【Online Symposium】 University-Based Startup Aggregation in the AI Field – Comparison between Hongo, Tokyo, Japan and Toronto, Canada –
Hongo campus of the University of Tokyo has become the core of a cluster of AI startups in Japan.
Mitsui Fudosan UTokyo Lab relational asset Working-Group will conduct a comparative study of the AI startup cluster in Hongo and Toronto, Canada, which was formed mainly by University of Toronto, and develop a project to find the key to the development of an AI cluster in Hongo.
As a kick-off to the project, we will have a panel discussion on issues for future research development, focusing on a discussion between Professor Yutaka Matsuo, a key figure in Hongo AI research, and Visiting Professor Shane Gu, a young leading AI researcher who studied at University of Toronto.
Introduction by Dr. Toshiya Watanabe, Deputy Director, Institute for Future Initiatives
Prof. Matsuo, Visiting Prof. Shane, Discussion on "Hongo (Toronto) and AI Research" 60 min.
Discussion by Professor Yutaka Matsuo, a leading AI researcher in Japan, and Visiting Professor Shane Gu, who was trained by Professor Hinton.
Business introduction by Mr. Maruyama, Mitsui Fudosan: " Current Status of Startup Ecosystem in Hongo area" 10 min.
Introduction of the current status of the startup ecosystem in Hongo area
Research Presentation "Key Points and Issues of Technology Clustering in the Redevelopment of Toronto" 10 minutes
Introduction of case studies on redevelopment in Toronto.
Panel Discussion "Agglomeration through AI Research and Projects: Application and Hypothesis to Hongo" 40 minutes
Discussion on key success factors for AI research and business in Hongo, based on case studies discussed above
Stakeholders in general, including universities, start-ups, companies, local governments, NPOs, etc., who are practicing the creation of university-originated innovations and start-ups through industry-academia and regional cooperation, etc.
Members of the press
Other people and organizations interested in the accumulation of research and business.
Monday, February 28, 2022
10:00-12:10 (JST UTC+9)
Vice Director, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo
Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives
Executive Director / Executive Vice President
Professor, Department of Technology Management for Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering (Additional Post)
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Google LLC Google Brain, Senior Research Scientist
Professor, Department of Economics and Management, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University