The University of Electro-Communications (UEC) held an open day for industry on June 14th. The events were planned to strengthen collaboration between industry-academia-government and consisted of parallel talks that were outlined during an opening address by Kazushi Nakano, Member of Board of Directors, UEC, Tokyo.
The sessions included talks on artificial intelligence (AI), big data, internet of things (IoT), and health, medicine and measurement control.
The presentations were well received with lively discussions, especially on the industrial applications of research on AI, IoT, and healthcare.
The day's events also included laboratory tours, where the participants were divided into eight groups and each visited four departments.
During the "contest for making things", graduate students gave presentations about ideas and research aimed at starting their own businesses. Ryuhei Makino, a first year of doctoral student at the Department of Informatics, received an "excellence" award from the organizers.
Later, approximately 40 people from 20 companies joined a networking meeting after the day's events.