PROGRAMME
Tower Hall
— Main stage —
Thursday, 13 December 2018
ROPPONGI ACADEMYHILLS
8:30 – 9:00

Opening session
Welcome and registration
9:00 – 9:20

Opening remarks
Hello Tomorrow from a Global perspective
Stephanie Divjak– International Hubs Manager, Hello Tomorrow
9:20 – 9:40

Keynote
Building a Deep Tech Ecosystem in Japan
Taizo Son – CEO & Founder, Mistletoe, Inc.
9:40 – 10:00

Keynote
Game-changing manufacturing begins with a sustainable value chain
Kristin Kagetsu – CEO & Founder, Saathi – Grand winner of the 2017 Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge
10:15-11:55

Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge Japan Finals
Finalist pitches:
Aster Co. Ltd. — “Seismic retrofitting of masonry houses with PAINTING”
Azinzo — “Aritificial kidney”
BeCellBar LLC — “Beyond the cell barrier. Tight junction mitigating technology for transdermal drug delivery.”
Empath Inc. — “Emotion AI, which can identify emotion from the voice in real-time regardless of the language.”
eNFC Inc. — “Creating a world of intuitive and magical user experience by electric field type Near Field Communication”
H24E Innova Ltd. — “Multi award-winning Ultra-Short Pulse Laser to split even seawater into hydrogen more efficiently than electrolysis. Onsite hydrogen generation on demand.”
H2L — “Third medium after audio and visual technology – sharing body experience with robots and other humans.”
ListenField — “ListenField’s API Platform democratizes the use of insight and advanced analytic algorithms to make the agricultural industry sustainable and profitable.”
MU Ltd. — “Self-propelled capsule endoscopy to examine digestive cancer without pain”
RANS — “Nondestructively inspect bridges and roads: Enabling Neutron Utilization at the Infrastructure/Manufacturing Spot”

※Pitch 3min + Q&A 4 min for each project

12:00-13:00

Lunch Break
13:00 – 13:15

Exploring the Future of Wellbeing
Keynote
Challenges of aging society and potential impact of Deep Tech
Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa– Professor of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and Science Advisor to the Cabinet of Japan, Advisor of Hello Tomorrow Japan
13:15 – 13:30

Keynote
Reprogramming Biology
Dr. Jun Axup– Scientific Director & Partner, IndieBio
13:30 – 13:45

Keynote
How can we talk about Healthcare when we don’t understand Health and we don’t care.
Dr. Larry Weiss– CEO & Founder, Persona Biome
13:45 – 14:25

Panel Discussion
How can technology of tomorrow shape the future of ageing – considering both ‘Body and Mind’?
Panelist:
Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa– Professor of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and Science Advisor to the Cabinet of Japan, Advisor of Hello Tomorrow Japan
Dr. Jun Axup– Scientific Director & Partner, IndieBio
Dr. Larry Weiss – CEO & Founder, Persona Biome
Dr. Sandeep Raghunathan – Chief of Strategy and Science, PB & B

Moderator:
Hirohisa Taniguchi – Strategic Foresight Manager, Scientific Directorate, L’ORÉAL R&I

14:30 – 14:45

Exploring the Future of Environment
Keynote
Environmental deeptech in the Anthropocene
Dr. Masahiro Sugiyama – Associate Professor, The Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo
14:45 – 15:00

Keynote
Hydrogen for a sustainable Future
Dr. Enass Abo-Hamed– co-founder & CEO, H2GO power Ltd.

15:00 – 15:15

Keynote
Transforming carbon dioxide to stop Climate change
Dr. Stafford W. Sheehan– co-founder & CTO, The Air Company

15:15 – 15:30

Keynote
Building a sustainable world based on clean tech from an entrepreneurial perspective
Yousef Yousef – CEO, LG Sonic

15:40 -16:00

Coffee Break
16:00 -16:15

Exploring the Future of Mobility
Keynote
The Future of Mobility: three Technologies to watch
Mark Bünger – Technology Strategist, Innova- tion Lab
16:15 – 16:30

Keynote
Shaping the Governance framework for Future Mobility and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Shigehiro Muraki – Head of Administration, Leader, Regulatory Reform Team, Center of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan
16:30 – 16:45

Keynote
Self-driving Future of Transportation, a modular Ecosystem
Tommaso Gecchelin – Founder, inventor & CTO, Next Future Transportation inc.
16:45 – 17:40

Panel Discussion / Q&A Session - Mobility
The Future of Mobility and its effect on Cities
Panelist:
Mark Bünger -TechnologyStrategist, Innovation Lab
Shigehiro Muraki – Head of Administration, Leader, Regulatory Reform Team, Center of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan
Tommaso Gecchelin – The founder, inventor & CTO, Next Future Transportation inc.

Moderator:
Tsuguo Nobe – Chief Advanced Service Architect & Director, Intel Corporation

17:50 – 18:20

Japan Finals Award Ceremony & closing session
18:30

Networking party