National University VISICON Seminar just before the deadline 【Welcome all who are interested in VR/AR/MR, AI, startups, and new business planning!

In collaboration with the University of Tokyo, Nikkei Inc. will hold the National University Business Plan Contest (Daigaku Bizicon ). The theme is “ShareX, ” a new form of sharing using advanced technologies such as 5G and other communication networks, AI, IoT, and blockchain. The theme is “ShareX,” in which participants will propose a new form of sharing using advanced technologies such as 5G and other communication networks, AI, IoT and blockchain.

*The University VISICON website is here-> https://www.xsum.jp/dx/contest.html

This time, as a pre-event of University VISICON, we would like to invite undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in VISICON, even if only a little, to a ShareX” event. What is ShareX? How can I come up with an idea that will catch the attention of VISICON? We will provide you with information that will help you participate in the VISCON!

Professor Shigeo Kagami of the University of Tokyo, the organizer of the University VISCON, will also be on stage to talk about the kind of business image they are looking for. You may also be able to hear the secret to passing the University VISICON screening.

In addition, Mr. Hitoshi Tomioka, CEO of Terraigistiance, will take the stage as a representative example of ShareX, a company that uses VR (virtual reality) headsets and controllers to create robots. reality) headset and controller to remotely control a robot, and is changing the way we live our lives. How did he come up with the idea for the development?

~About ShareX~.

ShareX, it is a new concept of sharing. Individuals sending out information on social networking sites. Images uploaded to video-sharing sites. In our daily lives, data that can be shared is scattered in all kinds of places. This vast amount of data is collected, stored on the Internet as a digital twin, and shared in an easy-to-understand form with the right people at the right time using technologies such as VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality). For example, disaster sites. Then, construction, tourism, shopping, security. In every situation, an individual’s experience can be used to solve someone else’s problem. The possibilities for sharing are expanding.

-Date & Time

August 10 (Tuesday), 7:00 p.m. (to be finished at 8:00 p.m.)


Online (Zoom Webinar)

The URL for viewing will be provided at least one hour prior to the start of the session through the registration site (Event Resist).


19:00-19:10 Overview of University VISICON

19:10 – 19:20 What to Expect in a Business Plan (Shigeo Kagami)

19:20 – 19:30 “Terraigence” as a reference for ShareX (Mr. Hitoshi Tomioka)

19:30 – 19:50 Talk session “How to find business opportunities as a university-launched venture

Shigeo Kagami, Hitoshi Tomioka

19:50-20:00 Q&A

(Times are approximate)

-Participation Fee

Free of charge

*Speakers, content, and closing time of the event are subject to change without notice due to unavoidable circumstances.

*Speakers, content and closing time may be subject to change without prior notice.


Shigeo Kagami, Professor and Deputy Director, Industry-Academia Collaboration Promotion Division, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Hitotsubashi University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IMEDE (now IMD), Switzerland, and a Doctor of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University, USA. After working at Boston Consulting Group, he participated in the establishment of Corporate Directions (CDI) as a founding partner in 1986, and served as the lead director and senior vice president and office manager of CDI in the United States. He has 15 years of management consulting experience. After receiving his degree, he became a partner of Heidrick & Struggle, one of the world’s largest executive search firms. He has worked on corporate governance reform of Japanese companies. He became a faculty member of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tokyo in 2002, and was appointed Professor and Director of the Commercialization Department of the University of Tokyo’s Industry-University Collaboration Division in 2004. He has been involved in university-launched ventures, support for student-launched ventures, education for student entrepreneurs, and education for fostering human resources for innovation among researchers. He is the President of the Japan Venture Association, the Representative Director and Chairman of AIESEC Japan, an NPO, and the recipient of the 1st Shuichi Matsuda Award of the Japan Venture Association (2015).

Hitoshi Tomioka Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Terraigistiance, Inc.

Graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business, U.S. (M.B.A., 2014) Joined Mitsubishi Corporation in 2004, where he was in charge of acquiring power assets and setting up and investing in growth company investment funds in Silicon Valley. Established Terraigistiance in January 2005 with the aim of social implementation of Professor Emeritus Akira Tachi’s technology at the University of Tokyo, where he currently works.

Plenary Facilitator Keiko Sugiyama, Nikkei Inc.

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