GTIE (Greater Tokyo Innovation Ecosystem) has been selected for the JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) project <EDGE PRIME Initiative> to enhance entrepreneurship programs for high school students in FY2023.
In this project, Waseda University, one of the lead institutions, will promote various human resource development programs in collaboration with the University of Tsukuba, Chiba University, Kanagawa University of Health and Welfare, and Shibaura Institute of Technology within GTIE in particular, aiming to create a legacy that can also contribute to the improvement of high school education. Details of each program will be introduced at TUFS and other universities in due course, so please keep an eye out for them.
Reference: EDGE PRIME Initiative Adoption Platform (JST website )
GTIE’sEDGE PR IME Initiativeinitiatives (tentative)
(1) Development and operation of entrepreneurship education programs for high school students
In this project, GTIE will develop and provide entrepreneurship education programs for high school students, etc., and develop a basic project to realize teaching methods and teaching materials and their dissemination and propagation with the aim of passing on the know-how of systematized entrepreneurship education.
GTIE institutions are currently implementing educational programs for elementary, junior high, and high school students, building systems, and promoting public relations in a variety of ways, while expanding programs already in place at Waseda University, University of Tsukuba, Chiba University, Kanagawa University of Health and Welfare, and Shibaura Institute of Technology to further broaden the scope of activities, In this project, new pioneering efforts will be made to visualize the actual regional status of entrepreneurship programs, eliminate bottlenecks, and promote measures and approaches considered effective for this purpose throughout the GTIE.
(Main initiatives) Waseda University: Dispatch of high school students to the U.S.
Waseda University: Dispatch of high school students to the U.S., implementation of educational training programs for high school teachers, and preparation of teaching materials, etc.
University of Tsukuba: Problem-solving workshops by mixed teams of high school and university students
Chiba University: Creation of video content for introductory education, development of programs for classroom practice, etc.
Hofuku University: Creation of contents (cartoons) for elementary and junior high school students and their use in extracurricular classes, etc.
Shibaura Institute of Technology: Development of business model competitions and workshops for junior and senior high school students
(2) Establish a system to continuously provide entrepreneurship education programs to high school students
An effective and efficient implementation system for GTIE as a whole will be established by sharing information at the Project Liaison Conference and at meetings of all GTIE organizations. In doing so, we will develop and test programs in a semi-closed community through sincere dialogue, including local governments that have primary responsibility for education for high school students and cooperating organizations that have specialized know-how, and share programs and other information in a more open manner through communication using slack and other tools. We will also share programs in a more open manner through communication using slack and other tools, and connect with high school teachers and other educators who are interested and aware of the issues, to create new networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and those who aspire to start their own businesses, and for high school students and others to be stimulated.