The NU Tech Technology Roundtable series is one of the technology marketing efforts by Nagoya University (NU) and technology partnership of Nagoya University, Inc. (NU Tech), NU’s technology transfer office in the U.S.

Since 2010, the Roundtable has been held every year in cooperation with NC State, NU and NU Tech. This year's Roundtable focus is AgBiotechnology.

By showcasing cutting-edge technologies from Nagoya University and local universities in North Carolina, NU Tech’s Roundtable aims to bridge the gap and strengthen networks and relations among university researchers, entrepreneurs and startups in RTP as well as business representatives from major and local healthcare and life science companies.


Registration, breakfast and networking starts at 8 a.m. followed by opening remarks at 8:20 a.m. and adjourning at 12:30 p.m.


  • Dr. Seiichi Matsuo, President, Nagoya University
  • John Dombrosky, CEO, AgTech Accelerator
  • Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University
  • Dr. Norihito Nakamichi, Associate Professor, ITbM, Nagoya University
  • Dr. Hiroki Tsutsui, Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences and School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University
  • Dr. Anna Stepanova, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Plant and Microbial Biology, NC State University
  • Dr. Kelly Sexton, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Tech Commercialization and New Ventures, NC State University