Value Exchange

Engineering Symposium



Event overview

The University of Tokyo’s Research Institute for an Inclusive Society through Engineering (RIISE) and Mercari, Inc.’s R&D organization, Mercari R4D, will host an asynchronous symposium on “value exchange engineering” that showcases the organizations’ joint research. The symposium, the first of its kind to explore value exchange engineering, will delve into this young research field to examine both where it stands today as well as where it is headed for the future. In addition to participation from experts and researchers active in the field, the symposium also aims to advance dialogue with the public. Participants will attend the symposium using an asynchronous online tool.

Event information

■ Related YouTube videos released by R4D
 Pre-event video: Available from May 13 to June 6, 2021
 Discussion video: Available from June 7 to 25, 2021

■ Slack online community activity period
 Advanced registration period: From May 13 to June 6, 2021
 Community: Available from June 7 to 28, 2021 (tentative)

How to register for the event

■ Viewing video content
 Even if you do not register for the symposium ahead of time, you will still be able to view the videos because they are released on R4D’s YouTube channel.
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■ Taking part in discussions on the designated Slack online community
 To register for the online discussions, fill out the required fields in this form.

What is value exchange engineering according to Mercari and UTokyo?

What do the people working on research and development at Mercari do?


価値交換工学 Discussion

Presentation: Symposium on Joint Research between UTokyo and MercariValue Exchange Engineering Symposium

May 13, 2021

“Value Exchange from the Perspectives of Economics and Computer Science“Featuring Professor Fuhito Kojima and Professor Yasushi Kawase of The University of Tokyo Market Design Center (UTMD)

*Moderator: Ryosuke Yamamura, Mercari

June 16, 2021

“Communication Research” Special Lecturer Ari Hautasaari of UTokyo and Miyuki Fujiwara of Mercari (R4D Guest Researcher)

*Moderator: Shoichi Fujimoto, Mercari

June 18, 2021

[Part1] Three-person discussion between UTokyo President Teruo Fujii, RIISE Institute Chair Professor Yoshihiro Kawahara, and Mercari Inc. CEO Shinataro Yamada

June 21, 2021

[Part2] Three-person discussion between UTokyo President Teruo Fujii, RIISE Institute Chair Professor Yoshihiro Kawahara, and Mercari Inc. CEO Shinataro Yamada

June 23, 2021

“What Do You Think Value Exchange Engineering Is?”Members of Value Exchange Engineering

July 02, 2021

Research Assistant Introduction

Kaori Isawa

May 24, 2021

Shunta Akiyama

May 25, 2021

Shengzhou Yi

May 26, 2021

Mitsuaki Obara

May 28, 2021

Takashi Murayama

May 31, 2021

Ryuichiro Hataya

June 04, 2021

RA Maria Larsson

Scheduled for June 11, 2021

RA Toby Chong

June 14, 2021



RIISE was established on October 1, 2019 by UTokyo Professor Yoshihiro Kawahara, the current chair of the institute. RIISE is a collaborative research institute composed of the University’s School of Engineering, Frontier Sciences, Information Science and Technology, the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the Institute of Industrial Science, and the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology. The institute works in education and research and strives to realize a vision for the future through its partners in the private and public sectors by forming interdisciplinary research teams toward realizing an inclusive society.

About Mercari R4D

Mercari R4D was established in December 2017 as a research and development organization that aims to implement its findings into society. R4D stands for Research and 4 D's: Design, Development, Deployment, and Disruption.


mercari R4D