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Mar 22 2018 Networking Event for Engineers with CEO of Intelligent Robotics Company

As Japan's traditional job-hunting season 'shukatsu' kicks off this March, Active Connector hosted a unique networking event for young professionals and international students to learn about a company directly from the CEO of Japan’s leading Intelligent Industrial Robotics Company. This session provided direct insight into the company's founding mission, expertise in robotics and the driving vision behind building a global workforce.

(Tokyo, Japan Thursday 8th March 2018)

Behind every great product and company is a visionary leader. With an abundance of job fairs and networking events, it is rare to have the chance for engineers exploring jobs in Japan to speak directly with the CEO of companies. Active Connector hosted a unique networking event for young professionals and international students to learn about a company directly from the CEO of Japan’s leading Intelligent Industrial Robotics Company. This session provided direct insight into the company’s founding mission, expertise in robotics and the driving vision behind building a global workforce.

The strength of this company’s market share is currently +60% in Japan’s domestic market for 3D vision sensors for industrial robots. Given its core focus on innovation, the company has recently begun developing vision-based intelligent robots that integrate vision, motion planning, and smart manipulators and end-effectors. With +1billion JPY in capital, investors include the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (an investment fund sponsored by the Japanese government), the Mirai Creation Investment LP (funded by Toyota Motors Corporation and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation), Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Omron Ventures. They are currently working towards an IPO in 2020.

Attendees included professionals and students from Rwanda, Portugal, Mozambique, UK, Egypt etc. with a wide range of backgrounds including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer vision, mathematics and other STEM subjects. The CEO’s talk and Q&A were followed by a networking session over light refreshments and pizza.

Active Connector’s hosts’ regular events with student associations and academic institutions to help international students and professionals explore meaningful job opportunities in Japan. Events and career fairs to support international students with job-hunting in Japan organised in the past have included collaborations across the country with students in Hokkaido, Nagoya, Niigata and Tokyo.

For more information on how to apply for this company and to organise job-hunting events at your university or organisation, please contact Keiko at [email protected]

About Active Connector

Established in 2013 by Asami Matsumoto, Active Connector works to build a bridge between talented international students and young professionals with Japanese companies aspiring to be global. With a goal of promoting greater innovation through diversity, Active Connector provides one-to-one consultation with members, university outreach events* and diversity management consulting for Japanese companies globalising their HR strategy. Since its establishment, Active Connector has been featured in various news media outlets including WBS (TV Tokyo), NHK and Nikkei Asian Review.

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