Baden-Württemberg Innovation Region No.1: Dialogue with Japan on cooperation in the fields of future mobility and digitalization

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 15:30-19:00
Venue: Roppongi Academyhills, Tower Hall (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F)
Host: BW-i Baden-Württemberg International - Agency for International
Economic and Scientific Cooperation
Organized by: German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (AHK Japan)
Supported by: German Embassy、JETRO (tentative)
Dr.-Ing. Prof. e.h. Willhelm Bauer, Director of Fraunhofer IAO will have a keynote speech at the "Baden-Württemberg Innovation Region No.1:
Dialogue with Japan on cooperation in the fields of future mobility and digitalization". A researcher from Fraunhofer IPA will also join the panel discussion.

15:00 - Registration

15:30 - 15:40 Opening Remarks  Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut
Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of BadenWürttemberg

15:40 - 16:00 Signing Ceremony of Cooperation Agreements

16:00 - 16:20 Keynote Speech  Hiroshi Hasegawa
Principal Deputy Director, Industrial Machinery Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
“Connected Industries - Recent Developments & Challenges in Japanese Manufacturing IoT”

16:20 - 16:40 Keynote Speech  Dr.-Ing. Prof. e.h. Willhelm Bauer
Commissioner for Technology of the State Government of BadenWürttemberg, Director of Fraunhofer IAO
“Future of Work”

16:40 - 17:00 Keynote Speech  Sadahiro Sato
Senior Vice President SoftBank Group
“Approach of Information Revolution of SoftBank and Cooperation with BW-state”

17:00 - 18:00 Panel Discussion “Digitalization – Latest Trends and Possibilities for Cooperation”


Joachim Seidelmann, Head of Department DigiTools for Manufacturing, Fraunhofer IPA
Dr. Masahiro Nakamura, CEO, Lexer Research Inc.
(additional panelists tba)
Martin Schulz, Fujitsu Research Institute

18:00 - 19:00 Networking Event

Further information:
・Entrance fee: free
・Participants: 150
・Language: Japanese, English (simultaneous interpretation will be available)
・Registration: Please register in advance, using the following link:
・Registration Deadline: Thursday, 22 February, 2018