ILS2023 Time Table

Dec.4th - 7th
ToranomonHills & Online (partial)
All ILS2023 POWER MATCHING account members can participate for free.
*Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation service will be provided online.
Therefore, please be sure to bring your earphones and smartphone when coming to the ILS venue.


5th Dec. 12:00 | 12:40
5th Dec. 12:00 - 12:40
Toranomon Hills 5F Main Hall
Online: Channel1
  • Seminar
  • Lang: English (English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation available)
The latest trends in open innovation by global companies in Europe and the United States.
Catching up with open innovation initiatives of global companies in Europe and the US from the world's leading cleetech venture capitalists.

  • ILS Special Session
Melan Zakair from Emerald Technology Ventures (Switzerland), a global cleantech VC in which numerous Japanese companies, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Idemitsu Kosan and Murata Manufacturing, are also LP investors, will be speaking. This is a special event where one of the largest materials chemistry and cleantech VCs in Europe and the US, who are tackling issues in climate change and sustainability such as energy, water treatment and CO2 reduction, will talk a great deal about the latest trends in open innovation by global companies, based on data and facts.
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Mehran Zaker│Investment Director, Emerald Technology Ventures

Mehran Zaker│Investment Director, Emerald Technology Ventures

Mehran Zaker is an investment director at Emerald Technology Ventures, a globally recognized venture capital firm investing in Sustainable Industrial Technologies since 2000. Dedicated to tackling big challenges in climate change and sustainability, Emerald works closely with more than 55 multinational corporates pioneer in open innovation and provide them with rich deal flow and insight in the sectors and markets of tomorrow. Emerald manages and advises assets of over €1 billion from our offices in Zurich, Toronto and Singapore. Mehran has an Electronics engineering degree from ENSEA in France and an MBA from INSEAD. He is fluent in English, French and Persian. Prior to joining Emerald, he has held various positions in the automotive and the construction industries. He is a firm believer in transformational power of technology and enjoys turning complex technical concepts into business opportunities.
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