Speech
September 8, 2007
World Ageing & Generations Congress, St. Gallen, Switzerland
EU-Japan Collaboration: Toward the Smart Aging Society
Since Japan is on the frontier of the rapidly ageing society, more creative approaches are needed in combination with international and interdisciplinary collaboration. This session will focus on the two leading-edge projects between EU and Japan on the business of ageing:

1) Brain science research and its practical implementation (Nintendo Brain Age)

2) Independence assistive products by Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Center

Discussion will address a number of questions including:
What is the process of the collaboration?
What are synergies produced from the collaboration?
How did each party overcome the challenges among the team?
What strategies are needed for more successful collaboration?
 
Organizer: The Social Development Research Center, Japan
Moderator:
Hiroyuki Murata, President, The Social Development Research Center & Professor, Global Strategies, Tohoku University
 
Panelists:
Ryuta Kawashima M.D., Professor, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
 
Kouichi Kawamoto, Project Leader, Software Development & Design Department Software Planning & Development Division, Nintendo Co.,Ltd.
 
 
Sinikka Salo, Ph.D., Head of R&D Unit, Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Center & Business Development Director, Finpro
 
Hiroshi Yoshimura, Deputy Head of R&D Unit, Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Center
 
 
Date & Time: September 7, 2007 16:00-18:00
Venue: University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Expected audience: potential research and business partners in Europe

If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us.

 
 
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