NISTEP International Workshop on “Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in the Digital Innovation Era” on 1st March 2018

An International Workshop is organized by National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) on 1st March 2018. Those who would like to participate in the workshop should register the name and affiliation using e-mail by 23 February 2018.

There are both hope and anxiety to dramatically social changes due to the digitalization such as diffusion of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of things (IoT). In addition, as methodologies for innovation and scientific research activities become “Open” in these days, measures and platforms of science, technology and Innovation (STI) are about to change its’ qualities.

Mr. Dominique Guellec (DSTI-OECD) is invited to the workshop in order to introduce the “Digital Innovation and AI” work of OECD. The workshop is arranged to provide opportunities to think about the trends of social impacts by digitalization from both qualitative and quantitative aspects; i.e. measures in S&T foresight and open science in AI/IoT fields, and metrics for scientific knowledge in AI/IoT fields.

Under the transformation of situations in which science and innovation co-relate synchronically, possible future of STI policies such as industry-academia co-operation and STI policy implications are discussed among the participants.

Practical Information
Date: Thursday 1st March 2018, 15h00 -18h00
Venue: Conference Room of NISTEP (16B); 16th Floor, Central Government Building No.7 East Wing; 3-2-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, Japan
Language: English
Admission free but registration is obligatory.

15h00-15h10 Opening address Hiroshi Tsuboi, Director-General, NISTEP
15h10-16h10 Keynote address “Digital Innovation and Artificial Intelligence: OECD Analysis” Dominique Guellec, Head of Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI), OECD
16h10-16h20 Break
16h20-17h05 Session: Changes in Innovation 1: qualitative aspects “Science and Technology Foresight for AI/IoT fields and Open Science” Nobuyuki Shirakawa, Senior Research Fellow, NISTEP; Kazuhiro Hayashi, Senior Research Fellow, NISTEP
17h05-17h50 Session: Changes in Innovation 2: quantitative aspects “Measurement of Innovation in AI/IoT fields using linked dataset of science, technology and industry” Kazuyuki Motohashi, Professor of University of Tokyo and Visiting Research Fellow of NISTEP
17h50-18h00 Closing Remarks Naoki Saito, Deputy Director-General, NISTEP

Brief C.V. of Mr. Dominique Guellec
Dominique Guellec is Head of the Science and Technology Policy Division (STP) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
He joined the OECD in 1995, working on statistics and economic policy analysis of science, innovation and growth. In 2004-05, he was Chief Economist of the European Patent Office (EPO).
He has authored several books and many articles on patents, innovation and economic growth. His (co-)publications in English include The Economics of the European Patent System (Oxford University Press, 2007); and From R&D to Productivity Growth: the Sources of Knowledge spillovers and their Interaction (Oxford Review of Economics and Statistics, 2004).

For detailed information of the Workshop: contact to Mr. Nobuyuki Shirakawa
Science and Technology Foresight Center (STFC), NISTEP
For registration: name and affiliation are obligatorily required.
E-mail: seminar-stfc-b[at]