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■ Industry-Academia Collaboration Workshop on Innovation Process in Semiconductor/    Bio Industries: From the Perspective of Roadmap and Alliance March 24, 2010 at Conference Square M+, Marunouchi, TokyoOrganized by IIRSupported by Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA)Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (Office of Pharmaceutical Industry Research (OPIR))New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)With the assistance ofJapan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, Semiconductor TechnologyRoadmap Committee of Japan (STRJ),Opening AddressSeiichiro Yonekura (IIR)Keynote SpeechChair: Sadao Nagaoka (IIR)“NIH’s Funding Strategy: Current Status and Future Prospects”  Paula Stephan (Georgia State University / NBER) Session I: Roadmap for Semiconductors and Innovation Process of the IndustryChair: Hiroyuki Chuma (IIR)[1] “The Role of International Technology Roadmap of Semiconductor (ITRS): Tracking the History of     ITRS”  Toshihiko Osada (Formerly Fujitsu Microelectronics, Ltd. / IIR)[2] “Lithography and ITRS”  Masaomi Kameyama (Formerly Nikon Corporation / IIR)[3] “ITRS and R&D Collaboration among Business Enterprises and Organizations: From the Case Study   of High-k/Metal Gate Technology”  Hiroyuki ChumaGeneral Comment: Shuzo Fujimura (Tokyo Institute of Technology)Session II: Bio Startups and
■ Workshop on Knowledge Creation Process in Science: Basic Findings   from a Large-scale Survey of Researchers in Japan   Date: October 4, 2010 13:30-17:30Venue: Kasumigaseki Bldg. 10F (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)Organized by:Institute of Innovation Research (IIR), Hitotsubashi UniversityNational Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology  PROGRAM  Opening Remarks: Terutaka Kuwahara, Director General, NISTEP    Part 1: Overview of the Survey  Chair: Makoto Nirei, IIR  [1] "The Survey Method" Masatsura Igami, NISTEP  [2] "Research Management" Sadao Nagaoka, IIR  [3] "Research Team and Funds" Tomohiro Ijichi, Seijo University  [4] "Outputs and Impacts of the Research" Manabu Eto, IIR  Part 2: Implications of Major Findings on Research on Research and on Science Policy  (Panel Discussion)  Chair: Sadao Nagaoka, IIR  Comment:   Reiko Aoki, Hitotsubashi University   Terutaka Kuwahara, NISTEP   Hideo Owan, University of Tokyo   Katsunori Wakabayashi, National Institute for Materials Science
■ International Workshop on PATSTAT and Patent StatisticsJanuary 19, 2010 at 7F Conference Room, Institute of Intellectual Property, Kanda, TokyoOrganized by Institute of Intellectual PropertySupported by IIROpening AddressTateo Takiuchi (Institute of Intellectual Property)Dominique Guellec (OECD Senior Economist)[1] “Guide to the PATSTAT”  James Rollinson (European Patent Office)[2] “Linking of  PATSTAT and IIP Patent Database”  Kazuyuki Motohashi (University of Tokyo)[3] “Evaluating Continuing Applications in the US, Using PATSTAT Database” Naotoshi Tsukada (IIR)[4] “An Econometric Assessment of the Effects of Patent Thickets“  Yoichiro Nishimura (Kanagawa University) and Sadao Nagaoka (IIR)Closing RemarksSadao Nagaoka
■ Industry-Academia Collaboration Workshop on Process and Strategy in Biotechnology  InnovationMarch 10, 2009 at Roppongi Academy Hills 49F, TokyoOrganized by IIRSupported by Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA)Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (Office of Pharmaceutical Industry Research (OPIR))New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)Opening AddressSeiichiro Yonekura (IIR)Session I: Government Support to the Commercialization of Scientific DiscoveryChair: Sadao Nagaoka (IIR)Keynote Speech 1: “Lessons from NIH SBIR Program”  Charles Wessner (US National Academies)  Comment: Katsushi Takehiro (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)Session II: Bio-based Innovation—Issues as Seen from the IndustryChair: Kentaro Nobeoka (IIR)Keynote Speech 2:“Exploiting the Biotechnology for Pharmaceutical Industry in Japan”  Hiroshi Akimoto (University of Tokyo / Kyushu University / JPMA)Keynote Speech 3: “Opportunities and Barriers to Biotechnology Firm Growth in Japan”  Ichiro Nakatomi (NanoCarrier Co., Ltd.)  Comment: Gensuke Tokoro (aRigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)        Yaichi Aoshima (IIR)Session III: Mechanism of Commercialization of Biotechnology—Bio-startups and Alliance (Reportof the findings of joint research)Chair: Hiroyuki Chuma (IIR)(1) “Strategic Alliance as an Alternative Strategy for Bio-ventures”  Seiichiro Yonekura
One-day conference "Post-entry performance of firms: survival, innovation and growth" Date Saturday, January 24, 2009  9:30-18:00Place Sanoshoin hallCo-organizers- Center for Economic Institutions, Hitotsubashi University- Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University,- JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (20243018)  Speakers (alphabetical order): - Luca Grilli (Politechnic of Milan, Italy)- Jolanda Hessels (EIM Business and Policy Research, Netherlands)- Masatoshi Kato (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)- Jose Mata (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)- Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)- Andre van Stel (EIM Business and Policy Research, Netherlands)
AEA International Conference on Patent and Innovation 2008.12.19-20AEA International Conference on Patent and InnovationDate: December 19-20, 2008Conference Venue: Sano-Shoin Hall at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, JapanOrganized and supported by Applied Econometric Association (AEA),Hosted by the Institute of Innovation Research of Hitotsubashi University and RIETISupported by Intellectual Property Association of Japan
■ Summary Conference of the Hiroshi Fujiwara Endowed Chair in Venture FinanceMarch 10, 2008 at Sano-Shoin Hall, Kunitachi, TokyoOpening AddressSeiichiro Yonekura (Professor, IIR)Keynote SpeechHiroshi Fujiwara (President and CEO, Internet Research Institute, Inc.)       “Industrial Revolution and the Role of Entrepreneur”The Achievement of the Hiroshi Fujiwara Endowed Chair in Venture FinanceShuzo Fujiwara (Visiting Professor, IIR)Panel Discussion: Past, Present, and Future of the Japanese Venture FinanceHiroshi FujiwaraHiroshi Uchikoga (CEO, Visionare Corporation)Tomoyasu Oba (President, i's Factory Co., Ltd.)Yoichiro Hirano (President and CEO, Infoteria Corporation)Kazutaka Muraguchi (General Partner, Nippon Technology Venture Partners, Ltd.)Moderator: Shuzo FujimuraClosing RemaksSadao Nagaoka (Director and Professor, IIR)
Workshop on market for technology and digital products Date: September 12th (Wednesday) from 14:00 to 17:30Place:  Seminar Room of the IIR (2nd floor)Program14:00 to 15:15“On the impact of digital music distribution” by Kiho Yoon, Korea UniversityDiscussant:   Sadao Nagaoka15:15 to 16:15“Coalition formation of a standard consortium and a patent pool”by Reiko Aoki, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi UniversityDiscussant: Kiho Yoon16:30 to 17:30“Economic Analysis of Patent Law Exemption for Research on a Patented Innovation”by Sadao Nagaoka, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi UniversityDiscussant: Yoshihito YASAKI
■ International Workshop on Management of Foreign R&D: Experiences and Lessons from Japanese and German Multinationals March 10, 2007 at Hitotsubashi Mercury Tower, Kunicachi, TokyoOrganizers:Roman Bartnik, Mercator School of Management, Duisburg-Essen UniversitySadao Nagaoka, IIRSize and strategic importance of foreign R&D have grown strongly since the 1990s.  Consequently, the coordination of R&D conducted in foreign subsidiaries, choice of knowledge sourcing and foreign R&D collaborations have become increasingly urgent issues to innovative firms in both Japan and Germany. While Japaenese organizations have become famous for efficiently integrating R&D processes across organizational units and hierarchical layers, experiene in managing R&D across country borders is quite limited.  German companies, while being less integrative on the domestic level, have internationalized their R&D earlier and more extensively.  It would thus seem that both parts can learn from each other and this worksop was held hopefully to be a frist step in this direction.Session I Chair: Sadao Nagaoka (IIR)[1] “Strategic Alliances in Global Biotech Pharma Industries”           Dr. Hans Gottinger     
■ IIR Decennial International Symposium on Frontiers of Innovation Research: Towards an       Internationally Competitive Nation March 4-5, 2007 at Hitotsubashi Memorial Hall, Kanda, TokyoOrganized byIIR and Nihon Keizai ShimbunIn collaboration withJosuikai (Hitotsubashi alumni association)This symposium was held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of IIR, aming at learning the lessons on the future strategy for innovation research from the leaders of innovation research, highlighting some research outcomes of IIR and discussing their managerial and policy implications. The symposium was open to the general public of Japan.Day 1: March 4, 2007WelcomeSadao Nagaoka (Director, IIR)Opening AddressTakehiko Sugiyama (President, Hitotsubashi  University)Guest SpeechesKoji Omi (Minister of Finance, Japan)Kakutaro Kitashiro (Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives)Keynote Lecture 1Michael A. Cusumano (Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)       “The Importance of Services Innovation in Software and Other Industries”Session I: The Strengths and Weakness of Japanese Firms: From a Perspective of InnovationProcessPresentationsHiroyuki Chuma (IIR)       “Moore’s Law, Increasing Complexities, and Limits of Organization: Modern Implications