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13:00 - 20:00 28 July 2017

UK-Japan Social Entrepreneurship Symposium – Memory of Tomoatsu Godai


Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Prof. Nick Tyler, Professor, UCL CEGE

Social entrepreneurship has drawn an attention as a promising approach to our global challenges such as poverty, cultural conflict, health and environmental problems. The overall concept is to blend business profit and social return to establish a sustainable platform towards the challenges, typically in a form of start-up company.

The UK is the founder of the concept of Social Entrepreneurship, where Japanese social entrepreneur Godai Tomoatsu studied 150 years ago. On his return to Japan, through his own business with a social entrepreneurial vision, Godai led the city of Osaka to “Manchester of Orient”.

The aim of the symposium is to discuss the past, present and future of social entrepreneurship, starting with revisiting Godai’s vision, with representatives of academia, local government, business accelerators and actual entrepreneurs.

The symposium will be followed by UCL-Osaka reception in UCL North Cloisters. Please find more details and registration in the Eventbrite site.


Ryo Torii
02076792801 | r.torii@ucl.ac.uk


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