2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Impact of MedTech in a Super-Aging Society

Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Room 201-202
110 E 2nd St

Healthy longevity in Japan has been made possible by the various R&D conducted at universities. Japan, who faces a “super-aging society," has been on the cutting edge of MedTech such as iPS cell-based regenerative medicine, bio devices, virtual reality, motion sensing and human augmentation. Japan puts MedTech as a core of its growth strategy, and accelerates technology commercialization. In addition, such MedTech is fully utilized to revitalize the regional economy, and newly developing healthcare IT and IoT solve the problems of healthcare disparity in the region. Together with Austin, we will to discuss the impact of MedTech on the regional innovation infrastructure & eco-system.

Hashtags: #sxsw #jpmedtech


Hironobu Azuma at SXSW

Hironobu Azuma

Department Head, Fusion Cluster

The Japan Research Institute Limited

The Japan Research Institute Hironobu was an entrepreneur in the field of social media, then entered JRI in 2006. At JRI, he has engaged in fusion strategy based on ICT, and has provided advice to ...

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Ikkei Matsuda at SXSW

Ikkei Matsuda



Founder and CEO of SARR LLC
General Partner of SARR TECH RANCH

BA Eonomics from Keio University, MBA from INSEAD, France, and PhD in genetic medicine from Hokkaido University. Founder and CEO o...

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Maki Sugimoto at SXSW

Maki Sugimoto

Assoc Professor

Kobe University

Maki is an Associate Professor at the Department of Gastroenterology in Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine KOBE.

He pioneered the use of 3-D in the surgery such as (1) Augmented tangibi...

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Maria Tsuruoka

Founder & CEO

Symax Inc


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