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Commemoration Ceremony of MoU between Keihanna RC and Israel Innovation Authority: Japan-Israel Innovation Forum ーWind of Collaborationー2019/05/23

The Keihanna Research Complex project (Keihanna RC) consists of 45 participating organizations from the industry, academia and government sectors in the Keihanna Science City. Keihanna RC has been promoting its partnership with the start-up nation Israel, aiming to create a global innovation ecosystem. Above all, Keihanna RC partners with the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) to work on business creations based on an open innovation. In January 2019, a memorandum of understandings was signed between Keihanna RC and IIA as a token of this strong partnership, with attendance of Economy, Trade and Industry Ministers of both countries.
Keihanna RC will hold a forum to reflect on future business with Japan and Israel ー the business scale between the two nations is said to multiply by 20 times in 3 years as they can complement each other as business partner ー and to introduce the above-mentioned MoU and a cooperative project, as well as creating new business opportunities and partnerships.

Date / Time Thursday, May 23, 2019 18:30 - 21:00

Medium Banquet Halls “Kiri”, RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka


Greeting from Hosts
・Mr.Masanori Nakagawa, Executive Director, Public Foundation of Kansai Research Institute
・Ms. Noa Asher, Economic Minister, Embassy of Israel
Greeting from Guests
・Mr.Masaaki Nishijo, Director, University-Industry Cooperation and Regional R&D Division,Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education,Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan
・Mr.Yoshihiro Noguchi, Director, Department of Innovation Platform, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Lecture “The Israeli Hi-Tech Ecosystem in a Glance”
Mr. Avi Luvton, Asia Pacific Executive Director, Israel Innovation Authority
Lecture “Co-innovation Activities with Israel in 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
Lecture “Kansai Venture Ecosystem ー Lesson from the Start-up Nation Israel ー “
Mr. Hiroyuki Fukano, Co-Chairpersons, Kansai Keizai Doyukai; and Senior Representative for Business Community Relations, ITOCHU Corporation
Lecture “Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan ー Expectation for Partnership between the Keihanna Science City and Israel ー”
Mr. Manabu Nojima, General Manager, Industrial Affair Department, Kansai Economic Federation
Introduction of Cooperative Project
Introduction of “Experiment to Measure the Effect of Stress Reduction by TOREFARM®” Demonstrated by Toray Construction Co., Ltd., the Elegant Monkeys Ltd., and ATR; and Ceremony for Joint Implementation Agreement
Introduction of Israeli Companies in the Agricultural Technology Field

Note: Simultaneous translation is available


Admission free

Object Anyone who is interested in this event
Due date for application Wednesday, May 22, 2019 17:00
Capacity 100 people

Notes for attendance

Pictures and video will be taken after the event for the purpose of information dissemination. Additionally, media interviews may be conducted.
Please be aware beforehand that pictures and videos of attendees may be used for our PR purposes in the future.

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).

Sponsor etc.

  • Keihanna RC
    Embassy of Israel in Japan (Economic Department)
    Israel Trade Office, West Japan
    The Kansai Israel Business Promotion Consortium (the Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan; the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Kansai Association of Corporate Executives; Kansai Economic Federation; the Japan External Trade Organization Osaka; Japan Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kansai Headquarters; Wakayama Prefectural Government)

  • Business Development Office,
    Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)
  • E-mail:rc-atr@atr.jp