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Executive Director Watanabe Spoke at "TA CR day"

September 27, 2017

On September 21, 2017, NEDO Executive Director Makoto Watanabe spoke at "TA CR day," held in Prague, the Czech Republic.

"TA CR Day" is an annual conference hosted by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) for lectures and discussions regarding the development and promotion of science and technology in the Czech Republic.

Executive Director Watanabe and Director General of the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) Pekka Soini delivered the keynote lectures. In his speech, Executive Director Watanabe explained NEDO's methodology and successful examples of strategic management of technology developments to the audience.

In addition, Executive Director Watanabe and Director General Soini attended the award ceremony as presenters for First Prize in technology development projects in the Czech Republic this year. Finance Minister of the Czech Republic Ivan Pilny also attended the ceremony.

"The Czech-Japan Technology Cooperation Workshop," hosted by TA CR, CzechInvest and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) with support from NEDO, was also held on September 20. At the workshop, Executive Director Watanabe told the audience that NEDO would like to further strengthen cooperation on mutual exchange of information.

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  • NEDO Executive Director<br /> Makoto Watanabe giving his speech at
    NEDO Executive Director Makoto Watanabe giving his speech
  • NEDO Executive Director Makoto Watanabe and Director General of the TEKES Pekka Soini attending the award ceremony as presenters
    NEDO Executive Director Makoto Watanabe and Director General of the TEKES
    Pekka Soini attending the award ceremony