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3rd STI-Gigaku 2018 was held

2018.10.30

 The 3rd International Conference of “Science of Technology Innovation” 2018 (3rd STI-Gigaku 2018) hosted by Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) was held on 5th (Fri) - 6 th (Sat) October 2018 for 2 days long straight.

 This STI-Gigaku conference was most importantly to focus on Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) (17 goals and 169 targets), which are the collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations as 2030 Agenda, connecting with parties involved in related fields, sectors, and nationalities to share research progress and achievements through discussing global and regional issues such as energy, climate change, poverty, and hunger along with SDGs so as to explore seek answers on the global topics. It brought together over 210 participants from National Institute of Technology (KOSEN) and universities under the same roof.

 The 3rd conference has grown to become the most memorable international conference having celebrated an approval of NUT`s new educational program, "GIGAKU SDG Institute,”, certified by UNESCO as UNESCO Chairs Programme, "UNESCO Chair on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development".

 By NUT students, NUT`s original SDGs educational game; SDGs card game, SDGs carom game, and SDGs lighting polygon created by NUT students were exhibited and introduced to the guest: Ms. Rovani Sigamoney, Programme Specialist, UNESCO; Mr. Ikehara, Deputy Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) / Senior Deputy Secretary-General, Japanese National Commission for UNESCO. This exhibition was interviewed from covered by 2 newspapers and 1 local TV media company.

 Besides above, the first day kicked off with poster presentation, Laboratory tour, and networking dinner, and poster award ceremony. 123 posters were contributed, and total of 22 poster presenters were awarded won award of “BEST POSTER AWARD”

 The second day featured student work shop, called “Ideathon (idea + marathon),” to discussof which theme “Start-up Business for Revitalizing Industry・Idea・Design.”.. 21 students into 5 teams competed on creating business star-up ideas on products, service, and distribution along to Nagaoka city`s industry in such filed of fermentation and energy. At the closing, the most excellent team of presenters were won award of awarded “BEST IDEA DESIGN AWARD” (Venue: NaDeC BASE)

  • 「BEST POSTER AWARD」22 recipients of award:

*NIT=National Institute of Technology

NameInstitute
Wataru NAKATANIT,Nagaoka College
Hazuki KURASHITANIT,Miyakonojo College
Mika TAKAHINagaoka University of Technology
Takeru ISANIT,Nagaoka College
Miyu MATSUMOTONIT,Ube College
Risa IWATANIT,Akita College
Syogo OKUDA NITNIT,Anan College
Yuya KIMURANIT,Kure College
Katsuki WATANABENagaoka University of Technology
Masato TAKAHIRONIT,Maizuru College
Sotaro NAKAYAMAKobe City College of Technology
Natsumi YAJIMANIT,Oyama College
Sachino KOBAYASHINIT,Tomakomai College
PADRON PARRAGA JUAN VICENTENagaoka University of Technology
Akiya YAMASHITANIT,Tsuruoka College
Kento OBUCHITokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology
Chie SHIMIZUNIT,Toyota Collage
Yoshihiro OKAMOTONIT,Akashi College
Azusa YAMADANIT,Miyakonojo College
Yuto HIGASHIMORINIT,Miyakonojo College
Yujiro TOKUDANIT,Kagoshima College
Yuya TAKIMOTONagaoka University of Technology
  • 「BEST IDEA DESIGN AWARED」4 recipients of award:Team E
NameInstitute
Takaharu TATSUNONagaoka University of Technology
Naoyuki UebayshiNagaoka University of Technology
Sakura MIYAKENIT,Gifu College
DARANAGAMA ARACHCHIGE NAYANI DHANUSHKA DARANAGAMANagaoka University of Technology


Poster session


Group photo



Exhibition of SDGs educational games


Exhibition of SDGs educational games



SDGs lighting polygon


(Second row in the middle)Ms.Rovani and NUT students



Workshop”Ideathon”


Workshop group photo
(Front)Awarded team member