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"NEDO Forum 2016 in Hokkaido" Held

July 26, 2016

On July 25, NEDO held the "NEDO Forum 2016 in Hokkaido" in Sapporo City.

The Forum opened with NEDO Executive Director Atsushi Fukuda greeting attendees and saying that by introducing NEDO's support systems and how local companies and universities can utilize them NEDO hopes that this forum can contribute to revitalizing the economy in Hokkaido.

The forum featured a keynote lecture by Dr. Hideyuki Nakashima, Project Professor at the University of Tokyo and President Emeritus of the Future University of Hakodate, and lectures by project contractors introducing NEDO project case studies. NEDO representatives provided information on NEDO's organizational profile and proposal solicitations, and they were joined by representatives from the Hokkaido Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation JAPAN, and the Japanese Standards Association who provided information on their own projects and activities. NEDO also offered individual consultations about NEDO's current project solicitations. Approximately 130 people participated in the forum.

  • photo: Executive Director Atsushi Fukuda greeting participants
    Executive Director Atsushi Fukuda greeting participants
  • photo: Project Professor Dr. Hideyuki Nakashima of the University of Tokyo delivering the keynote lecture
    Project Professor Dr. Hideyuki Nakashima of the University of Tokyo delivering the keynote lecture
  • photo: Presentation space
    Presentation space
  • photo: The individual consultation venue
    The individual consultation venue