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The Challenges of University Startup: Mindset for Overcoming Crisis

Date : Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 13:00 - 15:00 Place : Meeting Room 1 (A636), 6th Floor, ISSP Lecturer : Sze Yun SET Affiliation : The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo Committee Chair : Hidefumi AKIYAMA (63385)

The speaker has been involved in a university startup since 2002, right at the beginning of the period when the Japanese government is calling and promoting Hiranuma plan to increase the number of university patents by 10 fold in 10 years, and a bold vision to create 1,000 university startups in 5 years. By 2006, 1,627 startups were created fulfilling the original vision.

The speaker will talk about the case study based on the speaker’s experience in operating a university technology startup. The focus will be on a few technology commercialization stories, the challenges faced, and the required mindset to overcome them in order to build a sustainable and profitable company.


(Published on: Wednesday November 6th, 2019)