April 27, 2018

Session-3.1: Expert Presentations 10:50  -  12:30 Session-3.1: Expert Presentations Conference room-1st floor

Session-3.1: Expert Presentations

  • Session Chair: Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima
  • Presenters:
    • Prof. Edmund Soji Otabe
      • Abstract:

        Kyushu Institute of Technology and University of Rajshahi in Bangladesh have signed an inter-university agreement on Feb. 2017.  And then, Kyushu Institute of Technology invited 10 students of University of Rajshahi by using Sakura Science Plan of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) on December 2017. They visited Iizuka hospital to learn latest system in Japanese hospital. Then three groups of Japanese and Bangladeshi students tried to solve several problems concerning on hospital and medical care by using Design Thinking. Design Thinking is one of the method to solve general problem where human should be center. Design Thinking uses 5 to 6 steps to solve problems such as empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test and presentation. As a result, they focused on 1. death rate increases in emergency department, 2. providing healthcare to the disabled  and or senior,  3. make public health care neat and clean in Bangladesh. And they proposed methods assisted by information technology. In future plans, we need to propose ideas that can be developed at low cost without using advanced technology even in developing countries. This work is also supported by Promotion of International Cooperation Bangladesh (PICBangla).

    • Prof. Md. Atiqur Rahman Ahad
      • Abstract: 
    • Mr. Takahiro Chiba
      • Abstract:

        What is Circular Economy? In the world, there are a lot of “waste” such as still available parts and products, bad inventory and not used idle assets in spite of some people asking. The circular economy is a new economic zone that is born by the effective use of resources. This economic zone is very promising in our research, we expect to grow up to the size of USD4.5 trillion in 2030.JEPLAN,INC. VISION “ Circulate Everthing”

        “Circulate Everything” means taking used or unwanted personal belongings and bringing them back to their original state and then selling them as a new product. By doing this JEPLAN,Inc. helps to protect our world by reducing the use of petroleum and energy and this will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases.

        Fundamental to our core ethos is the invitation to consumers to engage with us on this journey in protecting our beautiful planet. We offer consumers the opportunity to satisfy their feeling of – “I want to contribute something to the environment” by combining fun, entertainment and circulation.

        Collaboration with Grameen Communication

        JEPLAN, Inc., has been working with Grameen Communications* for the new creation of social business in Bangladesh. This is to achieve Bangladeshi Circular Economy by creating Recycle material collection mechanism and adopting the Japanese Recycle technology.

        JEPLAN,Inc. will show you the progress and the outputs out of the collaboration work with Grameen Communications.

        *Grameen Communications is the Not Profit Organization in Grameen Group. Grameen Communications is a leading IT solutions provider in Bangladesh, concentrated in software development & implementation, hardware support, training etc, with the leadership & direction of nobel laureate Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yunus.

    • Prof. Pradeep Ray
      • Abstract:

        The United Nations has recognized the need for a holistic approach of sustainable development where health, environment and social wellbeing are being targeted together through the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the healthcare sector, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is the platform that seeks to overcome inequality in tackling the service provision gap and the financial gap that populations face. The role of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) to build the essential building blocks of UHC has been accepted, In particular, the proliferation of mobile phones in developing countries, have raised the specter of better access to quality healthcare in a cost-effective manner. Mobile communication devices, in conjunction with the Internet and social media, present opportunities to enhance disease prevention and management by extending health interventions beyond the reach of traditional care—an approach referred to as mHealth. It has been predicted that there will be ‘‘more mobile phones than people’’ on the planet, and currently three-quarters of the world’s population have access to a mobile phone. The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that m-health has the ‘‘potential to transform the face of health service delivery across the globe”. Interestingly, the Govt of China has been actively encouraging universities to impart entrepreneurship education to its engineering and technical students. This requires an interdisciplinary approach to technical education and research. This talk will present an overview of the role entrepreneurship can play in helping address the global problem of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) based on mHealth.