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JSNC Innovation Salon - Growing Biotechnology Ties between Bay Area & Japan

Japan Society of Northern California

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

JSNC Innovation Salon - Growing Biotechnology Ties...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Japan Society Members & QB3 - Early Registration by 9/20 Ended $15.00 $0.00
Students (with ID at event) - Early Registration by 9/20 Ended $15.00 $0.00
Non-Japan Society Members - Early Registration by 9/20 Ended $20.00 $0.00
Japan Society Members & QB3 - Late Registration Ended $20.00 $0.00
Students (with ID at event) - Late Registration Ended $20.00 $0.00
Non-Japan Society Members - Late Registration Ended $25.00 $0.00

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Event Details

The Japan Society of Northern California is pleased to offer continuing programming that explores new dimensions of Japan – U.S. innovation and entrepreneurship.  This “Innovation Salon”panel discussion will spotlight unique business opportunities and business models, arising from expansion of the UCSF Mission Bay complex - America’s center of biotechnology excellence - and reinforced by its very strong Japan ties.

  • 5:30-6:15pm Registration & Early networking
  • 6:20-6:40pm Comments from former US Ambassador John V. Roos
  • 6:40-8:00pm Panel discussion
  • 8:00-9:00pm Networking

Special guest:

  • John V. Roos, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Confirmed panelists:

  • Haru Morita, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, REGIMMUNE Corporation, located in Santa Clara and Tokyo
  • Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3); & Managing Director, Mission Bay Capital.
  • Mary Haak-Frendscho, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Igenica, Inc.

Moderator:

  • Robert Kneller, Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo

Agenda:

5:30 – 6:15 pm
Registration & Early Bird Networking

6:15 – 6:17 pm
Welcoming Remarks by Nobuhiro Watanabe, Acting Consul General in San Francisco

6:17 – 6:45 pm
DISTINGUISHED ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD to Ambassador John V. Roos
Presented by John R. Thomas, Chairman, Martingale Asset Management

Conversation: “The Entrepreneurial Climate in Japan”
John V. Roos, Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Discussion moderated by Robert Eberhart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management, Santa Clara University

6:45 – 8:00 pm
CASE PRESENTATION, REMARKS and PANEL DISCUSSION

Highlighted Case: “Creating a Successful Japan – U.S. Biotech Business”
Haru Morita, Chairman, President and CEO, REGIMMUNE Corporation

Remarks: “Enabling Biotech Innovation and Entrepreneurship”
Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) and Managing Director, Mission Bay Capital

Remarks: “Building A Successful Biotech Career from the Bay Area”
Mary Haak-Frendscho, Ph.D., CEO, Igenica, Inc., and previously Founding President and Chief Scientific Officer, Takeda San Francisco 

7:20 – 8:00 pm
Speaker Discussion and Audience Q&A

Discussion moderated by Robert Kneller, Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo

8:00 – 9:00 pm
Hosted Reception (Complimentary Wine and Beer and hors d’ourves)

 

Attendees will gain invaluable insights into:

  • QB3’s unique strategy to encourage pure bioscience research and facilitate the entrepreneurial development of that research 
  • REGIMMUNE’s distinctive business model that combines activities in both Japan and the U.S. 
  • Dr. Haak-Fredscho’s perspective about Japan – U.S. biotech business and career opportunities, shaped importantly through her current position and also having founded and led the San Francisco research presence of Takeda Pharmaceutical.

Time to also network!

  • Wine and beer will be provided by the Japan Society of Northern California.  This is a great opportunity to network with the speakers, innovators and entrepreneurs from the Bay Area with specific interests in biotechnology and life sciences.

Tickets:

By midnight Friday, September 20th:

- $15 per person for Japan Society Members & Students with ID
- $20 per person for Non-members
* No refunds after September 11th.

By 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 25th:

- $20 per person for Japan Society Members & Students with ID
- $25 per person for Non-members

Walk-ins:

- $30 per person (cash or credit accepted at the door)

 

Please find the map to UCSF Mission Bay Genentech Hall below: 

http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2007/11/7375/directions-mission-bay

Have questions about JSNC Innovation Salon - Growing Biotechnology Ties between Bay Area & Japan? Contact Japan Society of Northern California

When & Where


UCSF Mission Bay Genentech Hall
600 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)


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