IEN Symposium: Tokyo 2012

Innovation Ecosystems in Learning Technologies and Education

New approaches to learning emphasize connecting the nodes and navigating the network to build content with context. This approach is equally relevant for building the new innovation ecosystems for learning technologies and education as relationships between investors, people and companies channel the flow of talent, information and financial resources.

With case studies and data-driven visualizations, this workshop will explore hidden insights from network analysis and analyze critical factors that influence the innovation ecosystems in education and learning technologies. Leading corporate innovation executives, business network orchestrators, policy analysts, technology transfer experts and academics are invited to participate in co-creating new understanding and visions!

This international symposium is organized by the Innovation Ecosystems Network and is supported by the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo; Media X at Stanford University; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; and Tampere University of Technology. It continues the conversations started at the 2010 Innovation Ecosystems Workshop at Stanford University, the Summit in July 2011 at Stanford, and the workshop in September 2011 at MindTrek/Tampere University of Technology.


8:30-9:00 Registration


Welcoming Remarks: Toshio Okamoto (University of Electro-Communications)

Program Outline: Neil Rubens (University of Electro-Communications)

9:15-9:45    Opening Session:
● Transformational Forces in Innovation Ecosystems: Martha G. Russell (Stanford)

9.45-10:00 Break

10:00-11:30 Session 1: Networked educational and learning institutions
● Researchmap, building an ecosystem of the research information: Noriko Arai (National Institute of Informatics)
● Scaling-out: an innovation strategy that amplifies local values: Hiroshi Tamura (University of Tokyo / Hakuhodo)
● Mobility as Resource for Diffusion in EIT ICT Labs: Jukka Huhtamäki (Tampere University of Technology)
● User Behavior Analysis in Social TV Services: Narichika Hamaguchi (NHK Labs)
● Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Neal Burns (University of Texas, Austin)
● The Development of Service Science Research Community: Yuriko Sawatani (JST)

11:30-12:45 Lunch & Networking

12:45-13:00    Special Presentation
Business Networks & Ecosystems: Kimihiko Iwamura (Valley Breeze Consulting)

13:00-14:30     Session 2: Network Co-Creation
● Building a Relationship Ecosystems for Business-University Collaboration: Takao Shudo (Konica Minolta)
● Branding Lessons for Innovative Cities: Camilla Yu (TAPTIN)
● Current Issues in Entrepreneur Education at Japanese Universities: Emi Miyachi (MM Incubation Partners, Keio Research Institute)
● Learning Solutions Research Programme: Innovations in Mobile Learning: Jari Multisilta (University of Helsinki)
● An Ecosystem of Co-creation in a Learning Community: Kaisa Still (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)

14:30 – 15:00   Break

15:00 – 16:30   Session 3: Network Analytics
● From Observation, Design, to Recommendation of Science & Technology: Yuya Kajikawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
● Visual Analytics for Innovation Ecosystem Intelligence: Rahul Basole (Georgia Institute of Technology)
● Learning Networks: Neil Rubens (University of Electro-Communications)

16:30 – 17:00   Discussion/Wrap up:  Innovation Ecosystems for Learning Technologies and Education
Facilitator: M. G. Russell (Stanford), Commentators: J. Multisilta (University of Helsinki), A. Beznodrov (UBS)

18:00 – 20:00   Networking and Snacks & Beer


University of Electro-Communications (Tokyo), Graduate School of Information Systems (IS), room 233 

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Hotel Twins Chofu (~ 7,400 JPY / person), Creston Hotel Chofu (~ 12,000 JPY / person)


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