The University of Tokyo

Keywords

  • Human-Centered Innovation
  • Mentoring for Business Creation
  • Global health

The program is a joint collaboration by, “i.school”, which offers a cross disciplinary and a global Creativity Education, “Division of University Corporate Relations”, a working team of industry-university cooperation and entrepreneur education and “Graduate School of Medicine” a team which has strong global experiences in the field of medical education. The join collaboration enables the program to provide a hands-on activity with strong connection with top overseas universities and industries. Participants are aided towards the practice of creating innovation by conceiving business ideas originating from social needs or technical seeds that interest the participant in “Creativity Education,” and the processes of realizing the idea as business are learnt in “Entrepreneurship Education” - those are offered as lectures seamlessly in an integrated process.
Creativity Education is a workshop-type educational program that nurtures creativity which would break down the conventional stereotype thinking, and generate revolutionary and irreversible ideas that can shift human behaviors, their lives, their ways of thinking and their sense of values. Within Creativity Education, specialized programs approaching from (1) idea creation originating from seeds that utilizes technologies that the participant excels at, and (2) idea creation originating from needs in the field of healthcare, are both provided.
In the ensuing Entrepreneurship Education, mentoring by experts and project-type educational programs are offered, with the aim of providing skills and methodologies towards acquiring various management resources (such as technology, human resources, funding) needed for realization of innovations, and entrepreneurship of how to turn ideas conceived in the previous stage into tangible products/service/business.

Talents we cultivate

We aim to develop talents who can contribute to creating innovation through realizing business with global prospectives, using Japan’s potential technologies (science/engineering) (=seeds) and the ability to solve social issues (=needs).

Program Contents

The program is a joint collaboration by,  “i.school”, which offers a cross disciplinary and a global Creativity Education, “Division of University Corporate Relations”, a working team of industry-university cooperation and entrepreneur education and “Graduate School of Medicine” a team which has strong global experiences in the field of medical education.  The join collaboration enables the program to provide a hands-on activity with strong connection with top overseas universities and industries. Participants are aided towards the practice of creating innovation by conceiving business ideas originating from social needs or technical seeds that interest the participant in “Creativity Education,” and the processes of realizing the idea as business are learnt in “Entrepreneurship Education” – those are offered as lectures seamlessly in an integrated process.

Creativity Education is a workshop-type educational program that nurtures creativity which would break down the conventional stereotype thinking, and generate revolutionary and irreversible ideas that can shift human behaviors, their lives, their ways of thinking and their sense of values. Within Creativity Education, specialized programs approaching from (1) idea creation originating from seeds that utilizes technologies that the participant excels at, and (2) idea creation originating from needs in the field of healthcare, are both provided.

In the ensuing Entrepreneurship Education, mentoring by experts and project-type educational programs are offered, with the aim of providing skills and methodologies towards acquiring various management resources (such as technology, human resources, funding) needed for realization of innovations, and entrepreneurship of how to turn ideas conceived in the previous stage into tangible products/service/business.

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Main program personnel

  • Hideyuki Horii – Professor and Head of Center for Knowledge Structuring, University of Tokyo
  • Shigeo Kagami - Professor and Head of Office of Collaborative Research Development, Division of University Corporate Relations, University of Tokyo
  • Kenji Shibuya - Professor, Department of Global Health Policy, School of International Health, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo

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