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WPI-iCeMS IMG International Workshop 2012

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Innovation Management Group (IMG)-WPI-iCeMS, Kyoto University 
International Workshop 2012

Life Innovation Management:
International Perspectives on Management and Policy Sciences

1. Background and Objectives

Steady development of biotech industry is a key to realising the promises of next generation pharmaceuticals and innovative medicine. However, in the commercialisation phase, i.e. in industrial applications of research outcomes, Japan appears to lag behind efforts being pursued in the West and in some emerging economies. This trend is attributed to a perceived imbalance, in which discoveries of the seeds of innovation receive greater support than efforts to nurture and grow them.
    This workshop focuses on socio-scientific methodologies to augment existing empirical approaches to innovation management in order to better understand Japan’s strengths and weaknesses in a global context. These methods include econometric analysis, bibliometric and scientific linkage analyses, as well as comparative studies on the formation of industrial clusters domestically and worldwide. By applying these methodologies to innovation management in the life sciences, this project can be expected to contribute to the development of new industries encompassing these fields. Furthermore, by also developing a biotech industrialisation model appropriate to Japan’s business environment, this project will leverage traditions of craftsmanship to explore new products and services, strongly supporting efforts to realise the full potential of new innovations.

2. Outlines

  • Date: May 14th, 2012 (Mon) 13.00 – 17.40 (reception: 17.50 – 19.30)
  • Place: Main Building of WPI-iCeMS, Kyoto University   How to access WPI-iCeMS

3. Programme

12:30 – 13:00 Registration

13.00 – 13.10 Opening remarks

Part I. Biotech Industry and Organisation Theories
Chair: Prof. Naoki Wakabayashi, GSM, Kyoto University

13:10 – 13:40 Lecture 1. Development of Biotech Industry in Denmark (tentative title)
Prof Finn Valentin, Professor of Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Copenhagen Business School

13:40 – 14:10 Lecture 2. Development of Biotech Industry in France (tentative title)
Dr Eric Jolivet, Associate Professor of the IAE (Graduate School of Management, University of Toulouse I, Capitole)

14:10 – 14:40 Lecture 3: Institutional Policy Impacts and Evolution of Industry Academia Alliance 
Networks in a Japanese Biocluster: Longitudinal Analysis of Joint Patent 
Networks in Kansai Bio-technology Clusters
Prof. Naoki Wakabayashi, GSM, Kyoto University
14:40 – 15:10 Discussion 1.
Discussants: Prof. Takashi Asada, WPI-iCeMS, Kyoto University

15:10 – 15:30 Coffee break

Part II. Approaches of Life Innovation Designing
Chair: Dr. Shintaro Sengoku, WPI-iCeMS, Kyoto University

15:30 – 16:00 Lecture 4. National -Trend Analysis in Stem Cell Research through Bibliometric Clustering Approach
Dr. Kenji Watatani, Research Associate of WPI-iCeMS

16:00 – 16:30 Lecture 5. The role of networking functionality and its regional context: An international comparison across regional biomedical clusters
Dr Hawa Issa Munisi, Research Associate of WPI-iCeMS

16:30 – 17:00 Lecture 6. Biotech Innovation Designing in Japan
Dr Shintaro Sengoku, Associate Professor of WPI-iCeMS

17:00 – 17:30 Discussion 2.
Discussants: Dr. Tomohiro Anzai (Visiting Senior Lecturer of WPI-iCeMS, Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Translational Research Initiative, the University of Tokyo)

17:30 – 17:40 Closing remarks

17:50 – 19:30 Reception

4. Registration & Contact

  • Shintaro Sengoku | | +81-75-753-9786/9779

5. Sponsorship

  • Main sponsor: CAO/JSPS Next Program Project (integrative innovation management research, human resources development, and support for commercialization in the stem cell science and technology sphere)
  • Co-sponsor: Innovation Management Group (IMG) of the Institute for Integrative Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS)
  • Cooperation / special aid
    • Graduate School of Management (GSM), Kyoto University
    • NPO Kyoto SMI
    • The Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs (JASVE)