OIST Talks: Tak Niinami

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Tak Niinami, CEO of Suntory Holdings Ltd, talks to OIST President Peter Gruss about the future of industry-academia collaboration, the future of food, and Japanese innovation.

0:00 - Intro
0:04 - Why talk with Tak Niinami today?
0:32 - What are your impressions of OIST?
01:31 - Is there momentum for stronger collaboration between academia and industry in the pandemic?
02:04 - How can we drive innovation at a faster pace?
03:40 - How do we communicate the "dreams" of scientists to society?
05:25 - How can we encourage more innovation in Japan?
08:32 - What if Suntory and OIST were to collaborate?
09:20 - How can science help to solve challenges in the food industry?
12:23 - How can industry and academia cooperate more?
13:27 - What can we do to bring out the best in Japan?

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