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Dr. Christian Geltinger

Chief Representative, State of Bavaria (Bayern) - Japan Office

  • State of Bavaria-Japan Office /since 2010/ Chief Representative
  • Bavaria Club in Korea /since 2012/ President 
  • State of Bavaria-China Office /2016-2010/ Chief Representative 
  • Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs /1999-2006/ Deputy Director Invest in Bavaria

Prof.Dr. Yves-Simon Gloy

Head, Division of Textile Machinery / Production Technologies, Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University·

  • Ark industry AG /2015 - current/ Director of board
  • Institut für Textiltechnik /2014 - current/ Member of the management board; head of division Textile Machinery / Production Technologies
  • Clemson University, SC; USA /2013 - current/ Adjunct Professor
  • Institut für Textiltechnik /2008 - 2014/ Research Assistant, group leader

Thomas Harder

General Manager, ECPE European Center for Power Electronics e.V.

  • Since 2003 General Manager of ECPE European Center for Power Electronics e.V. (and ECPE GmbH), the Industry driven Research Network for Power Electronics in Europe headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany; Cluster Manager of the regional Power Electronics Cluster since 2006
  • 1996 - 2003 Researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT) in Itzehoe, Germany 
  • 1989 - 1996 Researcher at CEM GmbH (Center for Packaging and Interconnection Technology) in Neumuenster, Germany

Dr. Christian Körner

Project Manager, Organic Electronics Saxony Management GmbH

  • 2016 - today / Project Manager at Organic Electronics Saxony
  • 2013 - today / Research Assistant/Group leader at Technische Universität Dresden, IAPP

Dorothea Mahnke

Director, German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)

  • Since 3/2017 Director of the DAAD Office Tokyo and DWIH Tokyo
  • 2010-2017 Head of Unit GATE-Germany Office and Marketing Expertise, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 
  • 2008-2010 Project Manager, Alumni Programmes, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 
  • 2005-2008 Marketing and Public Relations-Manager in a start-up internet company
  • 2003-2005 Development Assistant of the German Development Service in Accra, Ghana 
  • 1999-2002 Coordinator for International Relations, JET-Programme in Kumamoto and Unoke

Anke Mank

Manager, International Affairs, OptoNet e.V.- Photonics Network Thuringia

  • Since 2015 International Affairs Manager, OptoNet e.V.- Photonics Network Thuringia, Jena, Germany
  • 2006-2015 Senior Human Resource Consultant, Orizon GmbH, Jena, Germany

Kathrin Meyer

Head, Division of "New Innovation Support Instruments and Programmes", German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

  • Since 2012 Head of Division "New Innovation Support Instruments and Programmes", German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin
  • 1998 - 2012  Policy officer for Venture Capital Policy officer for General Issues of Innovation and Technology Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology, Berlin
  • 1991 - 1998 Policy officer for Research Policy, Policy officer for Press Relations, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bonn
  • 1990 - 1991 Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe

Stefan Möbs

Minister, Head, Department for Economic and Scientific Affairs, Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Tokyo

  • Since 2015 Head of the department for economic and scientific affairs at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tokyo
  • 2014-2015 Head of the political department of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tokyo
  • Since 1986 Member of German Foreign Service

Chikara Miyaji

Project Researcher, Department of Creative Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

  • Project Researcher /2016-Current/ Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
  • Researcher /2000-2016/ Japan Institute of Sports Science
  • Assistant Prof., Associate Prof /1984-2000/ Sports Science, Tsukuba University
  • Researcher /1981-1984/ National Institute of Special Education
  • Assistant /1978-1981/ Sports Center, Tsukuba University

Professor Dr. Eckehard Fozzy Moritz

Director, CEO, Innovationsmanufaktur Ltd.

  • 2000 - today Director - CEO of Innovationsmanufaktur Ltd.
  • 1994 - 2001 Director of innovatop Center for cooperative and interdisciplinary innovation research e.V.; Guest professorships at the University of Cincinnati, USA (1990), Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (1998 - 2000), Universidad de las Américas, Puebla (2003, 2006 - 2008)

Professor Dr. Shin-ichi Nishizawa

Senior Academia Member, New Generation Power Electronics and System Research Consortium Japan (NPERC-J)
Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University

  • 2017-present Professor, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu university
  • 2014-present Senior academia member, NPERC-J
  • 2001-2016 Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • 1996-2000 Researcher, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • 1994-1995 Research associate, Chemical Engineering, Waseda University

Satoshi Odoi

Director for Regional R&D Promotion, University-Industry Collaboration and Regional R&D Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education,Culture,Sports and Technology(MEXT) (2017Aug‐Present)

He joined the Science and Technology Agency (STA) in 1998. Heheld the following important posts;

  • Study Policy Evaluation Methods at the Univ. of Manchester(2005‐2006)
  • Deputy Director for Ocean and Earth Division, Research andDevelopment Bureau, MEXT (2006‐2007)
  • Director at Kyushu Univ. (2007-2009)・Deputy Director for Basic and Generic Research Division,Research Promotion Bureau, MEXT (2009-2010)
  • Science Attaché at the Japanese Embassy in Germany (2010-2013)
  • Director for Office for Particle and Nuclear Research Promotion,Research Promotion Division, Research Promotion Bureau,MEXT (2013-2014)
  • Deputy Director for Policy Division, Science and TechnologyPolicy Bureau, MEXT (2014-2015)
  • Deputy Director for Management and Coordination Division,Minister's Secretariat, MEXT (2015-2016)
  • Secretary to the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports,Science and Technology, MEXT (2016-2017)

Tetsuya Sasaki

Manager, Business Support and Finance Department, Saitama City Foundation for Business Creation

  • After the careers in bank, communication carrier and consulting firm,
  • Saitama City Foundation for Business Creation/2004- /Manager

 

Masanori Shinano

Deputy Director-General,Science and Technology Policy Bureau,Ministry of Education,Culture,Sports and Technology (MEXT) (2017Aug‐Present)

He joined the Science and Technology Agency (STA) in 1988. He held the following important posts;

  • Secretary to the Science and Technology Policy Minister (2002‐2003)
  • Professor at Shinshu University (2009‐2011)
  • Director, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Regulation Division, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) (2011-2012)
  • Chief Director, Corporate Planning Department, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (2014-2016)

Professor Tatsuhiro Takahashi

Director, Special Adviser to Executive Board Member, Innovation Center for Organic Electronics, Yamagata University

  • Since 2009 Direction and Management for promoting International Collaboration and formation of research hub about organic electronics
  • Since 2002 Department of Polymer Sci & Eng, Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University
  • 1999-2001 University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Institute of Polymer Materials, Research Associate, Germany
  • 1988-1998 DuPont Japan, Technical Centre, Research Chemist
    (1990-1993 DuPont USA, Washington Works Lab. WV, Research Chemist)

Professor Yoshihiro Takiguchi

Vice President, The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.

  • 2015 Became a vice president of the graduate school
  • 2007 Founded TAK System Initiative and became the president
  • 2007 Started working at the Graduate School as a professor
  • 1982 Joined Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. as an engineer
  • 1993 to 1997 Worked at JST as a group leader and technical manager

Professor Dr. Sadayuki Ujihashi

Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics, Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • 2012- Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • 1992- Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • 1985- Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • 1973- Research Associate at Tokyo Institute of Technology

Dr. Florian Welter

Programme Coordinator, "Internationalisation of Leading-Edge Clusters, Forward-Looking Projects and Comparable Networks", Division of "Technological and Regional Innovations - Clusters", Project Management Jülich, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

  • Since 2015 Programme Coordinator, "Internationalisation of Leading-Edge Clusters, Forward-Looking Projects and Comparable Networks", Division of "Technological and Regional Innovations - Clusters", Project Management Jülich, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
  • 2013 - 2015 Research group leader at Institute of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering (IMA)/Center for Learning and Knowledge Management (ZLW) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • 2009 - 2013 Researcher at Institute of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering (IMA)/Center for Learning and Knowledge Management (ZLW) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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