2022 Ota City Start-up Experience Off-Campus Project

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Academy for Super Smart Society
Sampei Mitsuji  Nishihara Akinori  Fukuda Eisuke  Sota Satoru  Nagai Nobuhiro  Yonekura Yuki 
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Course description and aims

For students interested in starting a venture business, the program will provide a practical curriculum aimed at the "commercialization of research themes" through the creation of a concrete business plan. In addition, we will invite Tokyo Tech graduates who started their own ventures as guests to share their business experiences and focus on fieldwork, which is a unique feature of the Ota Citycollaborative project. The program will provide opportunities for stimulating experiences, such as visits to unique facilities in the City, including cutting-edge incubation facilities and town factories that are normally inaccessible, as well as business presentations from the people in charge of each facility. Guests from Kajima Corporation, Kiriboshi Bank, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and others are scheduled to give lectures. Additionally, visits to facilities such as Haneda Innovation City (HIC), JAL SKY MUSEUM, and factory apartments (Techno FRONT Morigasaki) are also planned.
If the number of participants exceeds 15, a drawing will be held.

Student learning outcomes

Through this curriculum, students will acquire practical entrepreneurial know-how and direct experience inthe knowledge and skills required in a SuperSmart Society, as well as the skills to create a business

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
The lecturers invited from outside and the guest speakers assigned to the program have experience in starting their businesses or supporting them and will provide guidance on the creation of business plans based on their experiences and offer consultation on the content.


Internship, entrepreneurship, venture, startup, Ota City, town factory(Machi-Kouba), Haneda

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Seven days in total. Lectures, practical training (creation of business plan), fieldwork (facility tours, etc.) are held at various places in Ota City, including Haneda Innovation City, Ookayama campus, etc.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 13:00-18:00, Wednesday, 7 December General guidance, introduction of Ota City's initiatives, alumni testimonials, lecture on business plan preparation Business plan preparation
Class 2 10:00-18:00, Wednesday, 14 December Lectures on business plan preparation, preparation work, and mentoring Business plan preparation
Class 3 10:00-18:00, Wednesday, 21 December Lectures on business plan preparation, preparation work, and mentoring, visit Ota City Ryushi Memorial Museum Business plan preparation
Class 4 10:00-18:00 (may be extended), Wednesday, 11 January Visit JAL Sky Museum, lecture on business plan preparation, preparation work, and mentoring, alumni talk Business plan preparation
Class 5 13:00-18:00, Wednesday, 18 January Visit the factory apartment (Techno FRONT Morigasaki) and Haneda Innovation City (1), Lecture on business plan preparation, preparation work, and mentoring Business plan preparation
Class 6 13:00-18:00, Wednesday, 25 January Visit Haneda Innovation City (2), lecture on business plan preparation, preparation work and mentoring Business plan preparation
Class 7 10:00-17:00, Wednesday, 1 February Final presentation, mentor critique, and awarding of certificates Business plan presentation



Reference books, course materials, etc.

None (Distributed as appropriate)

Assessment criteria and methods

Preparation and submission of business p

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)


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