Innovation Lectures

The 16th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture
"Advertising way of thinking and  suggestions for public relations of fundamental researches
-From the case study of B2B communication to the advertising agency’s approach to innovations"

Aiko Teranishi (Project Manager,Asatsu-DK Inc.)
Yoshihiro Kozuka (Communication Planner/ Technologist,Asatsu-DK Inc.)
Kenshiro Sadaka (Communication Planner,Asatsu-DK Inc.)
Naoko Fujihira (Art Director,Asatsu-DK Inc.)

Date: March 30th (Fri.) 2018, 13:30-
Place: Okouchi Hall, Wako & AICS 305-2
(The lecture will be given in Japanese)


株式会社アサツー ディ・ケイ(ADK)

The 15th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture
"Machinery and business strategy of construction and mining technology"

Lecturer: Mr. Ichiro Nakamura
(Komatsu Ltd.)
Date: Jan. 15 (Mon.) 2018, 15:00-17:00
Place: Okouchi Hall, Wako & AICS R511

The 14th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture
"Development of AI Smart Robots and the business model"

Lecturer: Yoshihiro OHTA
(Mercury Inc. & Univ. of Tokyo)
Date: Oct. 5 (Thu.) 2017, 16:00-17:30
Place: Okouchi Hall, Wako & AICS R511, IIB 7F (TV)

The 12th iTHES/iTHEMS Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture
"New Values in Finance due to Development of Mathematical Statistical Technics"

Tomoaki Nakayama (Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Co.Ltd)
Tetsuya Eda (JSOL Co.Ltd)
Date: June 15 (Thu.) 2017, 13:30-15:30
Place; Okouchi Hall, Wako & (AICS R511 & IIb 7F, Kobe: TV Meeting)
Supported by RIKEN iTHES/iTHEMS
Supported by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Co.Ltd
Supported by JSOL Co. Ltd

The 13th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture
"Application of Quantum Beam for Eco-tire Development"

Lecturer: Hiroyuki Kishimoto
(Sumitomo Rubber Industries)
Date: Feb. 23 (Thu.) 2017, 15:00-17:00
Place: Okouchi Hall, Wako & AICS 6F Lecture Hall (TV)

Sponsored by RIKEN iTHES
Contact: Emiko Hiyama,

The 11th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture
"Innovation of Information Analysis & Analysis Education by Interdisciplinary Exchange"

Lecturer: Dr. Tsuneyoshi Kamae
(Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Tokyo & Stanford Univ. )
Date: Dec. 19 (Mon.) 2016, 15:00-16:20
Place: Okouchi Hall, Wako & AICS 6F Lecture Hall (TV)

Sponsored by RIKEN iTHES
Contact: Shigehiro Nagataki,


The 10th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture

"Econophysics - an Introduction -"
Lecturer:  Prof. H. Aoyama (Kyoto Univ. )
Date: Sept. 30 (Fri.) 2016, 14:00-16:30
Place: Okouchi Hall, Wako & AICS 6F Lecture Hall (TV)
Sponsored by RIKEN iTHES
Supported by Kyoto Univ. Institute of Advance Study (KUIAS)

The 9th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture

Date: May 27 (Fri)
Place: Okouchi Hall, Wako, RIKEN
Company: Dai Nippon Printing Co.Ltd

The 8th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture
Date: March 1st (Tue.)
Place: Nishina Hall, Wako, RIKEN
Company: JSOL

The 7th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture

"Autonomous Car and Artificial Intelligence"
Dr. Toshiki Kindo (TOYOTA)
Date: Nov. 20(Fri.)  13:30-16:00
Place: Okochi Hall, Wako, RIKEN
(Lecture is given in Japanese.)

The 6th iTHES Academic-Industrial Innovation Lecture

"Recent advances in computaBonal drug discovery research"
Hironori Kokubo (Takeda Pharmaceutical Company)
Date: Oct. 22(Thurs.)  15:00-17:00
Place: Big conference room (2nd floor of the main cafeteria)

May 12 (Tues) 13:30-16:00
The 5th iTHES Academic-Industrial Lecture:
"Artificial Intelligence : Present and Future"
(Note that the schedule has been changed from the last announcement)

13:30-14:30 Yutaka Matsuo (Univ. Tokyo) Deep learning: present and future

14:30-15:00 Break
15:00-16:00 Koichi Takahashi (QBiC) AI and Science/Technology

Place: Okochi Hall

The 4th iTHES Academic-Industrial Lecture:

Feb. 2 (Mon) 3pm-5pm
"How Google Translates" (in English)
by Dr. Hideto Kazawa (Google, Senior Engineering Manager)
1. An inside look at Google's Research
2. How Machines Translate
Place: Large conference room, 2nd floor of the RIBF building


 iTHES Special Lecture:
"Frontiers of Numerical Simulations in Manufacturing Technologies and the Role of Academic-Industrial Collaborations" (in Japanese)
Date: December 18 (Thu) 3pm-5pm
Place:  Large confernce room, 2nd floor of the main cafeteria
Lecturer: Dr. Takashi Ikeda (ASTOM R&D, )

Lecture Series for Industry-Academia Cooperation in Mathematical Science
iTHES Special Lecture on Financial Engineering (in Japanese)
14:00-, Sept. 30 (Tue.) 2014
the large meeting room on the 2nd floor of the Main Cafeteria
Lecturers: J. Hashiba and Y. Takano (MIZUHO-DL Financial Technology)

Lecture on "Autonomous Car"
12:30-, Aug. 8(Fri.) 2014
Room 433, Main research building
Lecturer: Dr. Toshiki Kindo (Grand Master, BR Intelligent Vehicle Development Dept.,TOYOTA Motor Corporation)