On May 24th, at the Machine Promotion Center, I gave a lecture on the possibilities and challenges of IoT utilization by SMEs in “Considering Monozukuri in the Connected Industries Era” sponsored by the Institute of Economic Research of the Japan Institute of Economic Cooperation. There was also a panel discussion. President of the Research Institute of Economic Research, Mr. Nishigaki of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Director Mr. Goto, Technical Research Institute of Machine Promotion Association, greeted the participants and discussed regarding towards IoT popularization.
The IoT popularization of special small and medium-sized manufacturing industry includes the introduction of concrete results, the promotion of talents, and the introduction of funds. In the lecture, I presented about concrete introductory effects, talented person development, special skills, education, and subsidy use.