Nov 15, 2013

Call for participation>Workshop: Innovation on Service in India 2014.1.


We’ve closed the call for participation. We will contact to all the applicants after examining the application. Thank you.

// This call for participation is for IITH students. //

The middle class of India is expanding drastically and is expected to increase steadily its buying power. We see not a few similar points with
Japan’s high-growth period in 60’s and 70’s, while their service demands also reflect Indian current conditions and their social and cultural
Based on the outcomes of our “Foresight India” workshop conducted last year in IITH, and the results of the fieldwork of visiting Indian families in last September, in this workshop Japanese participants, together with IITH students will develop service innovation targetted to Indian middle class. We will aim to create innovative ideas analyzing Japanese successful services and using analogical reasoning.

Dates: January 7-8, 2014
Venue: Lecture Hall 3, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Language: English

Participation: Limited to IITH students. (15 slots) Together with IITH students, students and Japanese company sponsors will attend the workshop.

What is is a cross-disciplinary educational program established in The
University of Tokyo, Japan. We develop and provide human-centered
innovation workshop programs in collaboration with globally renowned
educational and business bodies such as Royal College of Art, Stanford
Institute of Design (, IDEO and Ziba.
Through teamwork on carefully selected and inspiring themes, students
enrolled in the programs acquire deep understanding on human beings and
societies concerned and develop skills in ideation and prototyping that are
truly realizable.

To apply:
Please click the registration form on this page.
Selection process may apply should number of applications exceed the capacity.

Hideyuki Horii (Executive Director of
Yukinobu Yokota (Director of

  • Hideyuki HORII

    Executive Director of Professor of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. As the Executive Director, he launched 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.

  • Yukinobu YOKOTA

    Director of 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