Seminar/Workshop Series for Researcher Professional Development Vol. 11
(Online Seminar)

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This is the Seminar/Workshop Series for Researcher Professional Development, held regularly by “the Comprehensive Support Project for the Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers.” Participation is free of charge, and please feel free to invite others and join in.


How Do Researchers Make a Social Impact?: The Mindset to Create Social Value from Academia

Date & Time

Monday, January 17, 2022 at 16:00–18:00


Have you ever thought that your research or expertise is too high-level and so is directly unrelated to the creation of social value? You may be overlooking chances to pave the way for new values or open up a new world, due to an unconscious manner of your own thinking way. In this seminar, Prof. Kagami, who has fostered highly creative next-generation researchers, will cover a mindset required for the researchers who can make a social impact. We can also learn how he has provided entrepreneurship educational programs that foster this. Why don't you update your perspective in this opportunity?


  • The mindset required for researchers in current movements of the world
  • Entrepreneurship educational programs that will increase your competency
  • Q&A Session


Dr. Shigeo KAGAMI
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering/Deputy Director General, Division of University Corporate Relations, the University of Tokyo

Dr. Shigeo KAGAMI holds a BA from the Faculty of Commerce and Management, Hitostubashi University, an MBA from IMEDE (predecessor of IMD) based in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Business Management from Case Western Reserve University. He served as a founding partner of Corporate Directions, Inc. (CDI) after leaving Boston Consulting Group and later served as CDI's Managing Director. In 2002, he became a lecturer for the Corporate Sponsored Research Programs at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Tokyo and was appointed as a professor and General Manager at the Division of University Corporate Relations (formerly, the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Division of University Corporate Relations), in 2004. He served as auditor at the University of Tokyo Edge Capital Co., Ltd. (UTEC) from 2004 to 2013 and was appointed as a professor and General Manager of the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship from 2013 to March 2020. He has served in his current position since April 2020. He is also a current president of the Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs. In 2005, he created the University of Tokyo Entrepreneur Dojo and launched various entrepreneurship education programs. He serves as the University of Tokyo's representative in the MEXT's Exploration and Development of Global Entrepreneurship for the NEXT Generation (EDGE-NEXT) program. In FY 2021, as a program manager, he further started the Greater Tokyo Innovation Ecosystem (GTIE) program, one of the MEXT's STRAT projects. as a program manager.


Zoom Webinar
※Participation is free of charge.
※This seminar can be viewed only in Japanese.
※Zoom information will be sent via email to those who have applied for participation by Friday, January 14.

Target Participants

  • Researchers (regardless of research career or research field), graduate students aiming to become researchers, and people from universities, research institutes, or companies who take interest in researcher development.
  • Up to 1,000 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application for Participation

Please apply using the form below. Once your application is complete, you will receive an automatic e-mail reply from us.
Application deadline: Thursday, January 13, 2022 at noon

Application Form

※Applications will be closed when the capacity is reached.

※We would like to receive your questions in advance. If you have any questions to the speaker, please put them in the designated space of the Application Form. The deadline for accepting questions is Friday, January 7, 2022 at noon.

How to Participate

1. Using Zoom

Please join in using Zoom in one of the following ways.
The necessary information including URL, meeting ID, and passcode will be sent to you via e-mail at a later date.

■Using the app
Please install the Zoom app from this page in advance.

■Using a browser
If you are unable to use the Zoom app, you can also participate using your web browser. If you are using a browser, please visit this page to create a Zoom account.

2. Notes

■Please upgrade or reinstall the latest version of the app even if you have already installed the Zoom app. If you have an older version of the app, you may not be able to access the seminar.

■Please check this page for the recommended system requirements.

■We recommend checking the settings of your device and network in advance (Zoom test meeting).

■Please make sure you have a stable connection on the day of the seminar. If you are unable to participate in the seminar due to your connection, device, or network settings, JST will not be able to assist you. Also, JST will not be responsible for any inconvenience caused to you regarding the use of Zoom.

■We prohibit any recording, including "screen-shots," other audio or visual copying of the seminar.

Contact for Inquiries

Comprehensive Support Project Office for the Strategic Professional Development Program for Young Researchers
Office of Developing Human Resources for R&D Programs
Japan Science and Technology Agency