by Jorge Cham
Subject:   Megumi Takata, CASTI (Center for Advanced Science and Technology Incubation, Ltd.); Yutaka Hara, Recruit Co. Ltd., Japan, "University-Industry Tech Transfer in Japan"
Sponsor:   US-Japan Technology Management Center
Date:   Thursday, October 21, 1999
Time:   4:15pm - 5:30pm
Location:   Skilling Engineering Auditorium [look for it in a campus map]
Event URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/~viji/
Sponsor URL:   http://fuji.stanford.edu
Stanford University * US-Japan Technology Management Center Presents Megumi Takata Representative Director & COO, CASTI, University of Tokyo and Yutaka Hara, Recruit Co., Ltd. by videoconference from Tokyo "Emerging University-Industry Technology Transfer in Japan; Current Activities of CASTI and Recruit Co., Ltd." Part of Our Public Lecture Series: TRANSFORMATION OF R & D IN EAST ASIA & JAPAN Free Admission * Light Refreshments ABSTRACT: Technology transfer between academia and industry has been promoted by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry over the past few years as a strategy to revive Japanese universities and industries. Since the enactment of the Technology Transfer Law in August 1998, eight technology licensing organizations have been identified for government support under this law. The government also announced a new policy to enhance technology transfer in order to reinforce industrial competitiveness in June 1999. CASTI, which is a technology licensing organization of the University of Tokyo, was founded in August 1998 in the form of a privately held stock company. Now, CASTI not only functions in a patent licensing capacity, but also supports university-industry liaison activities. Recruit Co., Ltd. is one of the major publishing and information management companies in Japan. The company started two years ago as a project in technology transfer from academia to industry, and was seen as a potential new business in information management. The Technology Licensing Group of Recruit is now one of the most active technology transfer organizations in Japan. SPEAKER BIOS: Megumi TAKATA Megumi Takata is the Representative Director & COO of CASTI, the Center for Advanced Science and Technology Incubation, Ltd. He is a graduate of Kyushu University with a Bachelor's degree in Material Engineering, and a Master's degree in Regional Planning. He worked at Kobe Steel, Ltd. as a researcher and engineer, and also at a consulting firm in Fukuoka as a regional planner. From this work experience, he developed an in depth knowledge of science and technology based regional development, and of university-industry liaison activities. Yutaka HARA Yutaka Hara is a licensing associate in the Technology Licensing Group of Recruit Co., Ltd. He joined Recruit as an applications analyst from the Scientific Systems Division, and has experience in scientific systems marketing, new business planning and consulting. He received a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Engineering from the University of Tokyo, and a Ph. D. in Materials Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Event history: Submitted by barrkat on 18-Oct-1999;
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