EDGE-NEXT Japan-Europe Entrepreneurship Synergy Days|文部科学省「次世代アントレプレナー育成事業」 A new mindset and discovery of new entrepreneurship under/after COVID-19 pandemic Language: English The event is open to the public and admission free of charge Day 1: Synergy Symposium February. 17th Day 2: Special Seminar I February. 22nd Day 3: Special Seminar II March. 2nd

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OVERVIEW

How are people’s mindsets changing in this drastically chaining society under the COVID-19 pandemic.
Specialists from six countries will overview the changing of people’s mindsets. You will be able to discover the vision of new entrepreneurship under/after COVID-19 by looking at the past, present, and future from five perspectives in below.

The Mindset changing Under/After COVID-19

欧州各国でのコロナの状況や、この危機を乗り越えるアイディアなどについて、
各国で活躍する先生たちや現地の学生らと考えを共有して、世界で活躍する人材になろう!!

Resilience
Learnings from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, 2011.
The rebuilding process of the living environment,hard/soft infrastructure, disaster culture...
Deep-Tech
Phases and lives shapes deep-tech venture. What may or may not change after COVID-19.
DX ( Digital transformation )
Education technologies using digital tools.
Digital government ecosystems by investigating technologies that support digital transformation.
Mobility
The future vision of mobility. How to promote open innovations in mobility under COVID-19.
Manufactory
Speedy design and delivery of new medical devices Development of new supply chains.
Generic lessons on rapid innovation that have been captured from COVID-19 experience.

PROGRAM

Outlook

Day 1 : February 17th (Wed), 2021
Japan-Europe Entrepreneurship Synergy symposium
Session 1 : Invited talks (Manufactory, Deep-Tech, Resilience)
Session 2 : Students group presentations : New opportunities/values to create under/after COVID-19
Day 2 : February 22nd (Mon), 2021
Special Seminar I : Digital society under/after COVID-19
Day 3 : March 2nd (Tue), 2021
Special Seminar II : Mobility evolution under/after COVID-19
  • Day 1 Synergy Symposium
  • Day 2 Special Seminar I
  • Day 3 Special Seminar II
  • Day 1 Synergy Symposium
  • Day 2 Special Seminar I
  • Day 3 Special Seminar II

Day 1 Synergy Symposium

February 17th(Wed), 2021
Japan-Europe Entrepreneurship Synergy symposium

●Theme
Mindset in Manufactory, Deep-tech, and Resilience under/after COVID-19
●Time (JST)
17:30pm - 20:30pm
●Time schedule (JST)
17:30 - 17:40 Opening
17:40 - 19:10
Session 1 : Invited Talks
Talk 1 (Manufactory) :
Engineering and innovation to address COVID challenges : Experiences from the UK
Prof. Tim MINSHALL, Cambridge University, UK.
Talk 2 (Deep-tech) :
The Life Cycle of a Deep tech Venture in Post Covid times ~ Several live… one success?
Prof. Bruno MARTINAUD, Ecole Polytechnique, France.
Talk 3 (Resilience) :
Place of Memory, Place of Recall/Forget
Prof.Masashige MOTOE, Tohoku University, Japan.
19:30 - 20:30
Session 2 : Students group presentations

New opportunities/values to create under/after COVID-19

●Students Group presentations

Students from Japan and Europe will form mixed teams and discuss what new opportunities/values will be able to create in the society under/after COVID-19.

Contents
  • Prior group work from Jan. 25th
  • Group presentation on Feb. 17th

Registration for joining as a team member
Due date: Jan. 17th

参加者募集中!! (申込〆切 1/17)

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Theme

Discuss what new opportunities will be there and what new values we will be able to create in the society after the convergence of CODIV-19 or in the society of coexistence with COVID-19.

What we want to ask students to do

1.Prior Group work for the presentation in the Symposium during Jan. 25th - Feb. 16th.
(Please hold online meetings by each group)

2.Presentation (15 min. including Q&A) in the 2nd session of the Symposium on Feb. 17th.

Presentation theme : Chose one theme from the 5 keywords.

Keywords : Resilience / Deep-tech / Digital transformation (DX) / Mobility / Manufactory,/

Presentation format : Prepare one slide for each point in below (Totally four slides)

1.Past: The situation before COVID-19 pandemic
※For example, studying at university, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activities, and socio-economic environment surrounding you.

2.Present: The situation during COVID-19 pandemic
※For example, what problems and issues have become apparent in university studies, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activities, socio-economic environment surrounding you. For example, advanced online learning has hindered the usual learning and activities. Disparities, divisions, progress, and impacts on various activities are occurring.

3.Analysis on the change in social values and behavior
※Differences in each country and their factors (national sentiment, infrastructure, industrial structure, etc.)

4.Future: The situation after COVID-19 pandemic
※What new opportunities will be there and what new values we will be able to create in the society after the convergence of CODIV-19 or in the society of coexistence with the COVID-19.

Please introduce the summary of discussion at the group presentations session.

Schedule for the group work
Schedule (JST) Students Activities Description
Jan. 25th The first online meeting for meet the team members ・Students will prepare their draft.
・Some faculties will help students for their discussions and preparation.
Feb. 1st The second online meeting to show each group idea
Feb. 8th The third online meeting to present a draft of each group
Feb. 9th -
Feb. 16th
Online meeting with students from Europe universities to brush-up and finalize the presentation. ・Some students from universities in Europe will join to each student team and co-work for finalizing the presentation.
Feb. 17th Day1: Session 2
Group presentation in 15 minutes
(including Q&A)

Close

●Speaker

Manufactory

「Engineering and innovation to address
COVID challenges: Experiences from the UK」
Tim MINSHALL / Prof. Dr

Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation, Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering, Head of the Centre for Technology Management at the IfM; Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.

Tim graduated from Aston University in 1989 with a degree in Engineering. He then worked as a plant engineer, teacher and writer in the Australia and Japan before completing his PhD in innovation management at the University of Cambridge. Following this, he worked as a range of projects to support technology-based startups within the Cambridge innovation ecosystem before returning to the University of Cambridge in 2002 as a lecturer. He became the inaugural Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation and Head of the Institute for Manufacturing in 2017.

Deep-Tech

「The Life Cycle of a Deep tech Venture in
Post Covid times ~ Several lives… one success?」
Bruno MARTINAUD / Prof. Dr

Serial entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship Director at Ecole polytechnique (Paris, France), co-Director of the MS X-HEC Entrepreneur (Paris, France).

Bruno Martinaud is a serial entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship Director at Ecole polytechnique (Paris, France), and co-Director of the MS X-HEC Entrepreneur (Paris, France). He is the author of a track of 3 moocs about entrepreneurship (The DNA of Entrepreneurship, Developing your venture, Launching your venture), available in French and English. He is the author of “Startup - a digest for those who are trying to change the world… and sometimes succeed” (Pearson, May 2017, 3nd edition) “. Bruno Martinaud also teaches at PSL, ENSAE, and in the Pan-european program KIC Climate, and coaches young entrepreneurs and early stage start-up.

Resilience

「Place of Memory, Place of Recall/Forget」
Masashige MOTOE / Prof. Dr

Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Building Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Director, Field Design Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University Professor, School of Project Design, Miyagi University

1966 Born in Toyama Prefecture, Japan.
1993 Dropped out of the Doctoral Program in Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. PhD. He has been in his current position since 2006.
2010 to 2015 Principal of the Sendai School of Design.

Day 2 Special Seminar I

February 22nd(Mon), 2021
Special Seminar I : Digital society under/after COVID-19

●Theme
Mindset in new digital society under/after COVID-19
●Time (JST)
16:00pm - 18:30pm
●Time schedule (JST)
16:00 - 16:05 Opening
16:05 - 17:05
Seminar 1 (DX) :
Trends in Education Technology
Dr Blair STEVENSON, Oulu university of Applied Sciences, Finland.
17:15 - 18:15
Seminar 2 (DX) :
Next Generation Government in Digital Transformation
Dr. Ingrid PAPPEL, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
18:15 - 18:30 Open discussion
●Speaker

DX

「Trends in Education Technology」
Blair STEVENSON / Principal Lecturer

PhD, Principal Lecturer, Lead, Master’s degree in Education Entrepreneurship, Finland

Blair is an educator, researcher and manager with a broad range of experience in the fields of education, culture and entrepreneurship. He is the founder of the Master's degree programme in Education Entrepreneurship (2018-) and Oulu EduLAB (2015-2019): interdisciplinary, curricular EdTech and cultural product design lab.. Starting in 2021, Blair will hold a one-year adjunct professor appointment with the University of Toronto Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies BMO Lab. This position follows an adjunct professorship held between 2017-2020 at the Ryerson University School of Creative Industries in Toronto.
Specific Fields of Research:
- Interdisciplinary Education
- Pre-incubation
- Video Pedagogy
- Independence and Self-regulated Learning

DX

「Next Generation Government in
Digital Transformation」
Ingrid PAPPEL / Assoc.-Prof. Dr

Assoc.-Prof. at Tallin University of Technology (TalTech). Faculty member of the School of IT, head of the Master’s program e-Governance Technologies and Services, Head of the Digi-State Technologies and Architecture research group at Tal Tech.

She has more than 20 years of experience in different development projects related to e-governance solutions. She conducts workshops and courses for public sector officials (customized courses based on organizational needs) which are related to e-governance development and digital transformation. She has been working as a project manager in several state developments connected to the implementation of digital records management systems, such as Document Exchange Center (DEC) and government portal www.eesti.ee. She has also consulted various public agencies with respect to e-service design and development. Ingrid knows everything about the Estonian experience of paperless management implementation. She is convinced that the basis and good foundation for digital transformation is business process re-design by establishing of the electronic document management systems within organizational environment.

Day 3 Special Seminar II

March 2nd(Tue), 2021
Special Seminar II : Mobility evolution under/after COVID-19

●Theme
Mindset in mobility industry and open innovations under/after COVID-19
●Time (JST)
17:00pm - 19:30pm
●Time schedule (JST)
17:00 - 17:05 Opening
17:05 - 18:05
Seminar 1 (Mobility) :
Innovation and resilience through collaboration of science and industry at the example of smart mobility
Prof. Günther SCHUH, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
18:15 - 19:15
Seminar 2 (Mobility) :
TBA
Mr. Markus Uhl, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
19:15 - 19:30 Open discussion
●Speaker

Mobility

Innovation and resilience through collaboration of science and industry at the example of smart mobility
Günther SCHUH / Prof. Dr.

Chair of Production Engineering, Director of the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Next.e.GO Mobile SE.

Günther SCHUH studied mechanical engineering and business studies at RWTH Aachen University. He has been working in research and teaching since 1990. His research focuses on innovation, technology and product management, as well as on factory planning and corporate development. He founded e.GO Mobile AG in 2015, a company that develops and manufactures electric cars. Today, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Next.e.GO Mobile SE. In addition, he is a member of various committees, including the steering group of the Innovation Dialogue.

Mobility

TBA
Markus Uhl

Senior Manager of Product Engineering e-mobility Asia, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation.

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CONTACT

JP-EU ESD Executive Committee :
Stephane Yu Matsushita (Tohoku Univ.),
Hirokazu Moriya (Tohoku Univ.),
Takeshi Kato (Tohoku Univ.),
Yoshiaki Ikenoue (Tohoku univ.),
Tetsuo Kitani (Kyoto Univ.),
Yukiko Nakahara (Kyoto Univ.)

E-mail/Contact e-maill : edge-abroad@grp.tohoku.ac.jp