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NEDO Special Seminar (6/2)

NEDO hosted a special seminar titled "イノベーションをめぐる最新動向" (The Latest in Innovations).

NEDO Special Seminar

June 2, 2023, 6:00-8:30 P.M. PDT

Embassy Suites Santa Clara Delegate Meeting Room


Kazuaki Osumi

Director, Research and Development Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Masayuki Kimura 

COO, Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support

Yusuke Miura  

Manager, Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support

Kazutoshi Osumi spoke on the latest trends in R&D policy in Japan. He talked about prescriptive plans for promoting innovation, which is key to solving future challenges. Participants learned about efforts on carbon neutrality and development of innovative technologies such as AI and quantum computing, spearheaded by the Japanese government.

Masayuki Kimura and Yusuke Mihara from Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support discussed the latest trends toward decarbonization. The talk not only informed the participants about the overall trend in the industry but also provided specific examples about initiatives of major companies.

We would like to extend a warm thank you to those who joined us.


The next seminar and networking event will be held on June 20, 2023, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM PDT at Plug and Play.

Innovation in Energy Storage and Batteries

As climate impacts become more severe in the race to reach Net Zero by 2050, our energy systems will have to transition away from fossil energy to electrification using clean renewable energy and better design for stationary and mobile applications. This drives the necessity of upgrading the electric grid and creating resilient, distributed systems. Energy storage and batteries are key to the success of this transition.

Foresight Seminar VI will explore in-depth the technical challenges of energy storage to enable a Net Zero energy future. Learn about innovations that are emerging in energy storage that will allow renewable energy to power our buildings, communities, transportation systems and electrical infrastructure.

During this interactive event, you’ll learn:

● What are some leading energy storage and battery technology innovations

● Who is innovating in this area and how their technology works

● What are the opportunities and future visions for transforming how electricity is stored and dispatched to enable dynamic, distributed smart grids and transportation.

You will also have an opportunity to network in person to share your thoughts and experiences with peers and to speak in-depth with each of the panelists after the formal presentation, while enjoying refreshments.

Registration can be made on eventbrite. We hope to see you there!


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