Healthcare Venture Conference KYOTO 2016(English)

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Challenge for Healthcare Innovation Eco-system in Kyoto


Healthcare Venture Conference Kyoto (HVC Kyoto) is specialized in very early-stage technology incubation, providing a platform that grows revolutionary inventions in the life science field at Japanese research institutions including Kyoto University, into products that help solve problems in world healthcare. The pre-conference was held at Kyoto Research Park (KRP) on Monday, August 1, 2016. In total 140 people from global and local companies including pharmaceuticals, manufacturers and finances, and academic institutions attended the event. Executive Director of the Kyoto industry-academia-government cooperative organization Mr. Makoto Fujita got it started with his opening remarks, "I would like collaboration between industry, academia, and government to go beyond Kyoto and to see it strengthened inside and outside of Japan, bringing even faster creation of new business from Kyoto to the world."

The pre-conference featured a case study on a successful venture originating from a university outside of Japan, business plan presentations for start-ups originating in Kyoto, and a discussion on generating innovation ecosystems and ventures through collaboration between industry, academia, and government in Kyoto.

2016.8.1(Mon)13:20-17:00 Kyoto Research Park Bld.4 Room1

13:20 - 13:40 Opening Note
Mr. Makoto Fujita, executive director , Kyoto Industryacademia-government Cooperative Organization

Challenge for Healthcare Innovation Eco-System at Kyoto Univ. >>
Tomoyoshi Koyanagi,Ph.D, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

13:40 - 14:00 Startup presentation Pocket Therapist for People with Low Back Pain -Remote Health Consultation Service >>
BackTech Inc.

Startup presentation Development of unique products for regenerative medicine and preventive medicine >>

14:00 - 14:10 Break-10 minutes

14:10 - 14:40 Open Innovation Strategy at Johnson & Johnson >>

Mr. Dong Wu, Asia Pacific Innovation Center, Head, J&J INNOVATION

14:40 - 15:10 Lab Central program >>
Dr. Johannes Fruehauf, Co-Founder & resident

15:10 - 15:40 SPARK - 10 years of Translational Research in Academia. >> 
Prf. Daria Mochly-Rosen, Stanford Univ. School of Med.

15:40 - 16:00 Break-20 minutes

16:00 - 17:00 Panel Discussion--Recommendations for Kyoto from ecosystem pioneers >>
(J&J INNOVATION, Stanford Univ. School, LabCentral)
Moderator: Mr. Steve Iwamura, Special Advisor,The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

17:00 - 17:30 Business card exchanging party

12:00 - 17:30 Poster session Venue:Room2