2022 Practical Lectures on Innovation I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Sengoku Shintaro  Tsujimoto Masaharu  Hidaka Kazuyoshi  Kajikawa Yuya 
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Exercise    (Livestream)
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Course description and aims

Leaders of innovative business units in companies, practitioners who have achieved innovative results, and entrepreneurs are invited to lecture on the businesses they are promoting and the results they have achieved so far. Attendants then organise issues through pre-assignments and presentations, and refine their own ideas through discussions with the lecturers.

Student learning outcomes

Learn about the mindset of those who are innovative and outstanding achievers, then gain own ideas.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
The lectures are organised by a lecturer with the practical background and are mainly given by external lecturers with a wealth of practical experience.


Excellent companies, innovative business unit, innovators

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

All lectures will be conducted online and each lecture will be conducted in two consecutive classes:
16:50-17:00 Introduction
17:00-18:00 Group presentations of the pre-assignment and clarification
18:10-19:10 External lecturer's speech
19:10-20:20 Q&A, discussion

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance & introduction Pre-assignment for the upcoming lecture
Class 2 Lecture and exercise (part 1) Pre-assignment for the upcoming lecture
Class 3 Lecture and exercise (part 2) Pre-assignment for the upcoming lecture
Class 4 Lecture and exercise (part 3) Pre-assignment for the upcoming lecture
Class 5 Lecture and exercise (part 4) None

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

To enhance effective learning, each pre-assignment should generally take 100 minutes.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Distributed as appropriate.

Assessment criteria and methods

Pre-assignment (50%) and lecture contribution (50%). The final report is not required. Grades are based on pass/fail rather than scores.

Related courses

  • TIM.D513 : Practical Lectures on Innovation II
  • TIM.D514 : Lectures by Business Leaders I
  • TIM.D515 : Lectures by Business Leaders II

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