SIP Symposium 2020
The Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) is a national project that aims to: resolve highly important themes for the general public through cooperation in the national government and across different fields; promote research and development through seamless cooperation from basic research to implementation and commercialization on 12 themes that are important for the Japanese economy and industry; and achieve innovation in science and technology.
SIP Symposium 2020 was held in the third year after commencement of the second phase of SIP.
The symposium started with a keynote lecture “Future Society Opened Up by Li-ion Batteries” by Akira Yoshino, Honorary Fellow of Asahi Kasei Corp. who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019. Akira Sudo, Executive Director in charge of SIP, then gave an overview of SIP, and the program directors of 12 themes delivered presentations on the progress. During the symposium, Shinji Inoue, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office, arrived at the venue after the end of a session of the Diet to give a welcome speech. The symposium closed with remarks by Kazuhito Hashimoto, Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation and chairman of the SIP Governing Board.
- Tuesday, November 17, 2020
- Bellesalle Shibuya First
- SIP-adus (automated driving for universal services)
Seigo Kuzumaki, Program Director
◆ Event Report(Japanese only)