On September 5th, our third Deep Tech Meetup took place at dock-Toranomon.
A large audience from various backgrounds including startups, corporate enterprises and researchers met together and exchanged actively their thoughts on this event’s topic, “wellbeing.”
The event started off with the keynote “wellbeing X startup trends” by Mr. Ibuki from Cabinet Office. He explained that extending life expectancy is regarded as one of the most important government’s goals, and he also remarked on Society 5.0 and tech startups.
After Mr. Ibuki’s talk, three deeptech startups, OneSkin technologies, Ourotech and Lily MedTech threw their pitches.
We would like to thank guest speakers, Creww Inc. (our Community Partner) and all attendees for their support.
《Guest Speaker Information》
▼Keynote speech given by
Shinichiro Ibuki, Bureau of Science, Technology and Innovation Cabinet Office
After graduating from Kyoto University School of Government – graduate program for public policy studies, Shinichiro joined New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). He engaged in an initiative to support R&D-oriented startups and the launch of Japan Open Innovation Council. Since July 2017, he has been assigned in Cabinet Office (incumbent) to promote utilization of public procurement for R&D-oriented startups and initiatives to support startups and encourage networking among talents.
▼Deep Tech Startup Session
Carolina Oliveira, CEO
Founder and biotechnology entrepreneur. Carolina earned her biochemistry degree and her Ph.D. in stem cell and tissue engineering. After more than 10 years of developing and researching science in academia, she transformed the basic science into products that will impact the world positively.
In 2016, she moved the location to Silicon Valley and established OneSkin. As a founder of OneSkin, her main goal is to disrupt the aging market finding molecules that are able to reverse (skin) aging with a proved effect on 3D skin models.
Duleek Ranatunga, CEO
Duleek studied Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada and looks to bring nanotechnology into personalized healthcare.
Ourotech is based in Canada and has graduated from the startup accelerator program of Singularity University. Ourotech takes patient tumor samples and determines the best cancer treatment for them.
Shiho Azuma, CEO
Shiho earned her master degree of Aerospace Engineering in the USA. She started her career at JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science and engaged in development of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) apparatus in her former career at JEOL RESONANCE Co. Ltd..
Having lost her mother due to breast cancer in her adolescence, Shiho decided to join University of Tokyo’s Ultrasonic CT Project in 2015, with encouragement from her husband, who is a researcher of medical application of ultrasonic. In 2016, she established Lily MedTech Inc.. She carries out clinical research through collaboration with many clinicians.
Deep Tech Meetup #3 -Wellbeing-
Host：Hello Tomorrow Japan（organized by ：Japan Deep Tech Association）
Community Partner：Creww Inc.
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ーWhat is DEEP TECH MEETUP?ー
One of the important activities, which is organized by Hello Tomorrow Japan.
Deep Tech Meetup gathers deep tech leaders to discuss and learn about deep tech innovations.
It is a place where people can get inspirations and make connections with various people from Deep Tech fields. We organize this event to foster Japanese Deep Tech ecosystem.