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Purpose of the Seminar
Japanese companies/ industry to discover Croatian innovative ecosystem which supports open innovation and collaboration with Japanese partners.
Prof. Dragan Primorac, M.D., Ph.D. and Innovation Lighthouse Japan together deliver the following information about:
- Croatia’s environment to drive open innovation / collaboration between the countries in the healthcare domain
- Healthcare startups / bio-ventures in Croatia
- Research potential and innovation history
- Eco-system to incubate innovative startups.

Target Audience
• Major Japanese pharmaceutical companies (domestic and foreign)
• Academia, Japanese spinoffs
• Local Japanese Bio and Medical clusters
• Media

Date and Time

January 18 2022 15:00-16:00 JST


Online Seminar | Zoom platform


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1) Opening Remarks
2) Welcome Message of the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Japan, H.E. Drazen Hrastic
3) Introduction of Innovation Lighthouse Japan, Founder and CEO Ivana Ohbayashi
4) Keynote Lecture: Professor Dragan Primorac, M.D., PhD
5) Panel Discussion and Q&A
6) Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker: Professor Dragan Primorac, M.D., PhD
A physician − a paediatric medical doctor, a forensic expert, a geneticist. A scientist − the first Global Ambassador of Penn State University (founded in 1855), Chair of the International Affairs Committee of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), President of the International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), President of the Croatian Society of Human Genetics, President of the Croatian Society of Personalised Medicine. A visionary and a leader of the introduction of pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine into clinical practice.
He authored two hundred and fifty scientific papers and abstracts. He also authored chapters in 20 books. Prof. Primorac was invited speaker at 120 conferences all around the world. His work was published in most cited journals, including Science and Nature. Prof. Primorac is a former Minister of Science, Education and Sports of The Republic of Croatia. Currently, he holds a position of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the St Catherine Specialty Hospital in Croatia.

Moderator: Ivana Ohbayashi, Founder and CEO, Innovation Lighthouse Japan

Participation fee



Innovation Lighthouse Japan LLC
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