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Value Research Center, Kyoto at the UNGA77 Science Summit

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Prof. Philip Sugai, Director of the Value Research Center (VRC) at Doshisha University, Kyoto will share how he and his research team have integrated and synthesized many of the world's top ESG and sustainability reporting frameworks into The Value Model, a goal-based, objective, and transparent model for measuring stakeholder value at this year's UN General Assembly Science Summit.

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  • Prof. Philip Sugai, Director of the Value Research Center (VRC) at Doshisha University, Kyoto will share how he and his research team have integrated and synthesized many of the world's top ESG and sustainability reporting frameworks into The Value Model, a goal-based, objective, and transparent model for measuring stakeholder value at this year's UN General Assembly Science Summit.
  • The theme of this year's Science Summit is "The Role of Science and Innovation in Attaining the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."
  • The 8th annual Science Summit is being held live in New York and online and it is free to attend.
  • Details of the Valuing Value workshop are here:
    Registration for Science Summit at UNGA77 (free) is here:
    The Value Research Center (VRC) at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan was established in November 2021.

EdTech Unicorn EEO Joins Hands with Peking University -- Redesigning learning experiences for the new digital-forward model of education

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Friday, July 8, 2022

EEO was founded in 2014 with the purpose of building an inclusive and student-centered learning ecosystem through the power of technology.Since 2019, EEO and Peking University joined hands to collaborate on digitizing physical learning environments, constructing specialized archeology classrooms, and adopting hybrid learning methods.

Key Points: 
  • EEO was founded in 2014 with the purpose of building an inclusive and student-centered learning ecosystem through the power of technology.Since 2019, EEO and Peking University joined hands to collaborate on digitizing physical learning environments, constructing specialized archeology classrooms, and adopting hybrid learning methods.
  • It is a nonstop journey for EEO and Peking University to explore how to better motivate students and support educators in experimental teaching strategies.
  • The project of Global Open Courses Program focuses on how hybrid learning gives rise to an enriched learning experience and expands learning communities.
  • Hybrid learning, a method that incorporates hybrid technologies and open educational practices, has witnessed increasing adoption in K12 and higher ed institutions globally.

Repligen Appoints Dr. Konstantin Konstantinov to Board of Directors

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

WALTHAM, Mass., May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) today announced the appointment to its Board of Directors of Konstantin Konstantinov, Ph.D., a life sciences and bioprocessing industry expert.

Key Points: 
  • WALTHAM, Mass., May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN) today announced the appointment to its Board of Directors of Konstantin Konstantinov, Ph.D., a life sciences and bioprocessing industry expert.
  • Dr. Konstantinov has been directly involved in the development and commercialization of multiple biotherapeutic modalities, including monoclonal antibodies, blood factors, gene therapy vectors and exosomes.
  • We are delighted to welcome Dr. Konstantinov to our board, said Karen A. Dawes, Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Repligen.
  • We are thrilled to have Konstantin on our Board as we continue on our journey to transform the bioprocessing industry as an innovation leader.

B dot Medical: Successful Proof of Concept for Ultra-compact Proton Therapy System

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

B dot Medical Inc. and Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University (RCNP) have conducted a Proof of Concept (POC) of the ultra-compact proton therapy system under development and confirmed that the proton beam generated by an accelerator was bent inside the superconducting bending magnet in the system and irradiated to the isocenter (*1).

Key Points: 
  • B dot Medical Inc. and Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University (RCNP) have conducted a Proof of Concept (POC) of the ultra-compact proton therapy system under development and confirmed that the proton beam generated by an accelerator was bent inside the superconducting bending magnet in the system and irradiated to the isocenter (*1).
  • B dot Medical Inc. is a start-up that originated at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) and is developing an ultra-compact proton therapy system by utilizing the advanced technology and experience cultivated at NIRS.
  • By using a technology that bends the proton beam to an arbitrary angle, which is completely different from the conventional system structure, the system can be made as compact and affordable as X-ray therapy systems.
  • We aim to improve access to proton therapy by making it possible to install proton therapy in hospitals where it has been difficult due to space and cost constraints.

Japan's first laser nuclear fusion company, EX-Fusion raises 130 million JPY in pre-seed round paving way for the development of critical components needed for commercialization of nuclear fusion

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Monday, April 18, 2022

OSAKA, Japan, April 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- EX-Fusion Inc., the first startup in Japan aimed at commercializing laser based fusion energy, announced on March 31, 2022 that it has closed a pre-seed round funding of 130 million Japanese yen. The pre-seed round was led by ANRI, a Tokyo based venture capital firm, along with Osaka University Venture Capital (OUVC) and was the first company funded within ANRI's latest ESG specific fund.

Key Points: 
  • "We believe that nuclear fusion is the solution for meeting our global energy needs and helping the world reach carbon neutrality by 2050," said Matsuo.
  • "And by focusing our research and development around the fundamental technology related to commercial operation of laser-based nuclear fusion, we can achieve safe and affordable clean energy faster.
  • EX-Fusion is a Japan-based private company aiming to develop the first commercial laser based nuclear fusion reactor for power generation.
  • Our company was established to consolidate the knowledge of laser fusion that has been cultivated in Japan and to realize a commercial laser fusion reactor.

Japan's first laser nuclear fusion company, EX-Fusion raises 130 million JPY in pre-seed round, paving way for the development of critical components needed for commercialization of nuclear fusion

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Monday, April 18, 2022

OSAKA, Japan, April 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- EX-Fusion Inc., the first startup in Japan aimed at commercializing laser based fusion energy, announced on March 31, 2022 that it has closed a pre-seed round funding of 130 million Japanese yen. The pre-seed round was led by ANRI, a Tokyo based venture capital firm, along with Osaka University Venture Capital (OUVC) and was the first company funded within ANRI's latest ESG specific fund.

Key Points: 
  • "We believe that nuclear fusion is the solution for meeting our global energy needs and helping the world reach carbon neutrality by 2050," said Matsuo.
  • EX-Fusion is a Japan-based private company aiming to develop the first commercial laser based nuclear fusion reactor for power generation.
  • Our company was established to consolidate the knowledge of laser fusion that has been cultivated in Japan and to realize a commercial laser fusion reactor.
  • Fusion.

Fujitsu Achieves Major Technical Milestone with World's Fastest 36 Qubit Quantum Simulator

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The newly developed quantum simulator can execute the quantum simulator software "Qulacs"(3) in parallel at high speed, achieving approximately double the performance of other significant quantum simulators(4) in 36 qubit quantum operations.

Key Points: 
  • The newly developed quantum simulator can execute the quantum simulator software "Qulacs"(3) in parallel at high speed, achieving approximately double the performance of other significant quantum simulators(4) in 36 qubit quantum operations.
  • Fujitsu has developed a parallel and distributed quantum simulator for a cluster system consisting of 64 nodes on Fujitsu's PRIMEHPC FX 700.
  • Qiskit(11), one of the major development tools for quantum computer software, is available for Fujitsu's quantum simulator and offers quantum software developers a highly convenient development environment.
  • (Paper)
    (4) Other major quantum simulators: Intel Quantum Simulator (Intel-QS), Forschungszentrum Julich's "JUQCS", IBM's Qiskit-Aer
    (6) Infiniband: A network mainly used in supercomputers to connect servers.

Value Research Center (VRC) authors Value Model integrating ESG and Sustainability Measures

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

KYOTO, Japan, Mar 23, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - The Value Research Center (VRC) launched an integrated Value Model of ESG and Sustainability measures in a new white paper issued today.

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  • KYOTO, Japan, Mar 23, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - The Value Research Center (VRC) launched an integrated Value Model of ESG and Sustainability measures in a new white paper issued today.
  • A Value Model for Responsible Business: The new Value Research Center (VRC) white paper was officially released today.
  • The VRC's new white paper entitled "A Value Model for Responsible Business", integrates an additional 346 impact measurements from 6 new frameworks into the initial model.
  • The white paper is available for download at the VRC website:
    The Value Research Center (VRC) was officially established at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan in November 2021.

Toyoda Gosei Succeeds in Making Larger GaN Substrates for Next-Generation Power Devices

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 7282), together with Osaka University, has succeeded in increasing the diameter of substrates for gallium nitride (GaN) power devices1.

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  • Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 7282), together with Osaka University, has succeeded in increasing the diameter of substrates for gallium nitride (GaN) power devices1.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220314005004/en/
    >6 inch GaN substrate (GaN seed crystal) (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Power devices are widely used for power control in industrial machinery, automobiles, home electronics and more.
  • GaN power devices are one means for doing this, and higher quality and larger diameter GaN substrates are needed in the development of these devices to achieve higher productivity (cost reductions).
  • 1 Toyoda Gosei is leveraging its expertise in GaN semiconductors (blue LEDs and UV-C LEDs) in developing next-generation power devices.

indie Semiconductor Establishes Sales and Technical Support Center of Excellence in Japan

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

indie Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq: INDI), an Autotech solutions innovator, is extending its market reach and building a strategic presence in Japan.

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  • indie Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq: INDI), an Autotech solutions innovator, is extending its market reach and building a strategic presence in Japan.
  • The Company has created a Kabushiki Kaisha, or KK, and recently hired semiconductor industry veteran Yasuyuki Arai to lead its Japanese sales and marketing initiatives from Tokyo.
  • Prior to Infineon, he was with Atmel and Freescale in various sales, marketing and operational roles.
  • Im thrilled to be part of the indie team and bringing our innovative user experience, connectivity, electrification and ADAS solutions to the Japanese market, said Arai, vice president of Japan sales and marketing for indie.