April 5, 2019

IIR welcomes new assistant professor

Professor Yoshioka-Kobayashi joined us as a assistant professor. Welcome!

Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovation Research (2019.4.1-)

IIR welcomes new visiting professor

Professor Jungwoo LEE joined us as a visiting professor from Yonsei University. Welcome!

Visiting Professor, Institute of Innovation Research (2019.4.1-2019.12.27)

April 4, 2019

Researcher Profile Kadowaki, Makoto

Kadowaki, Makoto   Research Associate
Industrial Organization, Intellectual property rights

Born: 1987
E-mail: kadowaki☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp 
        (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark) 
Fax:   +81-42-580-8410

2012         B.A. (Economics) Gakushuin University
2014         M.A. (Economics) Hitotsubashi University
2019         Ph.D. (Economics) Hitotsubashi University
2019-present Research Associate, Hitostubashi University

【Recent Research Themes】
Early disclosure of patent applications, Anti-competitive effects of patent overlap in High-Tech industry 

Research Profile  LEE Jungwoo

Research Profile  LEE Jungwoo

Visiting Professor,
Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (2019.4.1-2019.12.27)

Professor, Graduate School of Information, Yonsei University

【Recent Research Themes】
Exploring Bottom Up Innovation Processes in Knowledge Intensive Organizations:
Changing Nature of Knowledge Work with ICT

April 2, 2019

SSE and Hitotsubashi joint Symposium on Innovation Ecosystem 2019.5.16

SSE and Hitotsubashi joint Symposium on Innovation Ecosystem 
-A Key to Successful Innovation: Lessons from Swedish and Japanese Start-up Practices-

Date: May 16th, 2019

Time: 10:30 to 16:30

National Center of Science Building (Gakujutsu Sogo Center), 2nd floor
(2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, Japan)

Jointly Organized by:
The Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
The House of Innovation (HOI) and the European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics

In Collaboration with:
Toyokeizai, HUB FinTech Forum, Business Forum and IMPP

Participation Fee:
8,000 yen

Registration Page:
Please register through the following website (only in Japanese).

Simultaneous Interpretation:
Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation is available.

In today’s turbulent business environment, where geographical and industrial boundaries are disappearing along with the distinction between incumbent and startup companies, achieving superior innovation capabilities has never been so important. Yet, most innovation initiatives fail to achieve their performance targets due to complexity and uncertainty around customer needs, technological options, business model configurations or scalability issues. While similar management principles and techniques, e.g., from design thinking, lean and agile approaches, are being adopted globally, countries are eager to maintain their national identity and cultural heritage, while adapting their social and regulatory frameworks in an evolutionary, non-disruptive, fashion. This symposium will provide a unique opportunity for practitioners to gain insights about the Swedish and Japanese innovation ecosystems. Participants will also get inspiration from managers of unicorns and other successful startups in the digital business about key factors that drive innovation success.

12:30  Reception Open 
13:00  Opening Remark/ Yaichi Aoshima (Director, IIR, Hitotsubashi University) 

Session One:  Emerging Fintech

13:10 - 13:40 Presentation1 / The Development of the Swedish Fintech Ecosystem
Michal Gromek (Head of Operations and Compliance, Safello AB)

13:40 - 14:10 Presentation2 / Trends in Japanese FinTech and freee's innovation
Daisuke Sasaki (CEO, freee K.K.)

14:10 - 14:40 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Seiichiro Yonekura (Emeritus Professor, Institute of Innovation Research,
Hitotsubashi University / Professor, Hosei University) Panelist: Mikiharu Noma (Professor, Hitotsubashi University Business school) /
Daisuke Sasaki / Michal Gromek

14:40 - 14:50 Coffee break

Session Two:  Systems and Management of Innovation

14:50 - 15:20 Presentation3 / Creating Innovation Ecosystem in Japan
Yoshiaki Ishii (Director, Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office)

15:20 - 15:50 Presentation4 / Customer-centric innovation, the Swedish way
Zelia Sakhi (Chief Experience Officer of Virtusize Japan)

15:50 - 16:20 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Mattia Bianchi (Professor, HOI, Stockholm School of Economics)
Panelists: Mark A. Conley (Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics) / Yoshiaki Ishii / Zelia Sakhi

16:20  Concluding Remark
Martin Koos (General Manager of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Industry
in Japan (SCCJ) )

March 15, 2019

Business Review Vol.66 No.4 SPR. 2019

Vol.66 No.4 SPR. 2019 (In Japanese)

A leading management journal in Japanese,
which builds a bridge between theory and practice.

Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research
Toyo Keizai Inc.

The Next Unicorns in Japan

Byeongwoo Kang / Daisuke Sasaki
"freee: Entrepreneur through Various Career Experiences"

Minoru Shimamoto / Shinya Kobayashi / Yasukune Matsumoto
"Raksul: A Vision of the Japanese Startup Ecosystem"

Hiroshi Shimizu / Taketoshi Yamaguchi / Nobuyoshi Yamasaki
"TBM: Green Entrepreneur Solving Environmental Problems by Innovation"

Seiichiro Yonekura / Yuta Maezawa / Shinichi Sakane 
"Seven Dreamers Laboratories: Creating What the World Has Never Seen"

Akira Izumi / Hiroichi Yoshida
"ELIIY Power: Commercialization of High-capacity Lithium-ion Battery Systems
 for Electricity Storage by Outstanding Technology Management"

●Brand Management by All Stakeholders (1)
  Satoko Suzuki

●International Standardization from JAPAN (6)
  Manabu Eto / Yuichi Washida

●FinTech Revolution and Innovation (7)
  Mikiharu Noma / Tsutomu Fujita

●Business Cases
  Ryuji Nitta / Shotaro Yamaguchi / Hiroshi Shimizu
 "Benesse Art Site Naoshima: Corporate Identity Building and Local Development"

  Hideko Kono / Masaya Onuma / Michi Fukushima / Shigeki Aoki / 
  Ryosuke Takeuchi / Koichi Takaishi
 "Nihon Koden: The Developing and Commercializing Process of AEDs"

●Porter Prize 2018
  Emi Osono 

●Management Forum 
  Anis Uzzaman
  (General Partner, President & CEO, Fenox Venture Capital)
  Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura

●From My Bookshelf
  Hiroyuki Takahashi

March 1, 2019

Forum 2019

●Forum 2019

Christopher L. Tucci
(Professor of Management of Technology, 
 the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))
Putting “dumb money” to good use? Corporate venture capital as a complement
 to internal R&D (With Henry Chesbrough and Vareska van de Vrande)