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Osaka University Symposium -- A New Form of Collaboration for Co-creation

2016-3-2 (Wed) 13:00 -

As shown in phrases such as Open Innovation, Open Community, Open Governance, Open Education, and Open Science, a new style of activity is being sought in a variety of fields in society using the keyword "Open." The 20th century was a historically unique century in terms of economic development, but the 21st century is becoming a century facing various challenges brought on by the uniqueness of the previous century. "Open" seems to be the center of approaches for solving such challenges.

Under such circumstances, universities, the centers of scholarship, are also asked to change. Universities in the 20th century made efforts to pursue the most advanced scholarship and nurture experts responsible for this scholarship. However, universities in the 21st century are being asked not only to create new knowledge, but also to produce value by making use of such knowledge. In this regard, in addition to the role as a knowledge provider, the role as a place producing the circulation of knowledge, that is, the role of mediator, is going to be an important one.

In this OU symposium, we'll discuss our outlook of the future so that universities will take the initiative in producing knowledge in orchestration and co-creating value through the production of knowledge in the hope that this symposium becomes starting point for discussions for new industry-government-university-citizen cooperation.

Since we have reached capacity for this event, we will no longer be accepting applications. We would like to thank everyone for the large number of applications received. (Last update: 8:30 - February 22, 2016)

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Date & Time:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 13:00~17:00
Doors open at 12:30.

Venue:

HINOKI, 2F, Intercontinental Osaka, Tower C, North Wing, Grand Front Osaka, Kita-ku, Osaka

大阪大学シンポジウム会場

A five-minute walk from JR Osaka station, Umeda Station of Subway Midosuji Line, Hankyu Railway, and Hanshin Railway, respectively

Capacity:

300 (first-come, first served)
Attendance is free for this event.

How to apply:

Please apply from the website below starting on Friday, February 5, 2016. Registration ends when 300 participants have registered.

Since we have reached capacity for this event, we will no longer be accepting applications. We would like to thank everyone for the large number of applications received. (Last update: 8:30 - February 22, 2016)

Program

Part 1

  • Keynote speech 1: "Developing Open Innovation from the Production of Knowledge in Orchestration and Co-creation of Value," Shojiro NISHIO, President of Osaka University
  • Keynote speech 2: "Endeavors by Panasonic for Developing Open Innovation," TSUGA Kazuhiro, Representative and President, Panasonic Corporation
  • Report: "Doctors in the Age of Open Innovation and Their Cultivation," Osaka University Cross-Boundary Innovation Program, FUJITA Kikuo, Professor, Program Coordinator

Part 2

Panel discussion: "Creation of Value and the Role of Knowledge in a Time of Openness"
Panelists

  • KAMISHINBARA Towa, Manager, Safety Science Institute, Quality Assurance Division, Suntory Business Expert Limited
  • KAWAHARA Katsumi, Vice President, Technology and Innovation Center, Daikin Industries Ltd.
  • KOMATSU Yosuke, Asuenokibou.com; Staff, Onagawa commerce and industry association
  • NISHIMURA Kazuko, Chief Researcher, Device Research Laboratory, Advanced Research Division, Panasonic Corporation
  • HATTORI Shigeki, Representative, graf Studio; Creative Director
  • YAMAZAKI Goro, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Osaka University Cross-Boundary Innovation Program
  • KOBAYASHI Tadashi, Director and Vice Executive President

M.C.: YAGI Ekou, Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Communication-Design

*The titles of lectures and lecturers are subject to change.


For more information, contact:
Osaka University Symposium Office, Institute for Academic Initiatives Office
Email: sympo2016[at]iai.osaka-u.ac.jp
Please change [at] to @ when using this address.

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