Innovation Hubs for Technology & Life Science

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Join industry leaders from Tokyo and San Diego for a symposium presented by the University of California San Diego. Learn about next-generation advancements in areas such as robotics, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles. Find out how San Diego is fostering an innovation economy through research, collaboration and entrepreneurism. San Diego is a leading U.S. hub for technology and life science innovation, and is seeking to increase our strong partnerships with Japan. Following the symposium, local industry professionals are invited to join a San Diego delegation of 45 business and academic leaders for a networking reception to learn about the ways research is being supported and commercialized around the world. For more information and registration, please access the following web sites. Seats are limited.

Date and Time

November 12th, Monday, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:30 (Registration 1:30); Reception 5:30 pm - 7:30


Nihonbashi Life Science Building (Conference room at 9th floor and 2nd floor)

REGISTRATION (Symposium & Panel Discussion)

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※To join the net-working reception, please register using the following URL mentioned at the registration column. 


Time Contents
Symposium:San Diego Engineering Research for the Public Good
1:30 Registration and Networking
2:00-2:05 Opening- Miwako Waga, Director of International Outreach, Office of Research Affairs, UC San Diego
2:05-2:15 Special Remarks - Henry Nordhoff, Chairman & CEO, Banyan Biosciences, Inc.
2:15-2:30 Albert Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego - "Collaboratories for the Digital Future and the Systems Engineering Approach"
2:30-2:50 Susie Armstrong, SVP Engineering, Qualcomm -5G Key to the Future
2:50-3:10 Todd Hylton, Executive Director, Contextual Robotics Institute, UC San Diego - "Smart Mobility Systems - Research and Vision for the Future"
3:10-3:30 Aaron Elkins, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Management Information Systems and Director of Artificial Intelligence Lab, San Diego State University - "TBD"
3:30-3:50 Rajesh Gupta, Director, Halicioglu Data Science Institute, UC San Diego - "Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute: Connecting the dots for a better science, society and living"
3:50-4:00 Break
Panel Discussion: San Diego's Innovation Economy - Research, Entrepreneurship, and Collaboration
4:00-4:05 Welcome Remarks - Hiroshi Saigusa, Secretary General, LINK-J
4:05-4:20 Mary Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Programs and Dean of University Extension, UC San Diego - "Introduction to the Panel Discussion - The Evolution of San Diego's Innovation Economy"
4:20-5:30 Panel Discussion

Emcee: Mary Walshok
Nikia Clarke, Vice President of San Diego Economic Development Corporation (EDC) & Executive Director of World Trade Center San Diego (WTCSD)
Kan Suzuki, Professor, The University of Tokyo
Al Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego
Mark Merrifield, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego (INVITED)
5:30 Registration and Networking
6:00-6:20 Remarks

Hiroshi Saigusa, Secretary General, LINK-J
Congressman Scott Peters, CA-52
Albert Pisano, UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering
Dan Kagan,
Mark Cafferty, Dean, San Diego Regional EDC
6:20-7:30 Networking

Participation fee



Sponsership : UC San Diego, World Trade Center, LINK-J

Contact 【Life Science Innovation Network Japan, Inc. (LINK-J)】