2023/10/6(Fri) 16:00~18:00

Friday, October 6, 16:00 - 2nd "Academic Entrepreneurs Cafe" Call for participants!

GTIE holds a series of events that are open to researchers so that they can feel more familiar with startups as a means of social implementation of research results.

For faculty members, young researchers, and students who are aware of the social implementation of their research, but have difficulty imagining themselves as a person who is challenging a start-up.
And to researchers who are already challenging start-ups
Why don’t you meet directly with researchers who are actually challenging startups and their supporters, and hear about various topics from the unique perspective of those involved in the research?
Meet new Academic Entrepreneurs through interaction with speakers and audience participants!

In this second session, Mr. Shibafuji, who promotes activities to connect researchers and society, will give a message to researchers about the new relationship between research and society connected by crowdfunding.
We will also welcome Mr. Watanabe and Mr. Nakano, who are challenging startups while experiencing connections with supporters and society through research crowdfunding, and they will talk about the background behind their decision to take on this challenge as the people behind the challenge.
They will talk about the background behind their decision to take on this challenge!

Please come and visit us in Tamachi.

Event Details:
[Date & Time ] October 6 (Friday) 16:00-18:00 (doors open at 15:45)
[Venue ] INDEST 2F (Tokyo Tech Tamachi Campus) 1 minute walk from Tamachi Station
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[Target ] Students, young researchers, faculty members, and other professionals who are interested in start-up researchers.
[ Registration ] https://forms.gle/s5ePFdmNZ7B9DuLq6
[ Guest ]

Mr. Takahito Watanabe

Representative Director and CEO, Grilas Corporation, Lecturer, Institute for Bioinnovation, The University of Tokushima
Doctor of Engineering
Biography: After completing the doctoral program at the University of Tokushima in 2013, he worked as a specially-appointed assistant professor at the University of Tokushima’s Center for Collaboration in Agriculture, Technology, and Commerce before assuming his current position. He has been studying crickets since his 4th year at university and started Grilas Inc. in 2019 to make crickets useful to society. He is currently conducting research on the phylogenetic breeding of useful insects, mainly edible crickets, by utilizing genome information and genome editing technology.

Gryllus Inc.

Yuki Nakano

D. Student, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University
Biography: After completing his master’s degree at Hiroshima University in 2013, Yuki Nakano worked for a chemical company for 8 years in R&D, technical sales, and business development in the field of electronic devices and semiconductors. 2020, he entered the Graduate School of Business Strategy, Kwansei Gakuin University, where he received a Master of Business Administration (Professional) / MBA degree. After hearing about his mentor’s research results on “single molecule dielectrics,” he thought, “This will be a technology that will change the world! He will establish Material Gate Corporation in 2023.

To revive “Hinomaru Semiconductors”! Changing the world with the ultimate single molecule memory! | academist (academist-cf.com)

Ryosuke Shibafuji

Representative Director and CEO, Academist, Inc.
Brief history: Doctoral degree from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan. While in graduate school, he felt that laboratories were closed and organized a social gathering for graduate students in various fields. In April 2014, he launched “academist,” a crowdfunding site that enables researchers to obtain research funding by sharing their research ideas. With a vision of “contributing to the creation of a future society by realizing an open academic industry.” The company promotes businesses that connect researchers and individuals, and researchers and corporations, under the vision of “contributing to the creation of a future society by realizing an open academic industry.

Company Profile | Academist Corporation – academist (academist-cf.com)

*Moderator Nao Hosokawa, Ph.D., Project Associate Professor, Innovation Design Organization, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Biography: After completing the doctoral course at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Nao Hosokawa worked for a private company operating clinical testing and medical-related service businesses. In 2021, he obtained a Master of Technology Management (Professional) / MOT degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, and joined Tokyo Tech in January 2023.

[Agenda ]
Part 1: Guest talk and panel discussion 16:00-17:00
Part 2: Opinion exchange with participants at the venue 17:00-18:00

(Reference) Report on the first meeting

Organizer: GTIE

Administrative cooperation: Academist Corporation – academist (academist-cf.com)