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New Year's greetings / 新年のあいさつ

posted Jan 4, 2016, 4:12 PM by PARC Osaka University   [ updated Feb 21, 2016, 6:23 PM ]
Happy New Year!

This year heralds the 10th year for the Photonics Advanced Research Center, a critical juncture for our organization. During this time we have striven to be an organization that creates industrial innovation in photonics while exploring new forms of industry-university collaboration and while engaging in many challenging initiatives. Our aggressive stance toward interdisciplinary integration is already churning out results in the form of commercialized devices and photonics venture companies. We believe our next step is to grow the Photonics Center into a global photonics center to which leading photonics companies will converge and to which we will attract the world’s brightest researchers and engineers.

The Photonics Center has also developed a platform for talent development through the promotion of international joint research programs with Asian research institutes in which graduate students and young researchers frequently visit from/to Japan. Our next desire is to form a research network between the world’s photonics research institutes and to deploy a global “brain circulation-type” talent development program as we pave the way on the photonics platform in a new academic area on a global scale.

also approached for our annual Photonics Day, which will be held on Wednesday afternoon, January 27. The slogan for this year is “Osaka University changes the world with light!” Dr. Eiichi Maruyama, an Advisory Committee member, will deliver the keynote, “Japan’s Science and Technology,” which will be followed by presentations on the Photonics Center’s past initiatives for innovation creation and future Center initiatives. We look forward to an active and enthusiastic discussion with all of you on the future of the Photonics Center.

We wish you all the best and look forward to serving in the new year.

January 5th, 2016

Yasushi Inouye, Executive Director of Photonics Center, Osaka University













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