77th STIG PoP Seminar: "The status of the Nordic Startup Ecosystem"

June 24, 2019

Event Details

Event Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / International students / Alumni / Companies / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff
Date(s) July 1, 2019 16:00 — 17:30
Location Hongo Area Campus
Venue Lecture Room B
Int’l Academic Research Bldg. 4F 
Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
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Contact Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance (STIG)
Education Program
The seminar covers the following topics: the startup trend in the Nordic economies, the recent evolution of startup ecosystem, the characteristics of the startup environment and supporting mechanisms, and Sony’s recent effort in establishing an accelerator program.

◆Speaker: Rodrigo Rios, Innovation Manager, Sony Startup Acceleration Program, Sony Mobile Communications (Sweden)

Rodrigo Rios is Innovation Manager at Sony Mobile Communications, Sweden. He has been leading Sony Startup Acceleration Program (SSAP) in Europe, and collaborating with Japan SSAP team for the last five years. Rodrigo Rios himself is an entrepreneur and has co-founded two startups. He has a mixed scientific background of engineering (UC San Diego) and social science (University of Paris). For more details, see his LinkedIn:

◆Language: English
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