INNOVATING TOGETHER: The Global Forum on Industry-UNAI Hub University Collaboration (IUCG Forum 2023) was held

On Tuesday, November 7, Nagaoka University of Technology held an “INNOVATING TOGETHER: The Global Forum on Industry-UNAI Hub University Collaboration” focused on collaboration between higher education institutions and industry. This forum was hosted by the Nagaoka University of Technology GIGAKU Techno Park Network, together with the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Headquarters and the overseas universities appointed as UNAI SDG Hub Universities; it was held in a hybrid format online and at a local venue, city hall, Aore Nagaoka.

The event began with an opening address by Dr. Shigeharu KAMADO, President of Nagaoka University of Technology, followed by greetings and from Mr. Masahiro MIYAO, Chief Director, Niigata Office, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and a keynote speech given by Mr. Omar Hernandez, Program Manager of UNAI. Thereafter, overseas companies recommended by UNAI SDG Hub Universities from around the world presented examples of industry-academia collaborations that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.

For the first time, simultaneous interpretation was provided in the Zoom Webinar, so online participants were able to utilize the Japanese audio translation in real time. The event was a great success, with many more participants than expected, both on-site and online.

In collaboration with industry and the other UNAI SDG Hub Universities, we will continue to promote education and research that contributes to the achievement of all the SDGs, with a focus on Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure).

Presentation on Sustainable Development Goals by each company

  1. SDG16 Seed(United Kingdom)
  2. SDG14 AANDERAA(Norway)
  3. SDG10 Mully Children’s Family(Kenya)
  4. SDG9 Panta Rhei Corporation(Japan)
  5. SDG7 WEnCoop(Greece)
  6. SDG1 Agri Mart(India)

President Dr. Kamado


Mr. Miyao

Omar Hernandez氏

Mr. Omar Hernandez



SDG16 Seed(United Kingdom)



SDG10 Mully Children's Family(ケニア)

SDG10 Mully Children’s Family(Kenya)

SDG9 株式会社パンタレイ(日本)

SDG9 Panta Rhei Corporation(Japan)

SDG7 WEnCoop(ギリシャ)

SDG7 WEnCoop(Greece)

SDG1 Agri Mart(インド)

SDG1 Agri Mart(India)