Mr. Naoki Izumiya

10 Mar 2019
Tomomi Okubo

“To foster the startup ecosystem in Japan, it is important that large companies open up their assets to startups as well as support them through M&A. Also, universities can play an important role to dig out and nurture seeds of deep tech science buried within the campus, and integrate expertise and data which companies have accumulated,” says Mr. Naoki Izumiya on behalf of industry. (Vice Chair of the Board of Councilors and Chair of the Committee on New Business and Medium Enterprises KEIDANREN, Chairman and Representative Director of Asahi Group Holdings Ltd.)

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