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  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][new]

  Event URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/~viji/

  Sponsor URL:   http://fuji.stanford.edu

  Costs:   Free

  Contact:   viji@leland.stanford.edu

Stanford University  *  US-Japan Technology Management Center

                          Megumi Takata
               Representative Director & COO, CASTI,
                       University of Tokyo
                  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:
                Free Admission * Light Refreshments


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.



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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