Nara Institute of Science and Technology
- Internet of Things
- Division of roles
- Leading complex technology
At Nara Institute of Science and Technology, we strive for development of brilliant entrepreneurs in the field of IoT (Internet of Things). Practical skills are cultivated through PBLs (problem based learning) using project teams with emphasis on role- division, and with cooperation from Osaka Innovation Hub and others, various supports are provided up to the point when actual business startup takes place.
At Nara Institute of Science and Technology, we have been working on development of leading engineers in the field of advanced complex technology (such as software, robotics, networks or media). In this program, we treat IoT as a symbol of these fields, and strive to develop talents who can lead “overall design and realization of products or services” or “business startups or business creations with international perspectives” in IoT. However, we are not looking for a generalist; rather, we are aiming for development of talents who are oriented towards task division necessary for business creations, such as innovators, marketers, and fundraisers.
In this program, Graduate School of Information Science and Center for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration of Nara Institute of Science and Technology take the main roles and be in charge of technical oriented and business oriented developments respectively. In addition, practical trainings that keep realistic business creation in sight are provided in cooperation with Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ART) that operates Osaka Innovation Hub, and Osaka Urban Industry Promotion Center.
To be more specific, the program (official acceptance of participants is from 2015) is made up from below four contents:
Individual follow-ups such as support on business startup are given even after completion of the program, with cooperation from Osaka Innovation Hub and others.