AFJ selected as a strategic partner for the World Summit for three consecutive years
9 April 2014
New York, USA

Akira Foundation has been selected among Japanese institutions as a strategic partner for The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (theWSIE). This is the third time for three consecutive years.

TheWSIE was launched at United Nations in 2006. Supported by three UN agencies including UNDP along with International Chamber of Commerce, African Union, and multinationals like PepsiCo, Boeing, CNBC, and Microsoft, the first theWSIE took place at the historic city of Muscat, Oman, and has been held every other year with over 70 countries attended.

Held on September 28-30, 2014, in New York City, under the support of Harvard Business Review, Wyss Institute at Harvard, IBM, Cisco, BT, Nasdaq, and many multinationals, theWSIE on “Creative Everywhere,” “Mobility for Digital Life” and “Livability = Sustainability+” will showcase how to balance the conflict between “the three most pressing consumer-led and citizen-oriented forces”: “the drive to co-create; the desire for mobility; and the demand for livability.”

The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (theWSIE)

- Stories shaping tomorrow’s Creativity, Mobility and Livability (CML)-


New York City, New York
Sunday, September 28 – Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Facts (Delegates through AFJ: 2012 – 2013)

- African Centre for Cites (ACC, South Africa)
- Annata Foundation (Lebanon)
- Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD, Massachusetts)
- IBEKA (Indonesia)
- i-kifu (Japan)
- IMPACT Foundation Japan (Japan)
- J-Seed Ventures, Inc. (Japan)
- KarmSolar (Egypt)
- SEELS (Japan)
- TEDxTokyo (Japan)
- Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC, Japan)
- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. (TMS, California)
- Toyota Technical Center (TTC, Michigan)
- University of Cape Town (UCT, South Africa)


Hirofumi Yokoi
Co-Founder and President, Akira Foundation

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