Harvesting Knowledge and Fostering Innovation in the Global Market
- Workshop with Innovators Marketplace on Engineering Knowledge -

in Japanese(日本語ページ)


Interested participants are advised to send e-mails for application by August 13 (Tuesday), 2013.
Please include:
1. your name and affiliation
2. the date you will attend (23rd, 24th, or both)
3. your interest in attending the banquet (18:30, 23rd Aug: The fee is estimated about 1000 JPY)
to the address,
* The application due above is an extension from the one on the poster

Click HERE to get this programme poster!

Event Outline

We organize a workshop to discuss how we can create and harvest knowledge for realizing robust and resilient environments for living. We basically follow Innovators Marketplace, a process composed of Innovators Market Game and its pre- and post-processes, where creative crossover of ideas will eventually seed academia and industries with practical solutions for essential problems. Students will discuss with attendants of other classes as well as with business people here, and via this hard process, self-acquire skills for thinking and communicating toward innovation.

Here, participants will learn to create active triggers that motivate themselves in real workplaces on sciences and businesses, via the process of steps
(1) think and talk
(2) write and draw
(3) connect and structure
(4) present and act
with intentionally setting the wide topic of realization of robust and resilient environment for living. Proposals to be obtained here will be, in other words, the results of analysis and synthesis of knowledge and data from multiple domains, via the process to externalize and integrate intelligences born and bred in domains and cultures. Join us in the discussion about how to foster innovation and harvest knowledge in the global market, and reinforce your gift - creativity.

Yukio Ohsawa

23 August, 2013 (Friday)

(audience can register from 13:00)
Place:The University of Tokyo, Hongo-Campus, Faculty of Engineering Bldg.2, Room 212
Summary:Profiles and Summary of Keynote Speakers

I. Opening - Hello!!!

Welcome to the Innovators' Marketplace ! 13:30 - 14:00
Yukio Ohsawa, Dr., Professor in Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

II. Keynote Lectures: 14:00 - 16:00

(1) AEC Global Teamwork 3.0:
Remote Collaboration in Mixed Media Mixed Reality Environments
14:00 - 15:00
Renate Fruchter, Dr., Founding Director of the Project Based Learning Laboratory (PBL Lab), Stanford University, USA

(2) Web ?.0 as Space for Innovation 15:10 - 16:00
Wang Hao, Dr., Associate Professor in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

III. Panel Discussion: 16:10 - 17:40

Harvesting Knowledge and Fostering Innovation in the Global Market
- Proposals from Different Parts of the World -
Yukio Ohsawa, The University of Tokyo(Chair)
Renate Fruchter, Stanford University
Wang Hao, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jun Nakamura, Volvo Group APAC Strategy
Sachiko Yoshiyama, IBM Research - Tokyo

18:30 - 21:00 Banquet

24 August, 2013 (Saturday)

Place:The University of Tokyo, Hongo-Campus, Faculty of Engineering Bldg.8, Room 324

IV. Design Thinking Workshop: Training and Gamification

Workshop(I): Training 10:00 - 12:00
Noriyuki Kushiro, Dr., Professor in Kyushu Institute of Technology
Jun Nakamura, Dr., Volvo Group APAC Strategy, and Professor in Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Workshop(II): Innovators Market Game (IMG)
toward creating a Smart City? 13:00 - 15:00
Hao Wang and Yukio Ohsawa, Advisor: Renate Fruchter

V. Discussion: Finding from Innovators Marketplace

Students' short presentations to the public and discussions 15:30 - 17:00

Chair: Yukio Ohsawa, Advisors: Renate Fruchter, and Wang Hao