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Report−65−Synthesiology - English edition Vol.5 No.1 (2012) (JSSPRM) and AIST. In this workshop, the methodology of synthesis science will be discussed. We also hope to step into the innovation theory, give specific examples of methods for promoting innovation, and deepen mutual understanding.As the keynote address, we shall hear from Dr. Ono of AIST on the “Methodology for the establishment of synthetic knowledge.” Then, Prof. Ken Senoh of The University of Tokyo will give a special lecture, “Innovation and synthesiology – How knowledge creation and restructuring can be useful in converting the social value and strengthening the industrial competitiveness.” Finally, Prof. Senoh, Dr. Sumikura of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and Dr. Akamatsu of AIST will join us in the panel discussion entitled “From knowledge integration to innovation creation.”[Keynote Lecture] Methodology for the establishment of synthetic knowledgeAkira Ono (Editor-in-Chief, Synthesiology; AIST)Much time is needed for the basic scientific research to get out into the real society, and many scientific results become lost in the process. How do we overcome this “valley of death” or “period of nightmare” of research? I wish to establish the methodology through Synthesiology.[Opening Address]Naoto Kobayashi (Vice Editor-in-Chief, Synthesiology; Waseda University)What can we, or those of us involved in “academics” and “research,” do in the face of the difficulties that stand before us including the global economic crisis, the high yen rate, the floods in Thailand, the decelerating growth of emerging countries, the recovery from the enormous earthquake, and the massive national deficit? I think we must utilize the products of R&D in society and create and accelerate innovations.Synthesiology aims to practice the science of synthesis and accelerate innovation, by integrating the scientific findings and technologies. The Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management studies the proposal, planning, management, intellectual property, and technology management to enable the utilization of science and technology toward innovations. However, looking at the real world, even if an excellent research result or technology is created, that alone will not lead directly to innovation or be accepted into society.Then what must be done to promote innovation? This workshop is a place to discuss the “methodology to link synthetic knowledge to innovation,” and it is held jointly by Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management Synthesiology Editorial BoardThis is a report of the synthesiology workshop “Synthesiology through knowledge integration to innovation” at the Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management, held at the Tokiwa Campus, Yamaguchi University in October 2011.Synthesiology through knowledge integration to innovation[Translation from Synthesiology, Vol.5, No.1, p.62-68 (2012)]Synthesiology Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management (JSSPRM)


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