2023 Ota City Start-up Experience Off-Campus Project

Font size  SML

Register update notification mail Add to favorite lecture list
Academic unit or major
Academy for Super Smart Society
Sampei Mitsuji  Nishihara Akinori  Fukuda Eisuke  Sota Satoru  Yonekura Yuki 
Class Format
Lecture /    (Face-to-face)
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Course number
Academic year
Offered quarter
Syllabus updated
Lecture notes updated
Language used
Access Index

Course description and aims

In order to learn about the option of "entrepreneurship" as a career path, we will invite presidents of Tokyo Tech venture companies as guest speakers to talk about their business experience and conduct exercises related to entrepreneurship. The program will also focus on fieldwork and provide opportunities for stimulating experiences such as visits to unique facilities in Ota City, including cutting-edge incubation facilities and town factories, which are generally inaccessible, as well as business presentations from the people in charge of each facility. Guests from various companies (Sigma Energy, Prototype, IWAMA Co. Ltd., Kajima Corporation, Jonan Shinkin Bank, Bocek, iMott, Piezo Sonic, Tokyo Stock Exchange, etc.) will give lectures on their activities. We will visit various facilities (Haneda Innovation City (HIC), JAL SKY MUSEUM, factory apartments (Techno FRONT Morigasaki), etc.).
If the number of participants exceeds 30, a drawing will be held (with priority to WISE-SSS students).

Student learning outcomes

Through this curriculum, students will gain basic knowledge about entrepreneurship and direct experience with the knowledge and skills required in a super-smart society.

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 started their businesses or supported other entrepreneurs. They will guide and advise students on business activities based on their experiences.


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

In the 5th, 6th, and 7th periods on Wednesdays in 3Q, lectures, exercises, and fieldwork (facility tours, etc.) will be held at the Ookayama Campus and various locations in Ota City. The starting time may be earlier or the ending time may be later depending on the facilities (the schedule will be decided and notified before the first session).

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Wednesday, 11 October at Ookayama S4-202 General Guidance, Introduction of Ota City's initiatives, Presentation of Industry needs Given in the lecture
Class 2 Wednesday, 18 October at Haneda Innovation City Introduction of Haneda Innovation City, Group work Given in the lecture
Class 3 Wednesday, 25 October at Ookayama S4-202 Guest lectures, Group work Given in the lecture
Class 4 Wednesday, 1 November at Techno FRONT Morigasaki Visit tenant companies, Group work Given in the lecture
Class 5 Wednesday, 1 November at Ookayama S4-202 Guest lectures, Introduction of Ota City’s Entrepreneurial Support Given in the lecture
Class 6 Wednesday, 1 November at JAL SKY MUSEUMF Facility tour Given in the lecture
Class 7 Wednesday, 22 November at Ookayama S4-202 Presentation of activity reports, Comments

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend a certain length of time outside of class on preparation and review (including for assignments), as specified by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Undergraduate Learning (東京工業大学学修規程) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Graduate Learning (東京工業大学大学院学修規程), for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

None (Distributed as appropriate)

Assessment criteria and methods

Participating in discussions and assignments submitted

Related courses

  • None

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


Page Top