December 3, 2013

2nd Russia-Japan IT&Innovative Technology Forum

DATADVANCE, along with its partners EADS Russia, Institute for Information Transmission Problems and TELUM participated in the 2nd Russia-Japan IT&Innovative Technology Forum. The Forum was held on November 26th at the Russian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. It was launched by the Rossotrudnichestvo  and Foreign IT industry Forum (Japan) jointly with Hitotsubashi University Center for Innovation Research, Russia-Japan Society, Meridian Capital and «Strategic Choice Advisory» from the Russian side. Leading Russian and Japanese academic institutions, R&D centers, IT, banking and consulting companies attended the Forum.

Forum`s goal is to discover opportunities for scientific and technological cooperation in IT & innovation for Russian and Japanese R&D centers, universities, and state development institutions.

At his speech, Sergey Morozov, DATADVANCE`s CTO, presented the company as an example of successful Russian-French partnership. He also presented the innovative technology developed by the company as well as specified the ways of scientific and technical cooperation between DATADVANCE and Japanese companies.

During the Forum DATADVANCE team established contacts and presented its products to key Japanese industrial companies such as IHI, Hitachi, Mistubishi, JGC Corporation, Orchid technology, Japan Machinery Company and leading Japanese universities – Tohoku University, Tokyo University and others. Moreover, DATADVANCE agreed on the principal terms of cooperation with one of the leading distributors of CAD/CAE software in Japan. Details of the agreement will be announced later.

Event`s program also included the presentations and panel discussions on the key trends and opportunities in IT, innovative technology development in Russia, the role of fundamental science in R&D, examples of successful commercialization of R&D results on Russian and global markets were stated. Japanese companies presented potential areas of interest for investments in Russian IT and innovation projects and innovation use cases in Asian companies. At the Forum`s closing, next steps were stipulated for further facilitation of cooperation in IT and innovation and realization of cooperation opportunities.