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METI Holds CEATEC JAPAN 2018 “Connected Industries” Conference

October 16, 2018

“Connected Industries” is Japan’s conceptual framework in which industries will create new added value and develop the solutions to various societal problems through creating connections between various facets of modern life. As part of the efforts for promoting the policy concept, on October 16, 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held a conference.

METI held the conference as a pre-event to the CEATEC JAPAN 2018 exhibition. It presented an overview of the progress in the efforts involving the “Connected Industries” policy and held discussions on the subjects of [i] expansion of the target areas in the field of monodzukuri and [ii] co-creation of innovations between AI venture businesses and large or mid-ranking companies.

1. Background and purpose

“Connected Industries” is Japan’s conceptual framework in which industries will create new added value and develop the solutions to various societal problems through creating connections between various facets of modern life, including people, goods and technologies, beyond the borders of companies, industries and generations. Since the release of the concept in March 2017, METI has been advancing efforts to achieve the policy concept.

This conference was held as a pre-event to the “Connected Industries” Symposium held on October 16 (Tue.), 2018. It focused on two specific subjects selected from a variety of efforts for achieving the Connected Industries policy concept: [i] the field of monodzukuri and [ii] collaboration between AI start-up businesses and large or mid-ranking companies, and explained the details of the related efforts.

2. Outline of the conference

Date: October 15 (Mon.), 2018; from 17:00 to 17:55
Venue: Yamabuki Room, fourth floor, Palace Hotel Tokyo
Organizer: METI
Supporter: Secretariat of CEATEC JAPAN
Participants: Board of members of business management from the industrial players (e.g., venture businesses and large companies), the press, and others

3. Associated event

Title: CEATEC JAPAN 2018 “Connected Industries” Symposium
Date and time: October 16 (Tue.), 2018; from 10:00 to 13:00
Venue: Room 301, third floor, International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe
Organizer: METI
Outline: Discussions on the latest situations of industrial efforts involving promotion of using industrial data, collaboration between AI start-up businesses and large or mid-ranking companies and the development of AI human resources as well as discussions on future directions for these issues

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Information Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

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