In this symposium, the interaction between business development and policy regarding innovation based on the latest technological trends in the field of space development will be analyzed. Additionally, the aim of this symposium is to discuss the ideal form of policy for more broadly promoting innovation, using space development as an example while keeping in mind the relationship of policy to industry, as well as to deepen our understanding of this relationship.
Various arguments and analyses have been produced concerning innovation. However, this symposium aims to debate the prospects of space development while discussing what kind of further innovations and policies are necessary in order to progress to the stage of solving problems through space development, especially social problems, and developing a space industry starting from our current situation. At the same time, this symposium will provide room for discussing the role universities should perform, and what policies are needed for the promotion of innovation, as well as the interaction of innovation and policy, from a broader perspective based on the example of space.
Sponsored by: Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management (GSDM), the University of Tokyo
Language: English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation service available)
Admission: Free of charge
13：30~13：40 Symposium opening remarks Kazuo Hotate, Executive Vice President, the University of Tokyo
13：40~14：10 Cross-cutting session: Space Innovation and Its Governance
－ Introduction Hideaki Shiroyama, GSDM Program Coordinator, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo
－ Keynote speech 1 Yuko Harayama, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation
－ Keynote speech 2 Hans-Jörg Bullinger, Senator, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
14：10~15：40 Session 1: Technological Innovation and Business Trends in the Aerospace Industry
Following an overview of the latest trends and future prospects for space development as a field for innovation at the global level, the discussion will revolve around, first, what is meant by innovation in the field of space development. Secondly, an examination will be undertaken of the problems for space development innovation in Japan and of what is necessary for business stimulation and global strength (comparative advantage).
－Mamoru Mitsuishi, GSDM Deputy Program Coordinator, Dean of the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
－Shuzo Takada, Cabinet Office, National Space Policy Secretariat
－Yasuaki Iwabuchi, System Technology Unit, Research and Development Directorate, JAXA
－Yuya Nakamura, President and CEO, Axel Space Corporation
－Chris Blackerby, NASA attaché, the US Embassy in Tokyo
－Mukund Rao, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
15：40~15：55 Break 15：55~17：15 Session 2: Interaction between Technological Innovation and Policy
The session will examine of the role of universities in innovation and policymaking, issues regarding the industrialization of innovation, the ideal form of industry-academia-government cooperation, as well as the interaction between policy and innovation based on the discussion in Session 1.
－Hideaki Shiroyama, GSDM Program Coordinator, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo
－Shinichi Nakasuka, Professor, School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
－Yuko Harayama, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation
－Hans-Jörg Bullinger, Senator, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
－Bhavya Lal, Research staff, Institute for Defense Analyses
－Tetsuya Hamabe, Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Director, Planning and Coordiation Group, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
17：15~17：30 Closing remarks Mamoru Mitsuishi, GSDM Deputy Program Coordinator, Dean of the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo