JUNBA 2008


The 2nd JUNBA Summit, Symposium and Technology FairJUNBA2008 Poster

Invitation to JUNBA 2008

JUNBA (Japanese University Network in the Bay Area) is proud to announce "JUNBA 2008 -A Promotion of Industry-Academia-Government (IAG) Collaborations toward the Year 2025". This is the second event held by JUNBA and comprises of three parts; Summit, Symposium and Technology Fair in the field of IAG collaborations.

The first part, "The JUNBA Summit" will be to discuss the strategy of international IAG collaborations by the participating university representatives who are directly involved in this subject. It is our belief that intellectual properties (IP) are made not only of patents, but also of university-wide capabilities and assets, including accumulated knowledge, organizations and facilities, high quality personnel to produce knowledge, abundant networks, world-renowned research models and methodologies, unique tradition of schools, and so on. In this Summit meeting, participants are requested to stand on this broad definition of IP and, looking toward the year 2025, discuss (1) how to manage the IP to efficiently conduct the IAG collaborations, (2) how to relate IAG collaborations to the education and research functions which are the basic rules of universities and (3) what are the actual experiences of creating start-up companies and future prospects. This meeting is not open to the public and is by invitation only.

Hyatt RegencyThe second part is "The JUNBA Symposium", in which a series of lectures on IAG collaborations is presented by opinion-leaders from Japan and the US. They include a representative from the Council for Science & Technology Policy, Cabinet of Japan, followed by contributors such as representatives from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and experts of IAG Collaborations among US universities and industries.
The purpose of the third part, "The JUNBA Technology Fair", is to have 15 participating universities open up their technologies with IAG Collaborations in mind. During the presentation, booths will be set up outside the meeting room to facilitate a follow-up discussion for those who are interested.



  • January 9th, 10th, 11st, 2008

Organized by:


Co-Organized by:

  • Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
  • JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
  • JETRO San Francisco

Sposored by:

  • Sughrue Mion PLLC
  • Sony Electronics Inc.

Supported by:

  • JBC (Japan Bio Community)
  • JCCNC (Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California)
  • JSNC (Japan Society of Northern California)
  • JTPA (Japanese Technology Professional Association)
  • Keizai Society
  • SVJEN (Silicon Valley Japanese Entrepreneur Network)
  • SVMF (Silicon Valley Multimedia Forum)


Reception (Invitation only)

Date: Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Venue: Residence of Consul General of Japan in San Francisco

Summit (Invitation only)

Date: Thursday, January 10th, 2008
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

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Date: Thursday, January 10th, 2008
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Symposium
          6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Reception
Venue: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

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Technology Fair

Date: Friday, January 11th, 2008
Time: 8:45 PM - 5:50 PM Technology Fair
          6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Reception
Venue: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

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Summit Detail

Date: January 10, 2008
Location: Cypress Room, Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara
Moderator: Seishi Takeda, Vice President of JUNBA / Director, JSPS San Francisco Office

Opening Remarks

08:30 - 08:35 Chikaosa Tanimoto, President of JUNBA
08:35 - 08:40 Motoyuki Ono, President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
08:40 - 08:45 Yuji Muranaga, Chief Executive Director, JETRO San FranciscoJUNBA 2008 Summit

Oral Presentations

08:45 - 09:05 Osaka University
09:05 - 09:25 Kagoshima University
09:25 - 09:45 Kyushu University
09:45 - 10:05 Tokyo University of Science
10:05 - 10:25 Tohoku University
10:25 - 10:45 Yokohama City University
10:45 - 11:00 Break


Moderator: Yuji Ide, Board Member of JUNBA / Director, Kagoshima University VBL California Office

11:00 - 12:00 Discussions


  • Prof. Richard Dasher, Stanford University
  • Dr. Akiko Futamura, CEO InfiniteBio
  • Mr. Hiroyuki Masumoto, CEO B-Bridge International. Inc
  • Mr. Steve Isao Matsuura, Board of Directors, Bank of West


12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

Press Conference

13:30 - 13:45 Press Conference


Symposium Detail

Date: January 10th, 2008
Venue: Lafayette/San Tomas/Lawrence, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara


1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Registration

Moderator: Toshihiko Nishimura, JUNBA Board Member

Opening Remarks

2:00 PM - 2:05 PM Chikaosa Tanimoto, JUNBA President


2:05 PM - 2:10 PM Yasumasa Nagamine, Consul General of Japan in San Francisco

Session 1

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

2:40 PM - 2:55 PM

2:55 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break

Session 2

Moderator: Tai Hasegawa, JUNBA Board Member

3:30 PM - 4:00PM

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Moderator: Yuji Ide, JUNBA Board Member

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Venue: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, El Camino


Technology Fair Detail

Date: January 11th, 2008
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:50 PM Technology Fair
Hokkaido University, Kagoshima University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Osaka University, Ritsumeikan University, The University of Tokyo, Tohoku University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, University of Yamanashi, Yokohama City University

Exhibition BoothTechnofair

Venue: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Mezzanine Foyer

09:00 - 06:00 PM

Oral Presentation (Session 1)

Venue: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Lafayette/San Tomas/Lawrence
Moderator: Masato Matsuo, JUNBA Board

08:45 - 09:00 Opening Remark:
              Matsuo Masato, JUNBA Board / Director of Kyushu University California Office
09:00 - 09:30 Tohoku University
09:30 - 10:00 The University of Tokyo
10:00 - 10:30 Tokyo Institute of Technology
10:30 - 11:00 Osaka University
11:00 - 11:30 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
11:30 - 12:00 Hokkaido University

Lunch Break

12:00 - 02:00 PM Lunch Break

Oral Presentation (Session 2)

Venue: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Lafayette/San Tomas/Lawrence
Moderator Hiroko Yamazaki, JUNBA Board Member / Director of Yokohama City University California Office

02:00 - 02:30 Kyoto University
02:30 - 03:00 Kyushu University
03:00 - 03:30 Tokyo University of Science
03:30 - 03:45 Cofee Break
03:45 - 04:15 Ritsumeikan University (1, 2)
04:15 - 04:45 Kagoshima University (1, 2, 3)
04:45 - 05:15 Nara Institute of Science and Technology
05:15 - 05:45 Yokohama City University
05:45 - 05:50 Closing Remarks, Seishi Takeda, JUNBA Vice President


6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Reception
Venue: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

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Please contact the JUNBA office (see the left column) with any questions related to JUNBA 2008.