According to the CEO of Skolkovo Foundation Steve Geiger, 2011 will be remembered as a year when Russia seriously took upon monetization of its technological and intellectual potential.
06.02.2012 Russian Innovation Strategy 2020
New revised strategy for innovative development of Russian economy up to 2020 was published by the Ministry of Economic Development
10.01.2011 India and inclusive innovation
The big push on the importance of inclusive innovation in India is accelerated by the National Innovation Council.
15.07.2010 Innovation and cooperation
The five countries where FinNode Network operates are all hugely important when thinking about innovation in the past, today and in the future.
30.06.2011 Japan rises again
In most parts of Sendai, it is hard to believe that one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded happened off-shore just three months ago.
31.05.2011 Educational solutions from Finland
The high quality of Finnish education has been duly noted around the word. Now the Future Learning Finland project led by Finpro is making the famous Finnish educational competence widely available on international markets. Chalkboards and pointers are things of the past: future learning tools consist of mobile terminals and virtual classrooms.
記者会見にてat Press conference
(From left; Mr. Hikichi of STARTS care service, Mr. Sekido of STARTS CAM, Mr. Korpinen of FWBC, Mr. Pajarinen of Embassy, Mr. Kimura of Trade center)
By Mitsuru Niwano/Tekes Tokyo & FinNode Japan
BioJapan 2011World Business Forum is one of the largest biotechnology events in Asia held every year. The main organizers are Japan Bioindustry Association, Japan Health Sciences Foundation and Japan Biological Informatics Consortium. (http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/biojapan/2011/eng/)
This year, BioJapan 2011, the subtitle of which was "New Bio Growth Strategy by Japan, Boosting Open Innovation & Investment"
was held from 05.10 to 07. 10 in Pacifico Yokohama, facing to Yokohama harbor, approximately 40 min train ride from city center of Tokyo. There were approximately 320 exhibitors around the globe and
the exhibitors from Japan contained major pharmaceutical companies such as Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Astellas Phrma Inc. who were trying to find out potential alliance partners including from foreign countries.
For the seminar part, there were three sessions concerning regenerative medicine and iPS cell study. There also was an introductory presentation of Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine, FIRM. It consists of 26 members aiming to realize the industrialization of regenerative medicine. Professor Yamanaka of Kyot University also introduced the activity of CiRA, Center for iPS cell research and application University.
The number of visitors during the period was approximately 12,000 which is 15 % more comparing to the previous year.