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"NEDO Forum 2016 in Tohoku" Held

August 3, 2016

On August 2, NEDO held the "NEDO Forum 2016 in Tohoku" in Sendai City.

In the opening speech, NEDO Executive Director Atsushi Fukuda greeted attendees by saying that NEDO hopes that this forum can contribute to revitalizing the economy in Tohoku by introducing NEDO's support systems and how local companies and universities can take advantage of them.

At the forum, Nobuhiro Saito, Senior Chief Engineer of Technology Development Division 5 at the Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Automobile R&D Center, delivered a keynote lecture, and project contractors gave lectures on NEDO project case studies. NEDO representatives provided information on NEDO's organizational profile and proposal solicitations, and they were joined by representatives from the Tohoku 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 140 people participated in the forum.

  • photo: Executive Director Atsushi Fukuda  greeting participants
    Executive Director Atsushi Fukuda greeting participants
  • photo: Senior Chief Engineer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Automobile R&D Center Nobuhiro Saito delivering the keynote lecture
    Senior Chief Engineer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Automobile R&D Center Nobuhiro Saito delivering the keynote lecture
  • photo: Presentation space
    Presentation space
  • photo: The individual consultation venue
    The individual consultation venue