December 20, 2012

Receive the 9th Japanese e-Learning Awards for international contribution ,2012

The e-education project in Institute of Innovation Research, hitotsubashi University receives the 9th Japanese e-Learning Awards for international contribution in 2012 by e-learning awards forum committee and Fuji Sankei Bbusiness i.

Receive The 55th NIKKEI PRIZE for Economic Books, 2012

Professor Yaichi Aoshima and Associate Professor Masaru Karube of the Institute of Innovation Research have received the 55th Nikkei Prize for Economic Books, 2012 for their books. The prize is awarded to outstanding books on economics published during the preceding year.




Reasons for Innovation: Creating Legitimacy for Resource Mobilization (Yuhikaku)

Business Review Vol.60 No.3 WIN. 2012

Vol.60 No.3 WIN. 2012 (In Japanese)




A leading management journal in Japanese,
which builds a bridge between theory and practice.
EDITED BY
Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research
PUBLISHED BY
Toyo Keizai Inc.





Uncovering the Real Potential of Japanese Manufacturing Industry
Takahiro Fujimoto 
"Japan's Manufacturing Sites (Monozukuri Genba): The Darkest Hour before the Dawn?"

Junjiro Shintaku / Kiyohiro Oki
"Import of Industrial Goods and Real Local Procurement in Overseas Production of Japanese Companies"

Kiyohiko Nishimura / Takanobu Nakajima / Kozo Kiyota

"Does the Natural Selection Mechanism Still Work in Severe Recessions? :
Lessons from the Japanese Economy in the 1990s"

Tetsuya Kawahara / Hisamichi Ashida

"Process Investigation Tracing Upstream in Kanebo after the Russo-Japanese War:
Inter-Process “Flow” Concept of Sanji Muto"

Takao Nakazawa
"Growing SME Manufacturers’ Common Perception in East Asia"

Kentaro Nobeoka / Masaru Karube
"Difficulties in Creating Value at Japanese Firms Due to Managerial Complexity"


Ikujiro Nonaka / Mitsuru Kodama / Ayano Hirose
"Dynamic Fractal Organizations for Promoting Knowledge-based Transformation"


●Business Cases
  Takeshi Matsui
  "S&B Foods Inc."

  Hiroyuki Chuma
  "Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation."

●Critical Eyes: Formula Retail Restriction in US
 Taotao Bi-Matsui


●Leaders of MOT(16)

 Guest:  Seiiciro Watanabe
 Interviewed by Kentaro Nobeoka , Yaichi Aoshima


Introduction to Business Economics(3)
 Noriyuki Yanagawa

●The Story of the Accidental Innovations(6)
 Kiyonori Sakakibara

●From My Bookshelf 
 Hideki Yoshihara
 
Yasuo Sugiyama

●Management Forum
 Sir James Dyson(Dyson Limited)
 Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura


Director’s Message


Director's Message:




It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our recently updated website. The Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research was created in 1997 as the first organization in Japan to research innovation from the viewpoint of the social sciences. Since then, the expectations placed on us have grown larger with each passing year, and today we are keenly aware of the importance of our responsibilities.

Contemporary society demands innovation. Financial problems related to corporate management and industrial policy, challenges such as social issues that are rocking the foundations of people’s lives, and environmental problems that could radically affect the very continuation of the earth as we know it, are all problems that will only grow dramatically worse if we continue to do things as we have in years past. Innovation is the process of not remaining content with existing conditions, but rather assimilating new approaches, techniques and ideas to create even greater values society will find useful. Society must produce innovations not only in technologies and products, but in the social mechanisms that underpin the economy and markets as well.

One defining aspect of individuals and organizations is a dislike of change. Overcoming this characteristic enables us to begin to discover significant new value. Innovation therefore requires first and foremost “mechanisms” to create the waves of change.

At the same time, it calls for creating new value that goes beyond what we have seen in the past. A creative “venue” can play a major role in this regard. By studying the mechanisms that create such waves of change, and the best practices of such creative venues, the Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research is helping to invigorate innovation around the world.

To achieve such a major contribution we not only are conducting superior research, but also working to forge mechanisms aimed at establishing a hub of global innovation research in Japan. Above all else, our objective is to play a leading role in the creation of waves of change and creative venues within an open environment. With that goal in mind, our hope is to be able to work in collaboration with many of you who visit our website. We will be pleased if you think to access the institute’s website first whenever you have such an opportunity.
 

Director, Institute of Innovation Research  Nobeoka, Kentaro

December 19, 2012

Business Review Vol.60 No.2 AUT. 2012

Vol.60 No.2 AUT. 2012 (In Japanese)




A leading management journal in Japanese,
which builds a bridge between theory and practice.
EDITED BY
Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research
PUBLISHED BY
Toyo Keizai Inc.






Impact of Open Innovation
Seiichiro Yonekura 
"Logic behind Open Innovation: Technology, Market and Organization"


Akira Takeishi
"Open Innovation: Mechanisms and Challenges for Success"

Hiroshi Shimizu/Yusuke Hoshino
"Open Innovation Management: Exploration for New Combination and Knowledge Management"

Glenn Hoetker
"Using Open Innovation to Leverage Japan’s Strengths"

Kazuhisa Kawai
"Salaried Entrepreneurs and the Internalization of Technology Market: A Case Study on Open Innovation by Osaka Gas "

Yusuke Hoshino
"Development and Industrialization through Collaboration: Case of Dyneema"


●Business Cases
  Takashi Hirao / Yusuke Hoshino
  "AJINOMOTO: the Entry into a BOP Market Targeting for Nutrition Improvement"

  Satoshi Horiguchi
  "A Case Study on the Commercialization of User Innovation: Kamoi Kakoshi "

●Critical Eyes: The Exhausted Support Line
 Koichi Nakagawa

●The Story of the Accidental Innovations(5)
 Kiyonori Sakakibara

●From My Bookshelf 
 Yoko Takeda
 Kosuke Mizukoshi

●Management Forum
 Rob van Leen (DSM )
 Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura



December 18, 2012

Business Review Vol.60 No.1 SUM. 2012

Vol.60 No.1 SUM. 2012 (In Japanese)





A leading management journal in Japanese,
which builds a bridge between theory and practice.
EDITED BY
Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research
PUBLISHED BY
Toyo Keizai Inc.




Where Will Accounting in Japan Head for?
Kunio Ito/Tetsuyuki Kagaya/Tomohiro Suzuki"New Challenges to Accounting Revolution: Beyond the Relevance Lost"
Kazuhiko Toyama"Crisis and Challenges of Corporate Governance in Japan"
Tetsuyuki Kagaya"Has the Convergence to the IFRS Affected Investment Behavior? : International Evidences"
Hajime Yasui/Yoshiyuki Kure"The Sustainable Value Creation Based on the Integrated Reporting"
Yoshinao Kozuma"Mandatory CSR Reporting by Companies: Probable Choice for the Future"
Tomonori Ito"Cross-border M&A by Japanese Companies: 10 Lessons from Japan Tobacco's Experience"
Kenshu Kikuzawa /Ikujiro Nonaka"Economics of Knowledge-based Firms: Efficiency of Middle-Up-Down Management and Hypertext Organization "
●Business Cases
  Tetsuyuki Kagaya/Tomohiro Suzuki
  "OLYMPUS"
 Yasuyuki Hatsumi/Seo Jeong-min
  "PT Komatsu Indonesia "
●Critical Eyes: Auditor Independence
 Hikaru Yamamoto
●Introduction to Business Economics(2)
 Noriyuki Yanagawa
●The Story of the Accidental Innovations(4)
 Kiyonori Sakakibara
●From My Bookshelf 
 Ikuya Sato
 Hisanaga Amikura
●Management Forum
 Yukihiro Sato(Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)
 Interviewed by Tetsuyuki Kagawa




December 11, 2012

magicc Overview


The magicc program is a research project that seeks to address environmental issues, energy problems and economic concerns through the work of “academicians of business and management and scholars of innovation.”
As its name indicates, the project places its emphasis on visiting corporate worksites and conducting research based upon an in-depth understanding of the realities of technology development and enterprise management from a “microeconomics point of view,” a characteristic that sets the program apart from the many other research endeavors that focus on environmental and energy problems.

As a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan currently is grappling with three serious and contradictory problems concerning the environment (reduction of greenhouse gases), energy (stable supply of electric power while eliminating nuclear power plants) and economic stagnation (Japans prolonged sluggish growth). To simultaneously solve these three problems, Japanese firms not only must create new industries related to the environment and new forms of energy, they also must be able to stably create added value in those new industries (see diagram at right).

Many current environment and energy policies have disregarded this point. When viewed as a solution to environmental problems or a solution to energy issues, such policies are difficult to oppose and substantial tax funds are invested. If a scenario in which corporate activities are invigorated, added value is created by firms and economic growth ensues cannot be drawn as a result, however, the effects from investing taxes will be short-lived and limited (and tax funds are likely to be wasted).

One reason conventional environmental and energy policies do not necessarily achieve significant results is thought to be the fact such policies lack an understanding of the realities of actual corporate management, market competition and technology development. In fact, it is not government that will promote the development of environmental and energy industries, it is firms exposed to international competition, and that means working individuals. Without an understanding of the realities of competition, technology trends, managers’ intentions and consumers’ preferences, enacting appropriate policies is impossible.

It is believed that until now, scholars of business have been little involved with environmental and energy policy. Hitotsubashi University has nevertheless launched this project, however, because of its awareness of issues like those described above.

Research Results


Research Project [1]  Research Project on the Knowledge Creation Process in Science and the Creation of Innovation

Nagaoka, Sadao, Masatsura Igami, John P. Walsh and Tomohiro Ijichi, 2011, “Knowledge Creation Process in Science: Key Comparative Findings from the Hitotsubashi-NISTEP-Georgia Tech Scientists’ Survey in Japan and the US,” IIR Working Paper WP#11-09, October 2011

Nagaoka, Sadao, Masatsura Igami, Manabu Eto and Tomohiro Ijichi, “Knowledge Creation Process in Science: Basic Findings from a Large-scale Survey of Researchers in Japan,” IIR Working Paper WP#10-07, November 2010

Nagaoka Sadao, Masatsura Igami, Manabu Eto, Tomohiro Ijichi, 2010, “Knowledge Creation Process in Science: Basic Findings from a Large-scale Survey of Researchers in Japan,” IIR Working Paper WP#10-08



Research Project [4] Collaboration Research Project with NEDO

Nagaoka, Sadao, Manabu Eto, Yusuke Naito and Naotoshi Tsukada, “The Innovation Process in Government Funded Research Consortia in Japan,” Economic Research, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 253-269, July 2011

Aoshima, Yaichi, Kazunari Matsushima and Manabu Eto, “Commercialization of Government Funded R&D: Follow-up Research Survey on NEDO Research Projects,” Frontier of Japanese Business Studies, No. 7, Chap. 7, Hitotsubashi University Center for Japanese Business Studies, ed., Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd., pp. 73-87, March 2011

Matsushima, Kazunari, “Effects of Government Funding on Private Sector Research and Development Activities,” Frontier of Japanese Business Studies, No. 7, Chap. 9, Hitotsubashi University Center for Japanese Business Studies, ed., Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd., pp. 99-111, March 2011

Nagaoka, Sadao, Manabu Eto, Yusuke Naito and Naotoshi Tsukada, “The Innovation Process in Government Funded Research Consortia in Japan,” Economic Research, Vol. 62, No. 3, recent publication (July 2011)

Research Project [5]  Research Project on Competition and Cooperation Processes in the Semiconductor Industry

Chuma, Hiroyuki, “Searching for the Characteristics of R&D Strategies in the Semiconductor Industry: From a Network Analysis Viewpoint,” Economic Research, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 225-240, July 2011.

Chuma, Hiroyuki and Norikazu Hashimoto, “Moore's Law, Increasing Complexity and the Limits of Organization: The Modern Significance of Japanese Chipmakers’ Commodity DRAM Business,” in H. Itami, K. Kusunoki, T. Numagami and A. Takeishi (eds.), Dynamics of Knowledge, Corporate Systems, and Innovation, Springer, (conference volume), pp. 209-245, 2009

Chuma, Hiroyuki, “Searching for Main Causes of Declining International Competitiveness in Scientific Industries: Example of the Semiconductor Industry,” published in Fujita, Masahisa and Sadao Nagaoka, eds., Productivity and Innovation Systems  (2011), Chapter 7, pp. 317-360.

Nakaya, Masao, 2011/03/17, “Analysis of Semiconductor Industry Profitability: Substantive Analysis of Semiconductor Firm Panel Data,” IIR Working Paper  WP#11-03, Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research.

Kameyama, Masaomi, 2010/09/10, “Lithography and the ITRS,” IIR Working Paper WP#10-06, Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research.

Research Project [6]  Biotechnology Sector Innovation Project

Honjo, Yuji, Sadao Nagaoka, Kenta Nakamura and Yumi Shimizu, “Challenges of Growth in Bio Startups: A Look at Tie-ups and the Exchange of Top Representatives,” IIR Working Paper WP#12-01, 2012

Braguinsky Serguey, Yuji Honjo, Sadao Nagaoka, Kenta Nakamura, “Science-Based Business: Knowledge Capital or Entrepreneurial Ability? Theory and Evidence from a Survey of Biotechnology Start-ups” IIR Working Paper WP#10-05, March 2011

Honjo, Yuji, Kenta Nakamura, Sadao Nagaoka and Yumi Shimizu, “Japan’s Bio Startups: Acquisition of Core Technology, Alliances and Challenges to Growth” IIR Working Paper WP#10-03, 2010

Toshiro Takatori, Kenta Nakamura, Sadao Nagaoka and Yuji Honjo, “Structure and Performance of Alliances Among Japanese, U.S. and European Pharmaceuticals Firms, IIR Working Paper WP#09-07, 2009

Honjo, Yuji, Sadao Nagaoka, Kenta Nakamura, Setsuo Morishita and Yumi Shimizu, “Entry and Growth Performance of the Japanese Biotechnology Industry” IIR Working Paper WP#09-06, August 2009

Research Project [7]  Standards etc. in Other Sectors

Fujino, Jinzo and Manabu Eto, (contributing ed.) Business in Standardization (Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9), Hakuto-Shobo Publishing Company (2009/12)
Eto, Manabu, “The Role of Patents Built into Standard,” Annual Bulletin of the Japan Academy of International Business Studies, Vol. 14 (2008/9)
Eto, Manabu, “Business Impacts of Global Standards: Competition Has Changed by the Testing Standards,” Hitotsubashi Business Review, Vol. 57, No. 3, December 2009, pp. 6-19

Eto, Manabu, “Definitions and Functions,” in Donggeun Choi & Byung-Goo Kang eds., Standardization: Fundamentals, Impact, and Business Strategy (APEC SCSC Education Guideline 3) , Chapter 1, June 2010, pp. 3-36

Eto, Manabu: “Lifecycle, Organizations, and Development Procedures,” in Donggeun Choi & Byung-Goo Kang eds., Standardization: Fundamentals, Impact, and Business Strategy (APEC SCSC Education Guideline 3), Chapter 2, July 2010, pp. 37-55

Nagaoka, Sadao and Naotoshi Tsukada, “Standard-making R&D and Standard-using R&D: A First Look at Their Characteristics Based on Inventor Survey,” Hitotsubashi Business Review, Vol. 57 No. 3, December 2009, pp. 50-65

Nagaoka, Sadao, Naotoshi Tsukada and Tomoyuki Shimbo, “The Structure and the Emergence of Essential Patents for Standards: Lessons from Three IT Standards,” in Canter, Uwe, Jean-Luc Gaffard and Lionel Nesta, eds. Schumpeterian Perspectives on Innovation, Competition and Growth, Berlin : Springer, 2008

Surveys


Surveys

Survey on R&D based on Industry-Academia Cooperation (2012)
Research project summary
Survey form Q&A
Survey summary and study results

Survey on the Knowledge Production Process in Science
Research project summary
Survey form Q&A
Survey summary and study results
Survey on the Innovation Process in NEDO Projects
Research project summary
Survey summary and study results

Seminars and Workshops


Workshops and Conferences
Research workshop on “IPRs and standard for innovation: Institutional design”
Date and time: Tuesday, October 16, 2012   9:20-13:00
Venue: International Conference Room, 3rd floor, Faculty Building 3, Hitotsubashi University

Sponsors:
“Science of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program” (Institute of Innovation Research) and “Research Project on evolution of standards” (Institute of Economic Research)

Speakers:
Stuart Graham (Chief Economist of the USPTO), Tamura Yoshiyuki (Professor, Hokkaido University),
Aoki Reiko (Professor, Hitotsubashi University), Tsukada Naotoshi (Researcher, RIETI) and Nagaoka Sadao (Professor, Hitotsubashi University)

Chair: Nagaoka Sadao, Professor, Hitotsubashi University

Remarks: Individuals wishing to participate should submit the following by Thursday, October 11, 2012:
    (1) Name
   (2) Address
      (3) Title (school year if you are a student)
      (4) Contact information


Program for Third Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference 2012.10.13-14

The Third Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference will be held at Seoul National University, Korea on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2012.

Conference Host: Professor Keun Lee, Seoul National University

Keynote and Invited Speakers
Lee Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University
John Cantwell, Rutgers Business School
Jong-Rong Chen, National Central University, Taiwan
Carsten Fink, Chief Economist, WIPO
Stuart Graham, Chief Economist, US Patent & Trademark Office
William Maloney, Lead Economist, World Bank
Sadao Nagaoka, Hitotsubashi University
Mark Schankerman, London School of Economics
Kyung-han Sohn, President, Korea IP Society
Jong-guk Song, President, STEPI
John Walsh, Georgia Institute of Technology
Beth Webster, University of Melbourne
Brian Wright, University of California, Berkeley


Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Workshop (Day 2) “Measuring and Managing the Innovation Process”

Date and time: Saturday, March 17, 2012   9:30-18:40
Venue: Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Faculty Building 3, Hitotsubashi University
Sponsor: Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research

International Workshop “Measuring and Managing the Innovation Process”
Date and time: Friday, March 16, 2012  9:30-18:10 (with simultaneous interpretation)
Venue: Kasumigaseki Knowledge Square
Sponsor: Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research
Co-sponsor: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)
Support: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Japan Bioindustry Association

TCER Conference “Organizational Reform and the Performance of Japanese Firms: An Analysis based on Corporate Panel Data”

Date and time: Friday, March 9, 2012   9:30-18:30
Venue: Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Faculty Building 3, Hitotsubashi University
Sponsors: Tokyo Center for Economic Research and Hitotsubashi University

Japan-U.S. Workshop on the Knowledge Creation Process in Science

Date and time: Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:15-5:50 pm (with simultaneous interpretation)
Venue: Auditorium No. 2, 6F, Former Ministry of Education Office Building, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (3-2-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Sponsors: Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research/Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)
Support: The National Science Foundation (NSF) (United States)

Program for Second Asia - Pacific Innovation Conference
  
  National University of Singapore together with Hitotsubashi University is pleased to host the Second Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference, in collaboration with a consortium of the universities and other academic institutions, the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and RIETI (the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry). The conference will bring together scholars, including doctoral students, working on the economics, management and law of innovation. It will foster an inter-disciplinary exchange of knowledge. Sessions will include contributed papers, keynote presentations and panel discussions.

Local Organizers
Ivan Png, National University of Singapore
Sadao Nagaoka, Hitotsubashi University
Reiko Aoki, Hitotsubashi University
Poh Kam Wong, NUS Business School


-Conference dates: Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4, 2011
-Venue: National University of Singapore
-The conference will be held in English.


Hitotsubashi University & Kwansei Gakuin University
  Osaka Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Date: December 11-12, 2010
Venue: Hankyu Terminal Square 17, Osaka (Umeda), Japan

Workshop on the Knowledge Creation Process in Science

Date and time: Monday, October 4, 2010   1:30PM
Venue: Kasumigaseki Building, 30F (3-2-5, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku)
   Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)Conference room (3026 Conference Room)
Sponsors: Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)

US-Japan Workshop on Scientific Collaboration and Productivity

Date and time: Friday, March 26, 2010  9:15-18:10
Venue: Conference SquareM+ 10F “Middle 2” (Mitsubishi Building, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku)
Sponsors: Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Georgia Institute of Technology
Support:  The National Science Foundation (NSF) (United States)

Industry-Academia Collaboration Workshop
“Innovation Process in Semiconductor/Bio Industries: From the Perspective of Roadmap and Alliance

  Date and time: Wednesday, March 24, 2010  13:00-18:20
  Venue: Conference Square M+ 1F “Success” (Mitsubishi Building, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku)
  Sponsor: Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research
  Co-sponsors: Japan Bioindustry Association, Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Office of Pharmaceutical Industry Research, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
   In cooperation with: The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), Technology Semiconductors t Roadmap Committee of Japan

Industry-Academia Collaboration Workshop on Process and Strategy in Biotechnology Innovation

  Date and time: Tuesday, March 10, 2009   13:00-18:15
  Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills, 49F auditorium
  Sponsor: Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research
  Co-sponsors: Japan Bioindustry Association, Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Office of Pharmaceutical Industry Research, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

Seminars


December 6, 2010  15:30-18:00
Interview on the Development of Actemra
Speaker: Dr. Ohsugi Yoshiyuki (former Department Manager, Primary Medical Promotion Dept., Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.)
 
December 1, 2010  15:00-17:00 (co-sponsored by Innovation Forum)
[1]
“Mobile Platform Strategy in Semiconductors: From Domestic to Global Operations”
Speaker: Ito Satoru (Advisor, Hitachi, Ltd. Research and Development Group / Research Advisor, Tsukuba Innovation Arena Promotion Division, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) / Adjunct Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)
[2]
“Changes in Semiconductor Industry Profitability and Differences among Firms ― An Analysis of 62 Semiconductor Firms ―”
Speaker: Nakaya Masao (Managing Officer, Semiconductor Technology Academic Research Center and Director, New STARC Planning Office / Adjunct Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)
 
November 15, 2010   15:30-17:30
“Development Experience with the Antibody Drug Actemra and its Implications”
Speaker: Dr. Ohsugi Yoshiyuki (former Department Manager, Primary Medical Promotion Dept., Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.)
 
April 28, 2010   10:30-12:00 (co-sponsored by Innovation Forum)
“A Gift from Nature: Statin Invention and Innovation (III)”
Speaker: Dr. Endo Akira
 
March 9, 2010   16:00-17:30 (co-sponsored by Innovation Forum)
“Research Consortium Management: Experience and Future of IMEC”
Speaker: Akihiko Ishitani (IMEC representative in Japan)
 
February 24, 2010   10:30-12:00 (co-sponsored by Innovation Forum)
“A Gift from Nature: Statin Invention and Innovation (II)”
Speaker: Dr. Endo Akira
 
February 9, 2010   13:30-15:30 (co-sponsored by Innovation Forum)
“Innovation based on QR Codes” (tentative)
Speaker: Shibata Akira (DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED)
 
November 4, 2009   16:00-17:30 (co-sponsored by Innovation Forum)
“A Gift from Nature: Statin Invention and Innovation (I)”
Speaker: Dr. Endo Akira
(President, Biopharm Research Laboratories / Visiting Professor, Institute of Innovation Research)
 
November 4, 2009   16:00-17:30 (co-sponsored by Innovation Forum)
“A Gift from Nature: Statin Invention and Innovation (I)”
Speaker: Dr. Endo Akira
(President, Biopharm Research Laboratories / Visiting Professor, Institute of Innovation Research)
 
 
Bio Startup Firm Top Seminar
―Experience from Establishment of a Firm and Bio Startup Firm Growth Issues ―
 
December 6, 2010   10:00-12:30  Hitotsubashi Collaboration Center
“Current Conditions in Biotechnology Venture VC Finance and Future Issues”
Speaker: CanBas CFO Katozumi Makoto
 
June 15, 2010   10:00-13:00   Hitotsubashi Collaboration Center
MEDINET Co., Ltd.
Speaker:  Yoshiji Kimura, President and CEO
 
June 8, 2010   10:00-13:00   Hitotsubashi Collaboration Center
ReqMed Company, Ltd.
Speaker: Tadashi Matsumoto, President & CEO
 
June 7, 2010   12:30-15:30   Hitotsubashi Collaboration Center
REGiMMUNE Corporation
Speaker: Haru Morita, President and CEO
 
May 25, 2010   10:00-13:00   Hitotsubashi Collaboration Center
AnGes MG, Inc.
Speakers: Yamada Ei, President and CEO / Suzuki Fumihiko, Director, Corporate Planning Dept.
 
May 18, 2010   10:00-12:00 Interprotein Corporation Head Office (Osaka)
Interprotein Corporation
Speaker: Hosoda Masato, President and CEO
 
May 18, 2010   14:30-16:30 M’s Science Corporation Head Office (Kobe)
M’s Science Corporation
Speaker:  Shimauchi Akihiko, President & COO

Research Administrators


Research Administrators

Full-time faculty members of the Institute of Innovation Research
 
Visiting Professor
  Dr. Endo Akira
  IIR invited Dr. Endo Akira to join the faculty as a visiting professor in November 2009. Dr. Endo was a pioneer in the discovery and development of a series of new drug groups called statins, which are being taken by over 30 million people around the world each day as an effective medication for dyslipidemia (high blood cholesterol levels), one of the causes of arteriosclerosis and heart disease. For his work, Dr. Endo was awarded The Lasker Medical Research Award, a highly prestigious international honor, in 2008. As a key figure in the research under this program, Dr. Endo is engaged in research in the biotechnology and life sciences sector in cooperation with the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association’s Office of Pharmaceutical Industry Research and the Japan Bioindustry Association. In addition to his research, he is newly participating in the research being conducted by IIR with a focus on researchers. The purpose is to gain implications for the best approach to management, and determine the optimal methodologies for Japan’s system, in sectors where science will play a critical role in the future.
 
Adjunct Professors and Associate Professors
  Igami Masatsura
  Ito Satoru
  Ohsugi Yoshiyuki
  Osada Toshihiko (FY2008 - 2009)
  Kameyama Masaomi (FY2008 - 2009) (FY2012 - present)
  Nakaya Masao
  Tokoro Gensuke
    (In order of Japanese syllabary)
 
Industry-academia-government collaboration researchers
  Yusuke Naito
 
Adjunct researchers
  Ijichi Tomohiro           (Professor, Faculty of Innovation Studies, Seijo University)
  Owan Hideo               (Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)
  Tsuno Katsushige      (Electron Optics Solutions)
  Nakamura Kenta       (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)
  Honjo Yuji                   (Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University)
  Setsuo Morishita       (Japan Bioindustry Association, FY2008)
    (In order of Japanese syllabary)
 
Researchers
  Tsukada Naotoshi (FY2008-2010)
   Nishimura Junichi