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.
Today's Teatime will start a few minutes later than usual, but will feature some new faces! Join us at 16:30 in Grano Cafe to greet this year's Admissions Workshop Participants. Chat with potential OISTers over complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks.
Venue: 21st Century Forest gymnasium（Nago 21-Seiki no mori Taikukan）
Language: Japanese only
Learn to summarize and present yourself and your research in a short time.
This seminar is aimed at intern students who are not native speakers of English, but all are welcome to attend.
Language: English. Venue: c600B. No need to register.
Art Exhibition by Graduate School of Formative Arts, Okinawa Prefectural University of the Arts. Admission is free.