What to challenge? Who to collaborate with?
Issues for U-Tokyo
- Very few startups in the manufacturing field compared to the momentum of IT startups.
- Students lack opportunities to connect “knowledge of research” and “business.”
- Lead the establishment and operation of U-Tokyo’s first course on DeepTech startups in collaboration with professors.
- Construct the DeepTech startup ecosystem and the package of education to which other universities can apply.
Impact on the history of business and economy
Closed and Selected
- Foster 40 students per course with an entrepreneur’s mind, and support their actions.
→Multiple students ventured into manufacturing startups and fundraising.
- DeepTech entrepreneurs’ community (DICE） founded by selected graduates.
Open and Diverse Cooperation
- Course lectures are publicly available on YouTube and used in “U-Tokyo Metaverse Engineering” reskilling course. Book published in March 2023.
IGPI’s initiatives for discontinuous change
Lead lectures and business development support with a broad network of industry and business management knowledge
1. IGPI-style hands-on support in creating and evolving lectures
Dispatching our staff
Developing content to transcend “barriers” between…
2. Connecting/expanding the ecosystem with full use of the network
Attracting excellent students
- Creating a virtuous cycle of graduates attracting more excellent students, using IGPI’s network of students and research labs.
Participation of industries
- Developing the curriculum with the cooperation of partner companies of KDDI∞Labo and the fieldworks with large corporations.
- IGPI staff plan overseas training using corporate donations, and students build relationships with foreign universities and entrepreneurial communities.