The “Global Innovation Forum” (PDF brochure) was held online on January 20, 2021, hosted by Japan Innovation Center and co-sponsored by Kyoto University. Japan Innovation Center was established in 2019 and is owned and operated by New Frontier Capital Management Hong Kong.
The Global Innovation Forum attracted a variety of attendees from various areas of the globe.

The central theme of the Forum was on the global “Industry-Government-University” collaboration model. The Forum invited speakers from both the government and academia including India Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT), Zhejiang University, Skolkovo Foundation and Kenya Investment Authority who are partners institutions of New Frontier Capital Management Hong Kong and have signed a collaborative MOU. Cornell University also joined which New Frontier Capital Management Hong Kong plans to sign an MOU with. Together with global startups and fund managers who attended from all over the world, each of the speakers presented their initiatives on innovation.

From Japan, Mr. Tanaka, Vice-Minister for International Affairs of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), delivered the main guest speech to represent the “government” sector and, from the “university” space, Professor Colpan and Professor Koda of Kyoto University offered a Special Lecture for the Forum.

New Frontier Capital Management Hong Kong reaffirms the importance of innovation arising from every region of the world and aims to further its global innovation ecosystem.

1. Forum Details (PDF brochure)
– Date January 20, 2021
– Venue Online (Zoom)
– Host Japan Innovation Center (Co-host: NFCM Hong Kong)
– Co-Sponsor Kyoto University

2. Agenda

17:00 – 17:05 Greetings
17:05 – 17:10 Main Guest Speech: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
17:10 – 17:25 Special Lecture 1: Kyoto University
17:25 – 17:40 Special Lecture 2: Kyoto University
17:40 – 18:10 Presentation by Partners – “Initiatives for Innovation”
India Institute of Technology-Hyderabad, Zhejiang University, Skolkovo Foundation, Kenya Investment Authority, Cornell University
18:10 – 18:45 Panel Discussion
Startups: VisionLabs (Russia), Lionano (USA), Myriota (Australia), Kyulux (Japan)
PE/VC Funds: AAIC (Afrca), Da Vinci Capital (Russia), InterValley Ventures (Australia)
Academia: Cornell University (USA)
18:45 – 18:50 NFCM “Industry-Government-University” Collaboration Model
18:50 – 18:55 Closing Remarks