Gifu University Industry-Academia Cooperation Fair 2016

On November 4, 2016, the Head Office for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration of the Organization for Research and Community Development hosted the Gifu University Industry-Academia Cooperation Fair 2016 at the university Satellite Campus in front of JR Gifu Station. A total of 107 people attended.

During the fair, the following events were held: "Autumn Special Lecture" co-hosted by the Gifu University Regional Exchange Cooperation Association, research work presentations by young researchers, technical explanations and a panel exhibition on research results being awarded prizes from an academic society.

On November 4, first, Professor Wang Zhigang, Vice President for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration and Mr. Tomohiko Okamoto, Chair of the Gifu University Regional Exchange Cooperation Association delivered opening speeches. Next, in the 1st Section of the "Autumn Special Lecture," Mr. Takashi Inuzuka of Science and Technology Policy Bureau, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) gave a speech entitled, "Towards Promotion of Industry-Government-Academia Partnership," and spoke about the current state of industry-academia cooperation in Japan.

In the 2nd Section, Mr. Tokuji Munetsugu, a founder of Ichibanya Co., Ltd., a curry chain giant, made a speech under the theme, "Real business operation can be translated into a constant success and growth." He talked passionately about his philosophy about business management by citing many of his own experiences.

In the research work presentations, three young researchers gave speeches. The participants were intently listening to their speeches and a lot of questions were raised from the audience.

The Fair 2016 offered people an opportunity to know the university's research activities and achievements. The goal of the fair was to increase the university's contributions to local businesses through matching the needs between the university and businesses by way of communicating its research programs/projects and technology seeds to the public. Gifu University will continue to hold the similar fairs in the years to come.

Mr. Inuzuka making a presentation
Mr. Munetsugu making a presentation
Panel exhibition
Presentation by a researcher
(one participant raising a question)


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