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The UTokyo NY Conference 2017

“The UTokyo NY Conference 2017” was held on November 3, 2017 hosted by UTokyo New York Office. The purpose of the conference was to report on progress in studies with international collaborators and to find new collaborations with future partners. About 80 participants include researchers and related parties of companies from Japan and the United States.

Tokyo - New York Stem Cell Summit

“Tokyo-New York Stem Cell Summit” was jointly held by Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the Institute of Medical Science (IMSUT), and New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) on September 8, 2017 at NYSCF Research Institute which is 15-minutes walking distance from our UTokyo New York Office. The summit provided a great opportunity for the participants from academia and industry to learn updates in the field of stem cell biology, and to socially interact and discuss with colleagues.

Tokyo - New York
Stem Cell Summit
on September 8, 2017

The Tokyo - New York Stem Cell Summit is a meeting organized between The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) and The University of Tokyo, to enhance the field of stem cell research globally.

Pecans for revitalizing Japanese agriculture and local economy

Institute of Industrial Science, as well as the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo, established the Pecans for Revitalizing Japanese Agriculture and Local Economy Project, working with the city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture and confectionery manufacturer and distributor Salon de Royal in a joint research contract and partnership accord. On the 28th of July, a signing ceremony was held for this agreement at the Rikuzentakata City Hall.

Pecan Project : finalist in the hackathon "AG/SUM Harvest"

Pecan Project (PPAP) has become a finalist in the hackathon "AG/SUM Harvest".

Joint symposium held

The symposium "Aiming for a Fusion of Engineering and Medical Science - Activities and Prospects for the UTokyo New York Office" was held on Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at the Convention Hall of IIS in Tokyo, JAPAN, co-hosted by IIS and IMS in cooperation with the UTokyo New York Office.

Pecan trees are growing well!

"Pecan Project" is one of the leading interdeciplinary and international projects fascilitated at our office. By combining cutting edge technologies including networked soil sensors and drones, the project aims to develop a new technology for managing farm production in a large field. Dr. Keigo Noda, a visiting researcher from The University of Tokyo, is conducting the research in a pecan farm in San Simon, Arizona in collaboration with North Bowie Farming and New Mexico State University.

Neuroprosthesis consortium

Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) of the University of Tokyo signed an agreement to create a neuroprothesis research consortium with Case Western Research University (CWRU) and Synapse Biomedical Inc.

Opening event

The Institute of Medical Science (IMSUT) and Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) jointly opened the University of Tokyo New York Office to advance productive research and intellectual activities of the university. The opening was commemorated with a seminar entitled "Open Innovation for Future Medicine" and a ceremony on Friday, November 6, 2015. There were more than 120 participants from universities, companies from a variety of fields and alumni associations of UTokyo in the US.