Japan Life Sciences Innovation Night (June 7th @ Venture Café)

Join us for the second Japan Innovation Night, a community event on June 7th. The focus of the night will be on life sciences innovation and entrepreneurship in Japan. Japanese and Japan-focused researchers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and major pharmaceutical reps will gather at Venture Café to explore avenues of collaboration in Greater Boston’s Life Sciences community.

"Japan Life Sciences Innovation Night”

Date: June 7th, 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Venue: Venture Café, CIC, One Broadway (5th Floor) Cambridge MA, 02142

Collaborators: CIC Japan Desk, Consulate-General of Japan to Boston, Japan Society Boston, JETRO

5:00-6:00pm Panel Discussion - What Can Japan Learn from the Boston Bio Ecosystem?
Opening Remarks by Consul General Rokuichiro Michii
MC: Karl Ruping, IncTANK Ventures
Roy Kimura, Modulus Technologies
Jean-Jacques Yarnoff, BioLabs
Fumitaka Mori, Remiges Ventures
Yasumasa Yamamoto, Harvard University

5:30-7:30pm Demo Booths and Info Tables

5:00-8:00pm Flash Talks - Lessons Learned from Cross-Cultural Business and Research

6:00-7:00pm Innovate Pharma: Reverse Pitches & Round-table with Pharma Industry Leaders
MC: Carrie Allen, Executive Director, CIC Captains of Innovation
Robert Urban, Global Head, J&J Innovation
Christian Schubert, Director and Head of R&D External Innovation, Servier BioInnovation
Makoto Ohori, Head of AIM Cambridge DRY, Astellas Pharmaceuticals

7:00-8:00pm Pitches by Biotech Startups from the US and Japan

Admission: Free

*All sessions will be held in English.
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