Symposium and Competition

List of symposiums and competitions managed under the EDGE program

EDGE INNOVATION CHALLENGE COMPETITION 2017 EDGE INNOVATION CHALLENGE COMPETITION 2016 EDGE INNOVATION CHALLENGE COMPETITION 2015

The 1st EDGE Symposium

Symposium

Date: October 10th, 2014
Venue: Hongo campus, The University of Tokyo

The opening symposium for the EDGE program was organized with the 13 adopted universities.
Contents: Demo workshops, guest lecture and panel discussion

The 2nd EDGE Symposium

Symposium

Date: March 23rd-24th, 2015
Venue: Hongo campus, The University of Tokyo

The 2nd symposium for the EDGE program was held in the University of Tokyo and topics related to entrepreneurship education were discussed. Discussions with Guest lecturers from the West coast of the U.S. were held and sessions with specific topics were organized during the period.

The 3rd EDGE Symposium

Symposium

Date: September 18th, 2015
Venue: Waseda campus, Waseda University

In the morning, the participants of the EDGE program presented about their ideas as DemoDay and the best team was awarded. In the afternoon, guest speakers gave lectures and a panel discussion was held on the topic “Can innovation be learned?”.

The 4th EDGE Symposium

Symposium

Date: March 14th, 2016
Venue: Osaka University Nakanoshima Center

At the 4th Symposium, which was the first one to be held in the Kansai region, each participating institution shared their business best practice to present their role model. Looking toward the last year of the program, a panel discussion was held to consider the significance and results of the program and what is needed for it to be developed into a sustainable innovation ecosystem.

The 5th EDGE Symposium

Symposium

Date: September 9th, 2016
Venue: Hiyoshi campus, Keio University

Continuing from the previous session, the participating institutions presented their role models. Along with that, the participating students/working adults and the instructors of the program’s executive organ joined a panel discussion to consider the results and outlook of the EDGE program. There were also many participants from enterprises.

The 6th EDGE Symposium

Symposium

Date: March 17th, 2017
Venue: Nihonbashi Life Science HUB

At the last symposium of the EDGE program, people from collaborating enterprises joined together to talk about the results of the program and its future development in an overall panel discussion. A guest from overseas gave a lecture focusing on the future of the EDGE program and a session was held to discuss its future expectations from the perspective of industory.

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