The 20th Keio Science and Technology Exhibition (KEIO TECHNO-MALL 2019)
January 6, 2020
The Keio Leading-edge Laboratory of Science and Technology (KLL) hosted the 20th Keio Science and Technology Exhibition, "KEIO TECHNO-MALL 2019," at the Tokyo International Forum on Friday, December 13, 2019.
KEIO TECHNO-MALL is an event to showcase research outcomes of Keio University’s Faculty and Graduate School of Science and Technology, as well as serving as a platform to facilitate fruitful encounters between government, industry, and academia. For the 20th event, following on from last year, "Beyond imagination ― The Ideal Future" was chosen as the theme. In addition to about 100 booth and panel exhibits focusing on practical demonstrations, numerous events to promote industry-academia-government collaboration were also held. There were lively discussions at each event, and similarly enthusiastic exchanges of information and opinions unfolded throughout the venue, which welcomed 1,965 visitors.
KEIO TECHNO-MALL 2019 at the Tokyo International Forum
The Symposium Sessions and Special Lecture held at the event venue proved an extremely meaningful platform for lively exchanges between the deeply-knowledgeable guest speakers and the visitors and Keio researchers in attendance.
At Symposium Session I, "Block chains now and into the future," the potential posed by block chains as well as the associated technical and social challenges were demonstrated.
At Symposium Session II, "Keio’s Challenge: The fascination of quantum computing," an overview was given of quantum computing research aimed at applications in the fields of financial engineering and chemistry at Keio University. In addition, there was discussion on social development grounded in reliable technologies.
At Symposium Session III, "IoT healthy life research for a super-aging society," there was discussion from the perspectives of industry, government, and academia of case studies and future orientations in the use of AI and IoT technologies in health maintenance and disease prevention, mitigation and symbiosis of disease progression, and beneficial applications for improvement of quality of life as demanded by a super-aging society.
At the Special Lecture, "Creating life science innovation on the basis of medical-engineering collaborations: Regulatory trends and research, development and commercialization," there was discussion of anticipated medical-engineering tie-ups in the field of medicine and consolidation of the legal framework toward the implementation of AI and IoT technologies.
Scene from Symposium Session I
Scene from Symposium Session II
Scene from Symposium Session III
A new initiative this year was the provision of booths for companies engaged in technology collaborations with the university alongside university-originated ventures introducing examples of the social implementation of research outcomes at the Faculty of Science and Technology. In addition, a Project Idea Contest was held for faculty members and students selected for support systems as an initiative to encourage innovation. We hope you will enjoy the prospect of future developments.
Project Idea Contest (presentation)
Project Idea Contest (prize-giving)
KEIO TECHNO-MALL 2020 is planned to be held at the same venue, the Tokyo International Forum, on Friday, December 18 (Fri.), 2020. We will continue to fulfill KLL’s mission of promoting industry-government-academia collaboration while treasuring the encounters made possible by KEIO TECHNO-MALL.