i.school workshop for social innovation in sanitation
for developing countries
i.school is an educational program to develop the ability to create
innovative ideas of products, services, business models and social systems. It
started in 2009 at the University of Tokyo. The importance of human-centered
innovation is emphasized in i.school. Social issues have been tackled as
opportunities of innovation.
i.school is planning a capacity building program for government officials in
developing countries to design social innovation in sanitation. The project is sponsored by Asian Development Bank, ADB and Gate Foundation. An innovation workshop is to be held in 2018 in India inviting government officials from various countries.
A test workshop is to be held with foreign students and Japanese students
in the University of Tokyo.
10:00 – 18:00 on Nov. 24 (Fri), 2017
i.school studio in front of AKAMON (Red-gate) of the University of Tokyo
20 students can participate the workshop. Application will be closed
when the number of application reaches 20.
Professor of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. As the Executive Director, he launched i.school in 2009 and has been successfully leading its multidisciplinary programs. He is also Founder and Director of Japan Social Innovation Center (JSIC). He was also the head of Center for Knowledge Structuring, The University of Tokyo. He is the author of the books “Socio-technology for problem solving”, “Socio-technology for safety and security” among others.