Updated Hack Osaka 2017 Event Report!

The 5th annual Global Innovation Conference, Hack Osaka 2017 was held on February 9.
This year’s theme was “The Power of Design for Innovative culture.”
Over 700 audiences came and enjoyed the event indeed.

We have updated our report on the event’s Stage Arena part, which includes
speeches and the panel discussion, full of passion!
◆Event report

Global Challenger’s Talk
Changes to Approach in Design Driven by Startups – Naofumi Tsuchiya ( CEO of Goodpatch, Inc.)
Lessons from Bristol – Enabling a Culture of Innovation, What Has 800 Years of Trade Taught Us? – Nick Sturge (Director of Engineshed)
Urban Redesign: How a City of Manufacturing Transformed into the Heart of the Startup Ecosystem – Jeffry McDaniel (Executive in Residence)
Education and the Japanese Startup Ecosystem – Ajay Revels (Researcher of Politemachine)
Panel Discussion
“What is Open Innovation City Osaka?” – Nick Sturge, Jeffry McDaniel, Ajay Revels, Masaaki Yoshikawa
International Pitch Contest
10 entrepreneurs selected from among many applicants from all over the world competed. The theme was digital health, smart city, travel tech.
Award Ceremony
The winners of the International Pitch Contest and the Monozukuri World Cup 2017 were announced.
◆Learn more about Hack Osaka!