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Jun 1, 2015

【エントリー年間受付中】創造的な研究者になるために。A new i.school program for young researchers

<Call for entry> A new i.school program for young researchers

若手研究者向けの、”i.school EDGE” が本格始動します。



これまで学際的なイノベーション教育を提供して来た東京大学i.schoolは、自然科学や社会科学分野の研究活動に従事し高い専門性を有した「若手研究人材」(*1)を対象とした、”i.school EDGE”をいよいよ本格スタートします。高い専門性と基礎研究が切り開く社会・産業利用の長期的展望を考察します。

i.school EDGEは、研究活動や既存業務との両立を前提としており、平日夜間や休日に開講し、全部で2日間程度の教育プログラムです。各ワークショップを修了した受講者には、i.school EDGEの修了証を発行します。




Day1: 理解する


Day2: 創出する




  • Workshop1>E-1(English)6月26日(金)7月3日(金)18:00-21:30 Facilitator: Miikka Lehtonen
    Workshop2>J-2(日本語)7月25日(土)8月8日(土)13:00-18:00 Facilitator: 横田幸信、新隼人
    Workshop3>J-1(日本語)9月5日(土)9月19日(土)13:00-18:00 Facilitator: 小松崎俊作
    Workshop4>E-1(English)10月3日(土)10月10日(土)13:00-18:00 Facilitator: Miikka Lehtonen
    Workshop5>E-2(English)11月7日(土)11月21日(土)13:00-18:00 Facilitator: 横田幸信、新隼人
    Workshop6>E-3(English)12月(日程未定)Facilitator: Miikka Lehtonen、小松崎俊作


問合せ先:info (at) ischool.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp




To imagine in detail the social scenario of the future which your own research will bring about from discussions with young research personnel of various backgrounds. And give a presentation in English about the social significance of your own research.

i.school at The University of Tokyo which has provided interdisciplinary innovative education until now will start “i.school EDGE” for “young researchers” (*1)(2015 program) engaged in research activities in the field of natural science and social science with high expertise. We will examine the long-term view of the social and industrial application which their high expertise and fundamental research will open up.

i.school EDGE assumes coexistence with research activities and existing duties and hence lectures will be held during weeknights and holidays, and it is an educational program of about 2 full days in total. For those attendees who have completed each workshop a certificate of completion from i.school EDGE will be issued.

*1: ”young researchers” means a master, doctorate student or PD, assistant instructor, lecturer, a corporate engineer and researcher aged not more than about 37 years of age involved in research.

●Program structure

E-1, E-2, J-1, J-2 (Workshop 1 to 5) are start-up programs and the structure is the same. E-3 (Workshop 6) is a developed program.
Please select one workshop among the first 5, and you can also try E-3 after completing the start-up program.

Start-up Program Structure(E-1, E-2, J-1, J-2)

Day1: Understanding Analyze things such as technical trends and road map in your own field of research. Furthermore, not only utilizing information of the technology side but also utilizing the methodology of human centered innovation advocated by i.school, gather and analyze public information such as magazine articles and news that suggest change in the people’s lives and value of the future. Based on those analytical results, discussions will be had with other young researchers playing an active role in various fields with further examination being carried out.

Day2: Creating Cross examine the information collected and analyzed from the technology side and the human side and carry out a creative discussion and examination on what kind of influence will our own research results bring about to the society of the future. At the end of the program a presentation will be given in English on what influence the research results will make to the future society with a holistic viewpoints, not only about the developmental possibility of technology but also about what kind of change will bring to people’s lives.


Workshop duration: 2 days for 1 workshop.  There will be 6 workshops per year.
Number of attendees: about 30 or less
Eligibility: young researchers from inside and outside The University of Tokyo (master, doctorate student and PD, assistant instructor, lecturer, corporate engineer and researcher)
Workshop fee: free for university staff and students. 300,000 yen for corporate participants.
Organizer: Center for Knowledge Structuring, The University of Tokyo
Qualification: Certificate of completion is expected to be issued from the Center of Knowledge Structuring
Language: English(E-1, E-2, E-3), Japanese (J-1, J-2) 
Venue: The University of Tokyo, Hongo campus

●Annual schedule

  • Workshop1/E-1(English)/June 26(Fri)July 3(Fri) 18:00-21:30/ Facilitator: Miikka Lehtonen
  • Workshop2/J-2(Japanese) /July 25(Sat) August 8(Sat) 13:00-18:00/ Facilitator: Yukinobu Yokota, Hayato Shin
  • Workshop3/J-1(Japanese)/Sept 5(Sat) Sept 19(Sat) 13:00-18:00/ Facilitator:Shunsaku Komatsuzaki
  • Workshop4/E-1(English)/Oct 3(Sat) Oct 10(Sat) 13:00-18:00/ Facilitator:Miikka Lehtonen
  • Workshop5/E-2(English)/Nov 7(Sat) Nov 21(Sat) 13:00-18:00/ Facilitator: Yukinobu Yokota, Hayato Shin
  • Workshop6/E-3(English)/Dec (date to be fixed)/ Facilitator:Miikka Lehtonen、Shunsaku Komatsuzaki

●How to apply

Prior to this application, you will be required to register as an attendee wishing to participate in the workshop. Based on your application, selection process will be applied.  If you get successfully registered, workshop information and other event information will be preferentially distributed accordingly. (Those who applied already during the academic year 2014 don’t need to apply again.)

Please apply with the necessary information from the registration tab in this page.
Inquiry: info (at) ischool.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp


  • Miikka Lehtonen Miikka Lehtonen

    Miikka J. Lehtonen earned his PhD from Aalto University School of Business in 2014, and currently he is working as a Program Manager at i.school, as well as an Assistant Professor in The University of Tokyo, Japan. Miikka’s current research interests revolve around emotions and creativity in many forms: visual research methods, game industry, relationships and startups, and visual academic publishing.

    Miikka J. Lehtonen earned his PhD from Aalto University School of Business in 2014, and currently he is working as a Program Manager at i.school, as well as an Assistant Professor in The University of Tokyo, Japan. Miikka’s current research interests revolve around emotions and creativity in many forms: visual research methods, game industry, relationships and startups, and visual academic publishing.

  • 小松崎 俊作 Shunsaku KOMATSUZAKI


    Assistant Director of i.school. Shunsaku Komatsuzaki is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, the Universityof Tokyo. He studied public policy for his master’s and PhD while he graduated from the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. As such a hybrid, hehas been working on Sociotechnology, a multidisciplinary research, for more than ten years. Focusing on policy analysis, he has studied a wide range of issues from radioactive waste management to healthcare policy.

  • 横田 幸信 Yukinobu YOKOTA

    i.schoolディレクター。イノベーションコンサルティング企業i.lab, Inc. マネージング・ディレクター。小学生向けの教育系NPO Motivation Maker ディレクター(副代表理事)。九大院理学府修士課程修了後、野村総合研究所、東京大学先端科学技術研究センター技術補佐員、東大院工学系研究科博士課程中退を経て現職。イノベーションの実践活動と科学・工学的観点からのコンサルティング事業及び研究活動を行っている。著作に「INNOVATION PATH」(日経BP社)

    Director of i.school. The University of Tokyo, Managing Director at i.lab, Inc., Director at NPO Motivation Maker Past experience: The Univ. of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology; Assistant Researcher, Nomura Research Institute; Management Consultant Education: The University of Tokyo; Ph.D. without dissertation, Kyushu University; MS in Physics

  • 新 隼人 Hayato SHIN

    i.schoolプログラム・マネージャー。東京大学知の構造化センター特任研究員。イノベーション・コンサルティング企業i.lab, Inc.ビジネスデザイナー。電気通信大学大学院知能機械工学専攻修士。大学院在学時には国費奨学生として派遣国イタリアの現地企業にて産業用自律移動ロボットの研究開発に携わる。現在は特に技術起点の新製品・サービス・事業開発支援を行っている。i.labのプロジェクトを通じて特許を15件取得済。

    Program Manager of i.school. Researcher at the University of Tokyo Center for Knowledge Structuring, Business Designer at i.lab, Inc. Past experience:AEA s.r.l in Loccioni Group at Italy; Researcher (as part of Vulcanus in Europe scholarship) Education: The University of Electro Communications; MS in Mechanics (with vice President-award)

  • 堀井 秀之 Hideyuki HORII


    Executive Director of i.school. 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 also heads 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.