Opening ceremony for International Science Innovation Building (25 May 2015)

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An opening ceremony to mark completion of Kyoto University's International Science Innovation Building on the Yoshida Campus was attended by more than 150 guests from within and outside of the University on 25 May 2015. Construction of the Building was funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as part of its academia-business collaboration program for establishing international science innovation facilities utilizing local resources.

Following commemorative addresses by President Juichi Yamagiwa and Deputy Minister of MEXT Sadayuki Tsuchiya, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted by President Yamagiwa and Deputy Minister Ysuchiya, supported by Kyoto Prefecture Vice-Governor Akimasa Yamashita, Kyoto City Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa, and others.

Participants then toured the new facility and conversed amicably.

The International Science Innovation Building is expected to be a center for creating new industries through collaborative activities between Kyoto-based businesses and universities.

President Yamagiwa delivering an address

Deputy Minister Tsuchiya addressing the gathering

Ribbon-cutting ceremony

Touring the new facility