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Okayama University 26th “Okayama Living Lab” Open Innovation Program (O2IP) ~Thinking about future prevent ive medical services using genetic testing~ 2/20, Tuesday hybrid event

National University Corporation Okayama University
[Okayama University] 26th “Okayama Living Lab” Open Innovation Program (O2IP) ~Thinking about future preventive medical services using genetic testing~ [2/20, Tuesday hybrid event]
February 9, 2024 (Reiwa 6) National University Corporation Okayama University
[Image 1:×1474.jpg] Overview of the Open Innovation Program A diverse range of
participants, including companies from within and outside the region, local government and university officials, and local residents, freely discuss themes aimed at solving regional issues and create ideas for innovative services and products. We aim to do so. For co-sponsoring organizations that present themes for consideration, it is useful for exploring and discovering companies and researchers with unique ideas and technologies necessary for innovation. On the other hand, for local companies, researchers, students, local residents, and others participating in the program, not only can they learn about some of the innovation and problem-solving efforts of major companies and local governments, but they can also collaborate with co-sponsoring organizations. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to turn your existing technologies, research seeds, and problem recognition into new services and products and expand them nationwide.

[Date and time]
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 14:00-16:30
[Holding format] Combination of offline and online ・Offline venue Momotaro Startup Cafe (Wonder Wall, 2nd floor, ICOTNICOT, 1-8-18 Ekimae-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama City) [About the theme of this study]
In recent years, with remarkable progress in genomic medical science research, the relationship between diseases and genetic information is rapidly becoming clear. Genetic testing is used to confirm the presence or absence of mutations in specific chromosomes or genes, but recently it has become a test for preventive medicine, such as diagnosing “future disease risk” and “one’s own constitution.” Its role is expanding. It is said that many diseases are more influenced by “environmental factors” such as lifestyle habits than by “genetic factors.” In addition to the current health status obtained through health checkups and comprehensive checkups, it is also possible to address future disease risks by improving lifestyle habits based on the results obtained from genetic testing. NTT Life Sciences Corporation, which is co-sponsoring this event, provides the genetic testing service “Genovision Dock(R)”. The company, a subsidiary of the NTT Group, combines technologies such as “big data analysis,” “AI technology,” and “security” that NTT has cultivated over many years with healthcare data (genome, medical examinations, behavior, etc.) to optimize individual results. We believe that it is possible to create a standardized behavior change support service. At this Okayama Living Lab workshop, NTT Life Sciences will provide an overview of its genetic testing services. Then, by combining various data obtained through genetic testing with data, services, and equipment from the healthcare field and other fields, we can come up with ideas for preventive medical services and products, as well as services and products outside of healthcare. All participants will discuss this. When considering ideas, we encourage participants to think freely and consider ideas by combining their own knowledge and resources. We welcome a wide variety of people, including companies who want to create innovative services and products through collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, as well as university students, high school students, local residents, and local government officials who are interested in the theme. We look forward to your participation. [Next] (1) Explanation of purpose and orientation (5 minutes) (2) Presentation by co-sponsors on the theme (20-30 minutes) (3) Explanation on how to consider business ideas (5 minutes) (4) Presentation on business ideas Participant group discussion (80 minutes) (5) Group presentation and commentary on business ideas (30-40 minutes)
Mr. Kazutaka Iwatani, Business Development, Precision Service Department, NTT Life Sciences Corporation
[Target audience] Anyone who is interested in the theme can participate. However, if you wish to participate online (ZOOM), you will only be able to prepare your own device that can connect online on the day (preferably a computer or tablet rather than a smartphone).
If there are a large number of applications, we will limit the number to the first 100 people (20 people at the offline venue, 80 people at the online venue).
[How to apply for participation]
Please apply using the participation application form below
(application deadline: 12:00 on Monday, February 19, 2024).
[Sponsor] Okayama University Graduate School of Health System Integrative Science (Okayama Living Lab)
Okayama Startup Support Center Steering Committee (Momosta)
[Co-sponsored by] NTT Life Science Corporation
[Image 2:×620.jpg] [Notes] Business ideas (intellectual property rights) in this program belong to all participants, except for business ideas that are under consideration at NTT Life Sciences Corporation. However, in future commercialization, it is assumed that necessary contracts will be concluded between the parties involved.
[Image 3:×1360.jpg] Project Associate Professor Shimizu, organizer of the Open Innovation Program (O2IP)
◆Reference・Okayama University Graduate School of Health System Integrative Science・Okayama University Innovation Management Core (IMaC) Venture Support Field
・Okayama Startup Support Center Management Committee (Momotaro Startup Cafe)
・NTT Life Sciences Corporation
[Image 4:×703.jpg] ◆Contact information for this matter: Takeshi Shimizu, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Department of Health System Integrative Science, Faculty of Academic Research, Okayama University E-mail: shimizu.takeshi◎ *Please replace ◎ with @ – Okayama University Industry/Academia For inquiries regarding
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