The Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Studies and the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University hosted the 7th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference in Fukuoka, Japan. The conference was held at the Ito campus, Kyushu University, on November 18, 2016, and at ACROS Fukuoka on November 19 and 20, 2016.

The conference brought together scholars, including doctoral students, working on economics, management, and law, with a focus on innovation. The aim of the conference is to foster interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge. Sessions included contributed papers, keynote presentations and panel discussions. 

Conference dates: November 18 (Friday), 19 (Saturday), and 20 (Sunday) 2016
Venues:Ito campus, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, JAPAN (18th)
ACROS Fukuoka, 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0001, JAPAN (19 & 20th)
Conference Theme: Innovation and Energy

The conference was held in English.

 

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Stuart Graham - Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology; Former Chief Economist of the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Prof. Katsuhiko Hirose - Project General Manager, R&D Management Division, Toyota Motor Corporation; I2CNER, Kyushu University
  • Prof. Adam Jaffe - Director of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, New Zealand; Queensland University of Technology
  • Prof. Julia Lane - Wagner School of Public Policy at New York University
  • Prof. Keun Lee - Department of Economics, Director of Institute of Economic Research, Ceoul National University; Director of Centre for Economic Catch-Up, Korea
  • Prof. Josh Lerner - Investment Banking and Unit Head, Entrepreneurial Management, Harvard Business School
  • Prof. Petros Sofronis - Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Director of I2CNER, Kyushu University
  • Prof. Edward Steinmueller - Information and Communication Technology Policy (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit), University of Sussex
  • Prof. Frank Wolak - Department of Economics, Stanford University; Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Simona Fabrizi (Senior Lecturer, School of Economics and Finance, Massey University)  
  • Prof. Jin-Li Hu (Institute of Business and Management, National Chiao Tung University)
  • Prof. Toshihiro Matsumura (Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo)
  • Prof. Noriaki Matsushima (Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University)
  • Prof. Hiroshi Ohashi (Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo)
  • Prof. Ivan Png (School of Business, Department of Strategy and Policy, National University of Singapore)
  • Prof. Basil Sharp (Department of Economics, Business School, Director of the Energy Centre, University of Auckland) 
  • Prof. Beth Webster (Director of the Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology)

Roundtable by the Chief Economists of the WIPO, the USPTO, and the EPO

  • Dr. Carsten Fink (Chief Economist, World Intellectual Property Organization)
  • Prof. Yann Ménière (Chief Economist, European Patent Office)
  • Dr. Alan Marco (Chief Economist, United States Patent and Trademark Office)
  • Prof. Sadao Nagaoka (Advisor, Japan Patent Office)

Moderator: Prof. Stuart Graham (Georgia Institute of Technology; Former Chief Economist of the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Roundtable "Energy Market Design and Innovation"

  • Prof. Tatsuo Hatta (President of Asian Growth Research Institute; Chairman of Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission, Japan)
  • Prof. Basil Sharp (Department of Economics, Business School, Director of the Energy Centre, University of Auckland)
  • Assoc. Prof. Hiroaki Watanabe (Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University) 
  • Prof. Frank Wolak (Department of Economics, Stanford University; Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development; Former Chair of the Market Surveillance Committee of the California Independent System Operator for electricity supply industry in California (January 1, 1998 to March 31, 2011))

Moderator: Prof. Toshihiro Matsumura (Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo; Member of Regulatory Reform Council and Member, WG of Green Innovation, Committee of Regulation and Institution Reform of Government Revitalization Unit)

Scope

Innovation, disruptive creation, and the path to the future continue to be interdisciplinary in practice and research. Continuing with the APIC tradition, we look forward to the participation of researchers in fields such as economics, law, engineering, design, and others, practitioners, and private and public sectors who deal with innovation. In terms of technology, there will be a special focus on energy. 

The scope of the conference topics include:

  • Innovation policy including basic research, applied research, and implementation of innovation
  • Intellectual property to promote innovation
  • Intellectual property challenges of new technologies
  • Competition policy issues
  • Market design and pricing to promote alternative energy and other innovations
  • Social innovation
  • Standards and intellectual property challenges related to alternative energy and other new technologies
  • Lessons in history regarding innovation and new energy
  • Risk management associated with energy and other new technologies
  • Legal and other social institutions

 

Local Hosts

Conference Chair:
Prof. Reiko Aoki (Japan Fair Trade Commission)

Conference Co-Chairs:
Prof. Sadao Nagaoka (Tokyo Keizai University)
Prof. Akiya Nagata (Kyushu University) 
Prof. Petros Sofronis (Kyushu University)

Hosting Organization: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Studies (CSTIPS), Kyushu University

Co-Hosting Organization: International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER), Kyushu University

Sponsors

  • Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University

Contact and General Enquiries

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the local organizing committee.

Assist. Prof. Kana Moroga
Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Studies, Kyushu University
744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan (Ito Campus, Kyushu University).

E-mail: apic2016@sti.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Scientific Committee

  • Professor Reiko Aoki  Japan Fair Trade Commission
  • Professor Jong-Rong Chen National Central University
  • Professor Thomas Clarke  University of Technology Sydney
  • Dr Carsten Fink World Intellectual Property Organisation
  • Professor Susy Frankel  Victoria University of Wellington
  • Professor Christine Greenhalgh  University of Oxford
  • Professor Can Haung  Zhejiang University
  • Associate Professor Albert Hu National University Singapore
  • Professor Adam Jaffe Motu and Queensland University of Technology
  • Professor Show-Ling Jang  National Taiwan University
  • Professor Paul Jensen University of Melbourne
  • Professor Sunil Kanwar University of Delhi
  • Professor Hui-Lin Lin National Taiwan University
  • Professor Elisabeth Mueller German Graduate School of Management and Law
  • Professor Sadao Nagaoka Tokyo Keizai University
  • Professor Keun Lee Seoul National University
  • Professor Beth Webster  Swinburne University of Technology
  • Professor Xiaobo Wu Zhejiang University
  • Professor Peter Yu  Texas-A&M University and University of Hong Kong

Local Organising Committee

  • Professor Reiko Aoki (Chair, Japan Fair Trade Commission)
  • Professor Akiya Nagata (Co-Chair, Faculty of Economics and Director of CSTIPS, Kyushu University)
  • Professor Petros Sofronis (Co-Chair, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Director of I2CNER, Kyushu University)
  • Professor Sadao Nagaoka (Co-Chair, Faculty of Economics, Tokyo Keizai University; Program Director at RIETI)
  • Professor Yaichi Aoshima (Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)
  • Associate Professor Ryu Kojima (Faculty of Law, Kyushu University)
  • Professor Shunsuke Managi (Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University)
  • Assistant Professor Kana Moroga (CSTIPS, Kyushu University)
  • Professor Shigeo Muto (Department of Business Economics, School of Management, Tokyo University of Science)
  • Professor Hiroshi Ohashi (Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo)
  • Professor Yuka Ohno (Graduate School of Economics, Hokkaido University)
  • Associate Professor Atsushi Ohyama (Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)
  • Professor Yoshimi Okada (Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)
  • Professor Hiroyuki Okamuro (Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)
  • Professor Masabumi Suzuki (Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University)
  • Professor Tetsuo Wada (Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
  • Professor Makoto Yokoo (Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University)

Contact and General Enquiries

Email: apic2016@sti.kyushu-u.ac.jp