2022 Introduction to Management of Technology IV

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Sengoku Shintaro  Ikeda Shintaro  Nakagawa Takuya  Takeshige Tatsuo  Takano Yasutomo 
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Course description and aims

This lecture focuses on start-ups and entrepreneurship, which are essential for the social implementation of technology and innovation.
In order for cutting-edge technologies created at universities/public institutions to be turned into products and services, start-ups, which are not existing companies, are often the innovators. This lecture provides basic knowledge of start-ups and a practical group exercise for undergraduate students who aim to initiate a business in the future, or who may be involved in or interested in the world. This lecture mainly deals with case presentations by external innovators/entrepreneurs.

Student learning outcomes

This lecture aims to provide students with the mindset and a basic knowledge required for entrepreneurs and innovators.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

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This lecture is practice-oriented given by the faculty members with experience in management consulting firms, venture capitals, think tanks and R&D project management at universities.


Innovation management, entrepreneurship, start-ups, university-originated start-ups.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The staff lecturer gives basic skills at the beginning of the course. Case studies will be conducted based on the lectures given by external lecturers at each session. Finally, group discussion and presentations will be held as the quarter-end examination.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Entrepreneurship and innovation Not assigned.
Class 2 The reality of start-up management Questionnaire on the lecture content
Class 3 Basics of business planning for start-ups Questionnaire on the lecture content
Class 4 Basics of IP management for start-ups Questionnaire on the lecture content
Class 5 Basics of capital management and capital policy for start-ups Questionnaire on the lecture content
Class 6 Management and business strategies for start-ups: Part 1 Preparation for group discussion and presentations (in-lecture)
Class 7 Management and business strategies for start-ups: Part 2 Group discussion and presentations (in-lecture)



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Articels will be distributed at the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Active in-class participation 50%
Reports 50%

Related courses

  • TIM.D516 : Entrepreneurship and Business Development I
  • TIM.D517 : Entrepreneurship and Business Development II
  • HCB.C502 : Management for Business Creation

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

All welcome!

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Shintaro Sengoku

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By appointment via email


The above-mentioned course schedule/required learning is a model case: the contents of each year will be explained in the introduction.

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