SFC Open Research Forum (ORF) is an annual event hosted by the Keio Research Institute at SFC. The forum presents findings from research projects conducted at SFC to the world and promotes collaborative research among government and academic organizations, and businesses. Starting from its inaugural event in 1996, the event was held at Shonan Fujisawa Campus until 2002. Since 2003, the event has been held in various central Tokyo locations, such as Roppongi and Marunouchi, due to its expanded size.
Today the ORF continues to attract an impressive number of participants and attendees. Because it presents each year a concentrated wealth of innovative technologies produced by eminent engineers and researchers, the event receives significant attention from not only government and industry groups, but also the general public.