Tokyo University of Science

Contributing to Efficient Development of Metal Thin Film Materials by Using Chemicals Informatics and Materials Informatics

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Friday, February 9, 2024

CI is a Hitachi High-Tech's proprietary service that uses AI to analyze public data such as patents and select optimal materials for development.

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  • CI is a Hitachi High-Tech's proprietary service that uses AI to analyze public data such as patents and select optimal materials for development.
  • The PoC clarified that even new materials with no accumulated past experimental data can be developed more efficiently by combining Hitachi High-Tech's MI with CI.
  • This eliminates the document research and round-robin test with experimental designs(1), thereby improving the efficiency of developing new materials.
  • In the past, determining optimal conditions for materials used in development, including ideal combination ratios, volumes and temperatures, involved numerous repeated experiments.

Sony Ventures Corporation Executive Changes

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Friday, January 5, 2024

TOKYO, Jan. 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Ventures Corporation today announced an executive leadership transition, appointing Kazuhito Hadano as the new Chief Executive Officer of Sony Ventures Corporation, effective January 1, 2024. Gen Tsuchikawa, previous Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Sony Ventures Corporation, and current Corporate Vice President of Sony Group Corporation, will assume the new role of Chairman of Sony Ventures Corporation, where he will continue to support Mr. Hadano and the Sony Ventures team and strengthen external relationships in the Venture industry.

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  • Kazuhito Hadano appointed as CEO of Sony Ventures Corporation; Gen Tsuchikawa to transition to Chairman of Sony Ventures Corporation
    TOKYO, Jan. 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Ventures Corporation today announced an executive leadership transition, appointing Kazuhito Hadano as the new Chief Executive Officer of Sony Ventures Corporation, effective January 1, 2024.
  • Gen Tsuchikawa, previous Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Sony Ventures Corporation, and current Corporate Vice President of Sony Group Corporation, will assume the new role of Chairman of Sony Ventures Corporation, where he will continue to support Mr. Hadano and the Sony Ventures team and strengthen external relationships in the Venture industry.
  • "Sony Innovation Fund," "Sony Innovation Fund: Environment," and "Sony Innovation Fund: Africa" are wholly funded by Sony.
  • I am honored to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Sony Ventures Corporation.

Good Design Grand Award 2023 Winners Announced

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

The Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP : Minato-ku, Tokyo) announced that the Good Design Grand Award for 2023 has been awarded to the “Long house with an engawa”, a Senior Daycare Center.

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  • The Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP : Minato-ku, Tokyo) announced that the Good Design Grand Award for 2023 has been awarded to the “Long house with an engawa”, a Senior Daycare Center.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20231108326322/en/
    Senior Daycare Center, Long house with an engawa (Photo: Business Wire)
    The Good Design Grand Award is the highest award given to one of the winners of the annual Good Design Awards.
  • Since 1980, the Good Design Grand Award has produced various famous designs as it symbolizes today's society and a suitable symbol of what design can do in the future.
  • “Long house with an engawa” was selected from among 1,548 entries for the Good Design Award 2023 by a vote of the jury members and award winners.

Tokyo University of Science Wins Times Higher Education Awards Asia for Outstanding Support for Students

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Friday, July 7, 2023

TOKYO, July 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new record, Tokyo University of Science (TUS) has won the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia 2023 in the 'Outstanding Support for Students' category, making it the first Japanese university to do so!

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  • TOKYO, July 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new record, Tokyo University of Science (TUS) has won the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia 2023 in the 'Outstanding Support for Students' category, making it the first Japanese university to do so!
  • The awards were announced on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, and honored outstanding work in academia, leadership, management, and professional services provided by universities across Asia.
  • This year was the fifth edition of the awards, and THE Awards Asia received over 700 applications from 220 educational institutions in 20 countries and regions!
  • The University impressed the judges with its three-tiered support programme—which includes learning, mental health, and peer support—ensuring that students face no barriers to achieving their educational goals.

Asahi Kasei collaborates on development of recycling technology for inexpensive, high-quality carbon fiber

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company, has developed a new technology for recycling carbon fiber plastic compounds together with the National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College and Tokyo University of Science.

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  • Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company, has developed a new technology for recycling carbon fiber plastic compounds together with the National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College and Tokyo University of Science.
  • Together with its project partners at the National Institute of Technology at Kitakyushu College and the Tokyo University of Science, Asahi Kasei has developed a recycling method that allows carbon fibers to be extracted from CFRP or carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP) used in automobiles.
  • Unlike carbon fiber that is chopped up during the recycling process, Asahi Kasei’s method allows carbon fiber to be extracted from a plastic compound seamlessly, resulting in continuous strands of carbon fiber that can be reapplied in exactly the same manner while retaining properties identical to the original substance.
  • In addition, Asahi Kasei is developing a carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic unidirectional tape (CFRTP-UD tape) that utilizes both recycled continuous carbon fiber and the company’s Leona™ polyamide resin.

Fujitsu Network Business Head Moves to North America, Strengthening Market Presence

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Monday, April 4, 2022

RICHARDSON, Texas, April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Fujitsu Network Communications has announced that Shingo Mizuno, Global Head of the Fujitsu Network Business is transferring his base to the United States, effective April 1. Mizuno also is now acting President and CEO of Fujitsu Network Communications, replacing Doug Moore, who has been appointed CEO of Fujitsu North America.

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  • Shingo Mizuno to continue as Global Head of Network Business, while taking new role leading Fujitsu Network Communications
    RICHARDSON, Texas, April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Fujitsu Network Communications has announced that Shingo Mizuno, Global Head of the Fujitsu Network Business is transferring his base to the United States, effective April 1.
  • Mizuno also is now acting President and CEO of Fujitsu Network Communications, replacing Doug Moore, who has been appointed CEO of Fujitsu North America.
  • "To help our customers achieve greater business value, Fujitsu is paving the way to improved digital transformation technologies and open ecosystems."
  • About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.
    Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of digital transformation solutions for network operators, service providers and content providers worldwide.

Innophys Releases "MUSCLE SUIT Every" in Poland, Denmark and 3 Baltic States

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Monday, March 7, 2022

TOKYO, March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Innophys Co., Ltd. (hereinafter "Innophys"), a venture company affiliated with Tokyo University of Science, released wearable work-assisting robotic suit "MUSCLE SUIT Every" in five member countries of the European Union (EU) -- Poland, Denmark and the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania -- on March 1.

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  • TOKYO, March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Innophys Co., Ltd. (hereinafter "Innophys"), a venture company affiliated with Tokyo University of Science, released wearable work-assisting robotic suit "MUSCLE SUIT Every" in five member countries of the European Union (EU) -- Poland, Denmark and the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania -- on March 1.
  • The move, which is part of the company's efforts to promote sales of the "MUSCLE SUIT" series overseas, particularly in EU member countries, has brought the number of EU countries where Innophys operates to nine.
  • The firm has already advanced into France, Spain, Italy and Sweden by signing contracts with local sales agents since the robotic suit obtained CE certification in December 2020.
  • The company is determined to accelerate its business activities in EU member countries.

Hyzon Motors Announces Retirement of Gary Robb, Chief Technology Officer; Chief Engineer Shinichi Hirano to Replace Mr. Robb as CTO

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Shinichi Hirano, Hyzon's chief engineer, fuel cell, has been appointed to succeed Mr. Robb as chief technology officer.

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  • Shinichi Hirano, Hyzon's chief engineer, fuel cell, has been appointed to succeed Mr. Robb as chief technology officer.
  • We wish Gary the best in this next chapter as he plans to pursue other interests," said Craig Knight, chief executive officer of Hyzon.
  • Mr. Hirano joined Hyzon in May 2021 and is a 30-year veteran of automotive fuel cell technology, bringing to Hyzon decades of experience and expertise.
  • This includes his recent 17-year leadership tenure at Ford Motor Company, where he served as the principal research engineer and technology expert for fuel cells.