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Startup Ecosystem in TAKANAWA GATEWAY CITY

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240313677655/en/
    JR East is developing a startup ecosystem in TAKANAWA GATEWAY CITY (the City), which is scheduled to open in late March 2025.
  • The City will be one of the largest scale experimental sites in Japan for 100,000 visitors, working to solve social issues related to environmental protection, mobility vehicles and robotics, and healthcare services.
  • Adopted companies will have opportunity to conduct demonstrations in the City in conjunction with the opening of the City.
  • Healthcare Services: Creating a society in which everyone can lead rich, fulfilling life for the next 100 years
    The City enables startups to conduct experiments for 100,000 visitors.

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Enhances StemFit iPS Cell Expansion Medium

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

TOKYO, March 26, 2024  /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. ("Ajinomoto Co.") (TSE: 2802) launched a new version of its StemFit™ iPSC expansion medium. The enhanced version of its widely used StemFit™ products is designed to improve the growth and pluripotency of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and meet the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API).

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, March 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. ("Ajinomoto Co.") (TSE: 2802) launched a new version of its StemFit™ iPSC expansion medium.
  • The product line-up of StemFit™ is ideal for regenerative medicine, drug discovery and disease modeling.
  • Additionally, it also enhances further manufacturing of cellular medicines, ensuring superior performance and reliability in iPSC culture.
  • The Group's expertise in GMP API production contributes to the superior performance of the StemFit™ medium, ensuring it meets the highest industry standards.

MHI Develops an Onboard AI-Based Object Detector Utilizing a Next-Generation Space-Grade MPU

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

AIRIS is scheduled to be launched aboard the small demonstration satellite "RAISE-4"(3) in FY2025, after which it will conduct an in-orbit demonstration.

Key Points: 
  • AIRIS is scheduled to be launched aboard the small demonstration satellite "RAISE-4"(3) in FY2025, after which it will conduct an in-orbit demonstration.
  • AIRIS is a satellite-mounted device consisting of an AI-equipped data processor and an earth observation camera developed by the Tokyo University of Science.
  • It detects objects by taking images of objects on the earth's surface from orbit and then processing the images with AI.
  • AIRIS operations will be controlled with a next-generation space-grade MPU "SOISOC4" that is the product of development undertaken by JAXA and MHI.

HUMAN CAPABILITY INITIATIVE CONVENES POWERHOUSE LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS FOR EXPERT-LED PLATFORM IN RIYADH

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

150+ prominent speakers encompassing government officials, business & education leaders, entrepreneurs and experts will convene in Riyadh for the Human Capability Initiative

Key Points: 
  • 150+ prominent speakers encompassing government officials, business & education leaders, entrepreneurs and experts will convene in Riyadh for the Human Capability Initiative
    The breadth of high-level speakers and 6000+ global attendees demonstrate the collective impetus to unleash human capabilities potential through fostering intellectual dialogue in Riyadh.
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 31, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Human Capability Initiative (HCI) is thrilled to announce key speakers for its forthcoming event taking place from the 28th – 29th February, 2024.
  • Bringing together luminaries from diverse sectors and backgrounds, these eminent industry leaders and experts will spearhead dynamic discussions centred around Human Capability Development (HCD) to prepare individuals for the challenges and opportunities of the future.
  • HCI's speaker line-up showcases the collective impetus across sectors to contribute to a sustainable global agenda that pioneers solutions for human capability development.

HUMAN CAPABILITY INITIATIVE CONVENES POWERHOUSE LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS FOR EXPERT-LED PLATFORM IN RIYADH

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

150+ prominent speakers encompassing government officials, business & education leaders, entrepreneurs and experts will convene in Riyadh for the Human Capability Initiative

Key Points: 
  • 150+ prominent speakers encompassing government officials, business & education leaders, entrepreneurs and experts will convene in Riyadh for the Human Capability Initiative
    The breadth of high-level speakers and 6000+ global attendees demonstrate the collective impetus to unleash human capabilities potential through fostering intellectual dialogue in Riyadh.
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 31, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Human Capability Initiative (HCI) is thrilled to announce key speakers for its forthcoming event taking place from the 28th – 29th February, 2024.
  • Bringing together luminaries from diverse sectors and backgrounds, these eminent industry leaders and experts will spearhead dynamic discussions centred around Human Capability Development (HCD) to prepare individuals for the challenges and opportunities of the future.
  • HCI's speaker line-up showcases the collective impetus across sectors to contribute to a sustainable global agenda that pioneers solutions for human capability development.

RIKEN Selects Quantinuum System Model H1 for Large-Scale Hybrid Quantum-Supercomputing Platform in Japan

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

BROOMFIELD, Colo. and LONDON, Jan. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantinuum, the world's largest integrated quantum computing company, and RIKEN, Japan's largest comprehensive research institution and home to a world-leading high-performance computing (HPC) center, have announced an agreement in which Quantinuum will provide access to Quantinuum's highest performing H1-Series ion-trap quantum computing technology to RIKEN. Under the agreement, Quantinuum will install the hardware at RIKEN's campus in Wako, Saitama.

Key Points: 
  • Under the agreement, Quantinuum will install the hardware at RIKEN's campus in Wako, Saitama.
  • The deployment will be part of RIKEN's project to build a quantum-HPC hybrid platform consisting of high-performance computing systems, such as the supercomputer Fugaku and quantum computers.
  • As the project goal, RIKEN and its collaborators aim to demonstrate the advantages of such hybrid computational platforms for deployment as services in the future post-5G era.
  • "We are honored to be selected to be part of this ambitious, advanced project in Japan," said Dr. Rajeeb Hazra, CEO of Quantinuum.

RIKEN Selects Quantinuum System Model H1 for Large-Scale Hybrid Quantum-Supercomputing Platform in Japan

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

BROOMFIELD, Colo. and LONDON, Jan. 10, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantinuum, the world's largest integrated quantum computing company, and RIKEN, Japan's largest comprehensive research institution and home to a world-leading high-performance computing (HPC) center, have announced an agreement in which Quantinuum will provide access to Quantinuum's highest performing H1-Series ion-trap quantum computing technology to RIKEN. Under the agreement, Quantinuum will install the hardware at RIKEN's campus in Wako, Saitama.

Key Points: 
  • Under the agreement, Quantinuum will install the hardware at RIKEN's campus in Wako, Saitama.
  • The deployment will be part of RIKEN's project to build a quantum-HPC hybrid platform consisting of high-performance computing systems, such as the supercomputer Fugaku and quantum computers.
  • As the project goal, RIKEN and its collaborators aim to demonstrate the advantages of such hybrid computational platforms for deployment as services in the future post-5G era.
  • "We are honored to be selected to be part of this ambitious, advanced project in Japan," said Dr. Rajeeb Hazra, CEO of Quantinuum.

Fujitsu joins Japan Health & Productivity Management Alliance

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Monday, December 11, 2023

Through its participation in the Health & Productivity Management Alliance, Fujitsu aims to contribute to the sustainability of Japanese companies by creating an environment where employees can work in good physical and mental health by sharing knowledge and know-how on health management across industries.

Key Points: 
  • Through its participation in the Health & Productivity Management Alliance, Fujitsu aims to contribute to the sustainability of Japanese companies by creating an environment where employees can work in good physical and mental health by sharing knowledge and know-how on health management across industries.
  • Fujitsu will further contribute to the creation of a platform for health management to solve societal issues including increasing medical costs.
  • To further strengthen its health management culture, Fujitsu will promote the use and exchange of information on initiatives and health management with other participating companies in the Health & Productivity Management Alliance.
  • Through the promotion of collaborative health by companies and the Japanese Health Insurance Societies, the Health & Productivity Management Alliance will identify data-driven issues, implement solutions, and evaluate various measures.

Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS) 2023, Nov 17: 'Moving Forward with ESG: Scoring for Value Creation'

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Friday, November 10, 2023

While Japan stands as the world's 4th largest economy, many Japanese companies continue to lag in their ESG efforts, as Japan itself has not yet committed to requiring companies to report their impacts beyond the environmentally focused Task Force for Climate Disclosure (TCFD).

Key Points: 
  • While Japan stands as the world's 4th largest economy, many Japanese companies continue to lag in their ESG efforts, as Japan itself has not yet committed to requiring companies to report their impacts beyond the environmentally focused Task Force for Climate Disclosure (TCFD).
  • This year's Global Innovation and Value Summit (GIVS) 2023 will first introduce the latest advances in value measurement, sustainability disclosure reporting and ESG from the perspective of EFRAG, ISSB and the US SEC Climate Disclosures, and their impacts on how businesses and governments can effectively operate within these increasingly important, but complex, sustainability standards and frameworks.
  • Finally, GIVS 2023 will offer ideas and insights into how businesses not only within Japan and Asia, but also globally can integrate, enhance and implement value-focused sustainability initiatives going forward.
  • It will bring together some of the world's top experts in value measurement and scoring, sustainability and ESG issues to discuss, debate and brainstorm new approaches to value creation, responsible business and sustainability initiatives and offer ideas and models for their implementation in 2024 and beyond.

Berkeley SkyDeck Partners with JETRO and Leading Japanese Universities to Accelerate Global Innovation

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Notably, the MoU includes JETRO support for Berkeley SkyDeck to launch a formal startup support program in Japan, which would be Berkeley SkyDeck’s second formal international program after Berkeley SkyDeck Milano in Europe.

Key Points: 
  • Notably, the MoU includes JETRO support for Berkeley SkyDeck to launch a formal startup support program in Japan, which would be Berkeley SkyDeck’s second formal international program after Berkeley SkyDeck Milano in Europe.
  • The MoU represents the latest step in this multi-year partnership and Berkeley SkyDeck’s commitment to continued global expansion and startup representation.
  • In addition to launching new programs in Japan, Berkeley SkyDeck will coordinate with JETRO San Francisco and six leading Japanese universities for programs conducted in the United States.
  • Its partnerships with institutions like Berkeley SkyDeck have also significantly contributed to this goal; Berkeley SkyDeck is currently hosting 29 Japanese startups that were recommended by JETRO as part of its current program cohort.