The 21st JIPA IP Symposium Program

[Theme] "Growing Japanese companies toward SDGs"
- Generating Innovations and Accelerating with IP –

In the era of New Normal, businesses are expected to achieve tangible results in their SDGs initiatives. Japanese companies may have to start co-creating shared values* to help achieve the SDGs. It may help drive the growth of Japanese companies to utilize IP, which is one of the corporate resources, to strengthen their businesses. Now is the time to exert our ability to imagine, generating innovations by entering new business areas across sectors and integrating human resources, goods, capital and information to strategically drive the growth of Japanese companies. We believe that such growth can be accelerated if corporate management starts prioritizing IP. For the JIPA IP Symposium of this fiscal year, we will focus on SDGs and directly discuss growing Japanese companies from the perspectives of innovations and IP.

* CSV (Creating Shared Value): A concept proposed by Michael Porter and others.

[Day & Time] Wednesday February 2nd, 2022 (10:00~16:50)
[Venue] Broadcast live on the Web from Tokyo International Forum Hall C
[Participation]  Broadcast live on the Web 
[Time table] [Programs]
10:00 - 10:50  Opening Remarks
Mr. Masaki SAKUYAMA (JIPA Chairperson / Mitsubishi Electric)
Guest Greetings
Mr. Kiyoshi MORI (JPO Commissioner)
Video Message
Mr. Daren Tang (Director General, WIPO)
10:55 - 11:15   Introduction
JIPA SDG's Activities & Poster Session
Mr. Tomonori BEKKU (Nissan/JIPA President)
11:15 - 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 - 14:15 Keynote Address
“Achieving SDGs and Growing Japanese Companies”
- Accelerating Innovations with IP –

Mr. Hiro NISHIGUCHI (Japan Innovation Network)

It is already recognized around the world that the SDGs are excellent opportunities for innovations.As intermittent innovations (value creation) are being sought to create a new world, companies that have learned to distinguish inventions and innovations are starting to achieve results in succession by utilizing innovation management systems. We will discuss IP’s roles in the innovation process, or the knowledge creation process, along with some latest examples of SDGs initiatives.

Q&A Coordinator:
Ms. Ikuko SHIIMOGAWARA (TOSHIBA / JIPA Vice-President)

14:15 - 14:35 Break
14:35 - 16:20 Panel Discussion
SDGs × IP - IP’s roles in generating innovations -

Successful professionals who are engaged in various activities to help achieve SDGs as role models in growing Japanese companies will share their companies’ initiatives and the roles of their IP divisions and provide frank advice for corporate management as well as for IP activities. In particular, the takeaways will include tips on what IP divisions can do to generate innovations needed to achieve the SDGs and grow such innovations as businesses and how we can contribute to enabling the future growth and sustainability of Japanese companies, including through talent development.

Coordinator: Ms. Yuki YATO (Sony / JIPA SDGs PJ)


Mr. Yosuke IIDA (TOYOTA)

Ms. Kyoko IZUMI (Fujitsu / JIPA Managing Director)

Mr. Junichi SUGAHARA (Spiber)

Mr. Yoichi YUASA (Takenaka/ JIPA Managing Director)

16:20 - 16:30 Results of the voting “Poster Sessions”
16:30 - 16:50 Closing Remarks
Mr. Tomonori BEKKU (Nissan / JIPA President)
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