIC, she is in charge of technical development, intellectual properties, coordination between industry and academia, and license agreement.
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