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KEIO TECHNO-MALL 2009 (The 10th Keio Science and Technology Exhibition)

Update:Dec. 17, 2009
The venue crowded with visitors
The venue crowded with visitors
Talk session: “KLL -Where we’ve been and where we’re going-“
Talk session: “KLL -Where we’ve been and where we’re going-“
Round Table Session
Round Table Session
Exhibits and live demonstrations at a booth
Exhibits and live demonstrations at a booth

Photo: Ken Shimizu

On Friday, December 11, the 10th KEIO TECHNO-MALL hosted by Keio Leading-Edge Laboratory Science and Technology (KLL) was held at the Tokyo International Forum (Yurakucho, Tokyo).

KEIO TECHNO-MALL has annually been held with the aim to share the results of research of the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Keio University with society. It has marked its 10th anniversary this year. At this year’s KEIO TECHNO-MALL, under the theme “Shaping the Future through Science”, approximately 70 booths presented exhibits and live demonstrations. Visitors enthusiastically listened to researchers and students, touched the exhibit and experienced the live demonstration. Also, there were 14 seminars and two round table sessions by researchers at the venue; the latest developed technology and research were introduced.

A talk session “KLL -Where we’ve been and where we’re going-“ was also held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of KLL and KEIO TECHNO-MALL, and President Atsushi Seike delivered a speech: “Yukichi Fukuzawa wrote the pronunciation of the Japanese character for practical learning (jitsugaku) as science (saiyansu) to emphasize the importance of it. Keio University has been trying to create new research and improve its quality by the industry-academia collaboration based on Keio’s 150 years of tradition and achievements in research and education. Investment for science and technology is the investment for the future; universities need to share research achievements with society, and contribute to sustainable development of global community. After the speech, a number of top figures from industry and academia joined a talk session; the panel looked at the ten-year history of KLL, and discussed the future of collaboration between industry and academia.

More than 1,300 people visited the exhibition; the venue was bustling with excitement.