2022 Leading-Edge Technology and Innovation I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Sengoku Shintaro  Ikeda Shintaro  Kajikawa Yuya  Sasahara Kazutoshi 
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Course description and aims

This lecture series is designed to provide students with practical training in the methodologies used to turn cutting-edge research and development at Tokyo Tech into innovations.
The fields of research and development are diverse, including condensed matter physics, applied chemistry, mechanical physics, production engineering, robotics, electronic physics, electrical and electronic engineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology, information environment, computational engineering, and natural science, with two cases per quarter. However, this lecture does not presuppose knowledge in any particular field, and will be explained in a basic manner for students who are not specialists.

Student learning outcomes

To be able to evaluate and understand the value of advanced science and technology from a technology management perspective, and to formulate a business development plan to turn this into innovation.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
The course is supervised by a practitioner-lecturer with work experience for a consulting firm and a venture capital.


Advanced science, advanced technology, research and development, innovation.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

A module consists of three sessions: (1) case studies by a selected researcher, (2) group discussion, and (3) group presentations, which will be held twice in a quarter. The first class will be an introductory session.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Lecture guidance
Class 2 Module 1: Case study Thorough understanding of a case of research and development
Class 3 Module 1: Group discussion Business development planning
Class 4 Module 1: Group presentations Presentation and review of business development plans
Class 5 Module 2: Case study Thorough understanding of a case of research and development
Class 6 Module 2: Group discussion Business development planning
Class 7 Module 2: Group presentations Presentation and review of business development plans


Deliverables in each lecture.

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluation on the basis of students' contribution to each class, group presentations and the quarter-end assignment. Details will be given in the first class.

Related courses

  • TIM.D511 : Leading-Edge Technology and Innovation II
  • TIM.D518 : Leading-Edge Technology and Innovation III
  • TIM.D519 : Leading-Edge Technology and Innovation IV
  • TIM.D516 : Entrepreneurship and Business Development I
  • TIM.D517 : Entrepreneurship and Business Development II

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



The description above is a common model case for each year: see the lecture calendar for details of the present quarter.

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