A Three-Day Conference in the Economic Powerhouse of Japan's Kansai Region

ISPIM Connects Osaka will bring together over 250 innovation professionals (from research, industry, consulting and the public sector) from 20+ countries.
  • Connect with top international innovation managers, researchers, and thought leaders

  • Gain global insights by contributing to local innovation challenges

  • Experience innovation in action by engaging in interactive site visits: (Panasonic, DAIHEN, Knowledge Capital Osaka, Osaka Innovation Hub, Startup Cafe @ Kansai University)

  • Share your research or practical experience in innovation

As the world emerges from the global pandemic, it is our intention to run the Osaka conference as a hybrid event so delegates will be given the option to attend virtually or in-person.

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~ Keynote Speakers ~

Sally Davenport
Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI)
Adam Fulford
Fulford Enterprises
Manatsu Ichinoki
Vice Secretary General
Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition
Tomoko Kawakami
Associate Dean, Waseda Business School
Associate Director, Waseda Blue Ocean Strategy Institute
Florian Kohlbacher
VP of Strategy, Japan & South Korea Operating Unit
The Coca-Cola Company
Gijs van Wulfen
FORTH Innovation Method
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~ Selected Speakers ~

Masa Fukata
Director, Game Changer Catapult
Yukari Hara
Founder & CEO
SKYAH Co., Ltd.
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~ Showcasing Innovation in Osaka ~

Tour 1
Tour 2
Tour 3
Tour 4
Tour 5
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~ Networking Evenings ~

Conference Dinner
Social Evening
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~ Selected Workshops ~

Junior Researcher Lab
Sunday, 4 December
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