February 10, 2014

International Workshop on Science Sources of Innovation 2014.3.17



International Workshop on Science Sources of Innovation

Date and time: March 17th (Monday), 2014,  from 10:30 to 17:45

Venue: National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)
Main Conference Room (16B)
    Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
    16th Floor, Central Government Building No.7 East Wing
    3-2-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013

Jointly Organized by Hitotsubashi University (Institute of Innovation Research), NISTEP (National Institute of Science and Technology Policy) and RIETI (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Objective:
This research workshop focuses on the process of science based innovation as well as policies for promoting the synergy between the two. It invites a leading scholar on Innovation Economics, Professor Adam Jaffe, who is also currently the head of the Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. This research workshop first invites Dr. Jaffe to deliver a keynote speech on the “Capitalizing science for innovations: policy issues and research agenda” (provisional) in the morning session. In the afternoon, there will be two sessions presenting the outcomes of three ongoing collaborative research projects on innovation process at Hitotsubashi University, NISTEP and RIETI: (1) Science sources of industrial innovations: evidence from corporate inventions and drugs launched in Japan, (2) Bridging science to innovations (evidence from science projects, and university and industry co-inventions). The presentations will be followed by discussions by academic scholars and policy makers, for identifying the potential policy lessons and the remaining research agenda.

Provisional Program:
10:30 Opening remark: Atsushi Nakajima, Chairman, RIETI

Chair: Yuko Harayama, Council for Science and Technology Policy
10:35 Keynote speech “Capitalizing science for innovations: policy issues and research agenda”
Adam Jaffe, Head of the Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Professor of Brandeis University and NBER Research Associate
Comments: Reiko Aoki, Hitotsubashi University and RIETI

13:30 Session 1: Science sources of industrial innovations
Chair: Jun Suzuki, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
(1) “Science sources of corporate inventions in Japan: Evidence from inventor survey”
Isamu Yamauchi, RIETI
(2) “ Science intensity of drugs launched in Japan and their performance”
Junichi Nishimura, Gakushuin University

15:00 Coffee break

15:30 Session 2: Bridging Science to innovations
Chair: Adam Jaffe, Head of the Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Professor of Brandeis University and NBER Research Associate
(1) “Sources and impacts of the research at Pasture quadrant”
Masatsura Igami, NISTEP
(2) “Making university and industry collaboration:sources of seeds, needs and their matching”
Sadao Nagaoka, Hitotsubashi University/RIETI/NISTEP
(3) “Funding and commercialization mechanism of joint research ”
Shinichi Akaike, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
Mitsuaki Hosono, NISTEP

17:45 Closing remark:  Yuji Sakakibara, Director General, NISTEP