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Global Innovation Seminar”The Potetial of Innovation in Mexico – Tech Collboration with Mexican –2019/10/15

It has never been a better time to be a tech entrepreneur in Mexico or collaborate with Mexican tech companies and institutions. Mexico’s performance in innovation has strengthened over the past few years due to steady reforms and government policies. This has led to pro-private investment schemes, encouraging multinationals and local players to view Mexico as a viable hub for emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and cybersecurity. With continued support from the new administration, Mexico can become a pioneer of innovation across Latin America (LATAM) and the globe.

In this seminar, Dr. Christian Penaloza will provide a general overview of the social, technological, and economic factors influencing a culture of innovation in the country and the potential of collaboration with tech companies and research institutes. He was awarded “Distinguished Mexican Citizen” from the Mexican governement as well as “Innovator of the Year 2016 Mexico” from the MIT

Online Available

Date / Time Thursday, November 07, 2019 14:00 - 16:00

Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)
(2-2-2 Hikaridai Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto, 619-0288, Japan)

14:00-14:30 Welcome speech and lecture on “Keihanna Research Complex”
Dr. Hiroyuki Suzuki [Executive Vice President, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR); and Strategic Director and Leader of Innovation Hub Activity, Keihanna RC]
14:30-14:45 Introduction of Keihannna International Internship Program
Ms.Makiko Tatsumi [Manager of International Researchers Support Team, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR); and Manager of Global Coordination, Keihanna RC]
14:30-14:45 Lecture “Mexico Rising as a Global Hub of Innovation and Technology –The Potential of Collaboration with Mexican Tech Companies and Research Institute–”
Dr. Christian Penaloza [Researcher, ATR; and Managing Director, Mirai Innovation Managing Director]
15:15-16:00 Discussion and Neworking with Mexican Students

* This event will be hold in English ONLY.

Speaker Profile

Christian Penaloza, Ph.D.

Dr. Christian Penaloza he is the Managing Director of the emergent technologies research institute “Mirai Innovation” in Osaka and cooperative researcher in the Business Development division of the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR) in Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Penaloza has authored publications in international peer-review conferences in the area of robotics, artificial intelligence and neurotechnologies. In 2016, the MIT Technology Review Magazine recognized Dr. Penaloza with the award “Innovator of the Year 2016 Mexico” a world-class award for young innovators who are at the forefront of technology, giving solutions to global problems. Moreover, due to his professional achievements, contributions to science and technology, and continuous support to Mexican technology industry, in August 2018 the Mexican government awarded Dr. Penaloza with the “Distinguished Mexican Citizen” award.

Christian Penaloza, Ph.D.

Admission free

Object Anyone who is interested in this event
Qualification / Requirement If you attend this event via teleconference, please note the following:
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・Please use the same name that you wrote in the application form when you sign in; otherwise your attendance may not be allowed.
・The audio or visual quality may be affected by your internet environment.
・Please follow the MC's instruction during the event.
Due date for application Wednesday, November 06, 2019 17:00
Capacity Direct visitor: 30 people / Online visitor: 45 people

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Keihanna Research Complex project
Keihanna Research Complex project is an institution which advances the “Promotion program for world-class research & development and verification hub (research-complex)” developed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

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