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+June 24: Place-Based Ecosystems: Making Connections between Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Japan Science and Technology Agency (RISTEX)

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Place-Based Ecosystems: Making Connections between Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Venue: 5th Floor, Lecture Room M, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
(7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-8677 Japan)
Languages: English and Japanese./ Free of Charge
Date: Monday, June 24, 2019

Tentative structure
09.30 – 10.00: Coffee/registration
10.00 – 10.15: Welcome; why ecosystem and objectives of the UK-Japan project
10.15 – 10.30: Opening remarks – Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan and the UK
- Griff Jones, British Embassy, Tokyo

10.30 – 12.30 Start-up policy, practices and open innovation - UK & Japan perspectives
Moderator – Nobuhiko Hibara
- Science, Innovation and Start-up policy perspectives - Yoshiaki Ishii, Cabinet Office
- VC perspectives - Kotaro Yamagishi, Keio Innovation Initiative Inc.;
- International business perspectives, Noel Pritchard, Intralink;
- Start-up and open innovation - Ayuko Nakamura, eiicon company;
- Edinburgh Entrepreneurial Ecosystems–Craig Skeldon, Jo Young, University of Edinburgh
- Commentaries and discussions – Kanetaka Maki, Tim Vorley, Ben Spigel

12.30 – 13.40 Lunch
Afternoon presentations will be in Japanese (with simultaneous translation for non-Japanese speakers)

13.40-15.30 Place-based Ecosystems – cases of Japanese of metropolises – Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka
Moderator – Hiro Izushi
- A case of Fukuoka City: Building start-up ecosystem with international linkages - Koichi Matono, Fukuoka Municipal Government
- A case of Tokyo Metropolitan Area: Connecting Tokyo with Foreign Inward Investment –
     Rieko Tagawa, Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan
- A case of Osaka Prefecture: Connecting businesses in Osaka - Katsuaki Shimizu, Osaka Prefectural Government Office
- A case of Tokyo Metropolitan Area: Promoting SME Innovation in Tokyo - Moriharu Okano, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
- Commentaries and discussions – Michi Fukushima, Andrew Stevens, Michaela
15.30 – 15.45: Coffee/tea

15.45 – 17.15: Building Ecosystems - evaluating policies and data construction
Moderator – Koichi Sumikura
- Building ecosystems for startups - Rie Suetomi, SME Agency/METI
- Constructing firm level data for innovation and entrepreneurship – Takeo Goto, Teikoku  Data Bank
- Policy evaluation of SME innovation support– Hiroyuki Okamuro, Hitotsubashi 
- Commentaries and discussions – Fumi Kitagawa, Dan Prokop, Cris Gherhes,

17.15 –17.30: Take-aways and ways forward
Registration of Participationhttps://kokucheese.com/event/index/566278/
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This workshop is co-organised by GRIPS and the University of Edinburgh and supported by the JST-RISTEX "Star Scientists and Innovation in Japan" programme.
This event is part of the project funded by the ESRC/AHRC, Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystems in the UK and Japan – Place-based scenarios and options.
Project members:
Japan - Koichi Sumikura (GRIPS); Hiroyuki Okamuro (Hitotsubashi University);
Kanetaka Maki (Waseda University); Michi Fukushima (Tohoku University)
in collaboration with Nobuhiko Hibara (Waseda University) and Masahiro Kotosaka (Keio University).
UK - Fumi Kitagawa & Ben Spigel (University of Edinburgh); Hiro Izushi (Aston University);
Tim Vorley & Chay Brooks &Cristian Gherhes (University of Sheffield); Dan Prokop & Robert Huggins (Cardiff University); Colin Mason & Michaela Hruskova (University of Glasgow); in collaboration with Andrew Stevens (JLGC) and Jonathan Potter (OECD).
For further details, please contact: Fumi Kitagawa, University of Edinburgh Business School: fumi.kitagawa@ed.ac.uk