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We change the world ~We Shift, World Shift ~
Global social innovator speech
Contributing to Asian developing countries’ social opening and internationalization by setting up a Ryushoku program

Host: City Planning Bureau, City of Osaka  Operator: innovate!osaka

We change the world ~We Shift, World Shift ~ Global social innovator speech Contributing to Asian developing countries’ social opening and internationalization by setting up a Ryushoku program

The aim for this project is to build business plans to change the world through seminars by speakers engaged in innovative activities and workshops* aided by mentors such as experienced entrepreneurs, which is designed for young people with strong will to change the world and to make a difference in the world embracing the ideals “We Shift, World Shift” to solve the social problems via the business.

We will support you with the ideas as follows!
“I want to solve development subject in the developing countries via the business”
“We want to solve the common social problems in the developed countries through the business!”

For the third seminar of W-SHIFT project, a lecture will be given by Daichi Konuma, Co-Founder and CEO of CROSS FIRLDS, an NPO which sponsors “Ryushoku” programs prepared in cross-sector collaboration with enterprises, public administration and NPO.
The “Ryushoku”, is a program for employees of Japanese companies to work at NPO or NGO in developing countries for several months, using skills of their primary jobs to approach and solve social problems together with locals. This is the win-win model for developing countries and Japanese companies; making contributions to social problem solution in developing countries, developing global employees of their own during activities and creating innovations.

Date and time

6:00pm -7:35pm, Tuesday, October 15, 2013
(Reception desk opens at 5:30pm.)

Program

18:00 to 18:05  Greeting
Masaaki Yoshikawa, Director General of Urban Planning Bureau, the City of Osaka
18:05 to 18:45  Lecture
”Contributing to Asian developing countries’ social opening and
internationalization by setting up a Ryushoku program”
Daichi Konuma, Co-Founder and CEO, CROSS FIELDS
18:45 to 19:05  Discussion session
19:05 to 19:35  Question and Answer session
19:35 to 21:00  Networking session

<Lecturer>
Daichi Konuma, Co-Founder and CEO, CROSS FIELDS
MA in Sociology, Hitotsubashi University. Two years of field experience as a JICA volunteer, Syrian Arab Republic. Acquired business management skills at McKinsey & Company. May 2011, co-founded CROSS FIELDS; CEO ever since.

Place

Seminar: Osaka Innovation Hub (OIH)
Networking session: Global Venture Habitat Osaka (GVH Osaka)
GVH Osaka is located next to OIH.

Address: 7th Floor, Grand Front Osaka Tower-C
3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
The detailed access

Participation fee

Seminar: free
Networking session: JPY1,000-

※Please make a payment at reception.

Participants

・Students or younger members of the society aspiring to becoming social entrepreneur (intrapreneur)
・Having strong will to change the world and be active internationally by solving social challenges through business

Condition for participation

None

Number of Participants

Seminar: 20 (first-come basis)
Exchange Meeting: those who are interested out of seminar participants (Advanced reservations required)

Precautions

Pictures and movies filmed during this whole event will be used for sending information, and reports in the media are also anticipated. Please understand and realize that your image can be included in articles, footage and so forth. All the participants are considered to have agreed on this matter in advance.

Contact

Innovate!osaka office
TEL: 06-6359-3004 (Mon.-Fri. 10:00-20:30 *Except for public holidays and new-year-holidays)
Inquiry form

*This project is operated by innovate!osaka which is organized by Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, SunBridge Global Ventures Inc., Urban Innovation Institute and Osaka Urban Industry Promotion Center, under entrustment by Osaka City.

Application deadline

6:00pm, Friday, October 11, 2013

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