Opening Ceremony October 1, 2020

Announcement of opening ceremony

September 1, 2020
Institute of Mathematical and Energy Conversion Engineering

“Waseda University Open Innovation Strategy Research Organization
Opening Ceremony of “Next Generation Heat Pump Technology Strategic Research Consortium”

Dear Sirs, I would like to express my sincere congratulations to all of you for the remaining heat. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your continued patronage.

At Waseda University, as part of its research promotion for the realization of WASEDA, which shines in the world. We are promoting the Waseda Open Innovation Valley Initiative, which creates a global open innovation environment. In 2018, it was selected as an open innovation organization development project by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and in response to this, the Open Innovation Strategic Research Organization was established, and strategic research on energy conversion technologies such as heat pump technology was made one of the pillars of the organization.
Heat pump technology is rapidly spreading from its excellent energy saving to refrigeration, air conditioning, hot water supply equipment, etc. On the other hand, there are many common issues such as global warming problems caused by refrigerants and the long-circuiting between actual operation and standard performance.
Therefore, the “Next Generation Heat Pump Technology Strategic Research Consortium” will be established to solve common issues of heat pump technology in industry-academia collaboration and conduct strategic research and development necessary for further promotion of heat pump technology. The opening ceremony will be held as follows, so please join us.

Kind regards

Notes

1. Date: Thursday, October 1, 13:30-15:30
2. Venue: Research Innovation Center, Waseda University (Building 121) (New Research Building opened in April)
B101 Conference Room
3. Number of participants: About 50 (1/4 or less of the capacity, consider using video conferences together)
4. Schedule
(1) Opening Remarks [13:30~13:35]
Hironori Kasahara, Deputy President (Director-General)
(2) Congratulations [13:35~14:10]
・Takuya Saito, Director, Industrial Cooperation and Regional Support Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (*under adjustment)
Mr. Mitsuho Miyahara, Director, Chemical Substances Management Division, Manufacturing Industry Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Mr. Kuniaki Kawamura, President, Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Association (Maekawa Works)
Mr. Takashi Yoshimura, General Manager, Industrial Technology Division, Keidanren
Mr. Taima Nishizaki, Chairman, Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems)
Mr. Tsune Yoshioka, General Manager of NEDO Energy Conservation Department
・ Representative of Participating Companies Toshiyuki Takagi, Senior Vice President, Appliance Company, Panasonic Corporation
(3) Consortium [14:10~14:25]
Chairman Kiyoshi Saito (Director, Institute of Mathematical and Energy Conversion Engineering)
(4) Special Lecture [14:25~15:25]
・Waseda Open Innovation Valley Initiative (tentative name) Hironori Kasahara, Deputy President
・ Expectations for heat pumps from the point of seeing from the architectural field (tentative name) Professor Shin-1 Tanabe, Faculty of Creative Science and Technology
(5) Closing Remarks [15:25~15:30]
Yoshiaki Nakatani, Vice President, Open Innovation Strategy Research Organization