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Connected Industries International Symposium Held

With advent of the progress of IoT and big data and the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) derived from the development of the fourth industrial revolution, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been promoting the “Connected Industries” policy concept, a future industrial vision to create new added value or overcome societal challenges through a variety of connection among social elements. On November 30, 2017, as part of the event titled the “International Robot Exhibition 2017,” METI and the Robot Revolution Initiative of Japan (RRI) jointly organized and held the first Connected Industries International Symposium, bringing together over 1,000 participants from both inside and outside Japan under the theme of “Future of the Manufacturing Industry.”

1. Outline of the symposium

At the beginning of the symposium, Mr. Kosaburo Nishime, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, delivered opening remarks concerning the current situation surrounding the Connected Industries policy concept and future direction for the realization of “Connected Industries”. Following this, worldwide top-runners playing a leading role from the World Economic Forum (WEF), Japan, Germany, China and the United States made presentations. These opportunities contributed to enriching participants’ understanding on the future vision of the manufacturing industry and necessary actions to achieve the vision. The overall details of the symposium will be publicized through the METI Channel on the YouTube website in the near future.



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[Opening remarks]

METI State Minister Nishime

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[Keynote speech] WEF

Topic: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Society 5.0(PDF:3,944KB)PDF

Mr. David Aikman, Member of the Executive Committee, WEF

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[Speech 1] Japan

Topic: Public-private collaboration and RRI for Connected Industries(PDF:1,184KB)PDF

Mr. Hideaki Omiya, Chairperson, RRI

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[Speech 2] Germany

Topic: Industrie 4.0 needs international action(PDF:1,129KB)PDF

Mr. Markus Heß, Deputy Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (MBWi)

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[Speech 3] China

Topic: "Made in China 2025" and Industrial Internet(PDF:1,487KB)PDF

Ms. Li Haihua, Vice Chief Engineer, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)

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[Speech 4] The United States

Topic: IIC: An introduction to the consortium and overview of Industrial Analytics Work(PDF:5,242KB)PDF

Mr. Wael William Diab, Chair of Industrial Analytics TG, Technology WG and Liaison WG. SC Member, IIC

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2. Video clip describing a future vision titled “Envision the Future of Japanese Manufacturing: When Traditional Factory Connects to Digital World”

Taking the opportunity of the symposium, METI and RRI also released a video clip describing a future vision titled "Envision the Future of Japanese Manufacturing: When Traditional Factory Connects to Digital World."

Companies having cooperated in shooting the video clip are as follows:
Asai Seisakusho Co., Ltd.(screw manufacture in Soka City, Saitama Prefecture), Iwasa Haguruma Seisakusho(gear manufacture in Ota Ward, Tokyo), and Goto Hatsujo Co., Ltd.(spring manufacture in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture).

To see the video clip titled "Envision the Future of Japanese Manufacturing: When Traditional Factory Connects to Digital World", click hereexternal link(in Japanese).

Release date

December 1, 2017

Division in Charge

Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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