Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences
Tohoku University


The 5th FRIS-TFC Collaboration Event「Departing the Ivory Tower: A workshop on Entrepreneurial Research」

Date: July 15, 2021 16:00 –


The 5th FRIS-TFC Collaboration Event

Departing the Ivory Tower: A workshop on Entrepreneurial Research

How to maximize the impact of my research? How to translate the lab work into the market? What does academic entrepreneurship mean? Where should I start if I want to venture out in commercializing my research? 
These questions, among others, are pondered by many researchers and academics, especially the young minds who are eager to move their lab technologies into the market. 

This workshop is intended to showcase how research can transition from a purely academic endeavour to applications in the real world. Researchers and professionals will introduce their work and describe their career experiences. In addition, it aims to help students and young researchers to plan their career, introduce options for transitioning from academia to industry (and vice versa), and also how to connect their lab research with impactful applications.
*This event will be held mostly in English and partially in Japanese.
July 15, 2021 16:00 – 18:00 (JST)

TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity / Online (Zoom) (Capacity: 500)

Registration deadline :
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 16:00 (JST)
Invited Speakers:
Fabien Sorin
 (Associate Professor, Institute of Materials, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Shigeyoshi Yoshida
 (Deputy Director / Specially Appointed Professor, Material Solutions Center, Tohoku University)* This talk will be given in Japanese.
Hosted by:
Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Organization for Research Promotion, Tohoku University
Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University

Contact :