Digital Transformation in the Chemical Industry

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On Friday, January 29, 2021, from 17:00 – 19:30 (JST) / 9:00 – 11:30 (CET), an online event on digital transformation in the chemical industry will be organised by the NRW.Global Business Japan (NRW Japan K.K.) and co-organised by the DWIH Tokyo.

Event Information

January 29, 2021, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Organiser: NRW.Global Business Japan (NRW Japan K.K.)/ Co-Organiser: German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)

As Digital Transformation advances across the entire industrialized world, we focus on the Digital Transformation in the Chemical Industry and present its advanced initiatives.

The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is a leader in the Chemical Industry of Germany. In 2019, the Chemical Industry in North Rhine-Westphalia generated total sales revenues of € 45 billion, which accounts for nearly 30% of the industry’s entire revenues in Germany. The Digital Transformation in the Chemical Industry is a key factor for the future.


  • Moderator: Georg K. Löer, Representative Director & President
    NRW.Global Business Japan / NRW Japan K.K.
  • Presentation: Digitalization as opportunity for established industries
    Jörg Hellwig, Chief Digital Officer (CDO)
  • Presentation: Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives in a chemical company
    Naohiko Uramoto, Ph.D., Executive Officer,
    Chief Digital Officer, Digital Transformation Gr.,
    Emerging Technology and Business Development Office
    Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp.
  • Presentation: De Novo Materials Search by Orchestrating Informatics and Robotics
    Mitsuru Irie, Executive Officer,
    Vice President, Head of Data Science
    MI-6 Ltd.
  • Open Discussion followed by Meet & Greet Lounge

This event will be simultaneously translated into English and Japanese. Participation at the event is free of charge. The registration deadline is Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 24:00 (JST) / 16:00 (CET).

For more information and to register for this event, please visit this page.