2017 Introduction to Business Plan (ACLS)

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Life Science
Tokunaga Makio  Uchikoga Nobuyuki 
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Course description and aims

This course is composed of two parts. In the first part, managers of venture companies give lectures based on their experiences with their superior "techniques" or original "ideas". It will make an enormous impact for students to meet superior persons. In the second part, a business plan contest will be held on the subject of commercialization of own research.

Nowadays we face difficult situations including progression of globalization, all-out international competition, decreasing birthrate and aging population. It is required to acquire spirit of entrepreneurship challenging untrodden fields. We hope students to get global leadership with wide visions, without withdrawing into their own field of expertise, through this course.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will able to:
1) Understand a Gap between academic research and business.
2) Understand how corporate strategy including a differentiation strategy and the niche marketing is really developed.
3) Make a business plan.
4) Acquire ability for presentation.


venture company, management strategy, business model canvas

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This course is an intensive course.
It is composed of two parts: the first part, lectures by managers of venture companies; the second part, business plan contest.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Innovation from the university and the role of venture business. Understand making innovation and the role of venture business.
Class 2 Facilitating technology transfer which leads to social and economic innovations to make a social contribution through finding of universities Understanding the "technology transfer system"
Class 3 start-ups by students Understand the entrepreneurship by a young CEO lecture
Class 4 Introduction to making business model canvas. Plan out an idea on business plan and make an presetation.
Class 5 Making of “business model canvas” by the teams under the guidance of mentors. Making of “business model canvas” by the teamwork.
Class 6 Making-up of “business model canvas” under the guidance of mentors and preparation of presentation slides. Making-up of “business model canvas” and prepare presentation slides.
Class 7 Business plan contest. Making an appealing presetation of the busines plan.


There is not the designation of the textbook.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

During the lecture, the lecturer will hand out materials accordingly.

Assessment criteria and methods

Reports in each class (50%)
Evaluating a business model canvas(20%)
Performance of business plan competition(30%)

Related courses

  • HCB.C432 : Fundamentals of Research Application for Life Innovation
  • LST.A413 : Career Development Seminars

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

There are no prior conditions for taking the course.

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