About GTIE

Greater Tokyo Innovation Ecosystem (GTIE) is a platform designed to "nurture Academic Startups that can change the world" by universities in the Metropolitan area.
We collaborate with local governments, VCs, CVCs, accelerators, and private companies to create entrepreneurial ecosystem in Greater Tokyo area.

Participant Organizations

Host Organizations

Joint Organizations

Managing Local Government

Implementation structure

Host Organizations / Program Representatives

  • 渡部 俊也
    Someya Takao
    Ph.D. (Engineering) Executive Director and Vice President, The University of Tokyo
  • 若尾 真治
    Wakao Shinji
    Ph.D. (Engineering) Vice-President, Office of the President, Waseda University
  • 渡辺 治
    Watanabe Osamu
    Ph.D. (Engineering) Director and Vice-President, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Program Co-Director

  • 辻本 将晴
    Tsujimoto Masaharu
    Ph.D.
    (Public Policy Briefing & Debate)
    Director of Innovation Design Platform, Office of Research and Innovation, Tokyo Institute of Technology/ Professor, School of Environment and Society
  • 各務 茂夫
    Kagami Shigeo
    Ph.D. (Business Administration) Professor, Department of Technology Management for Innovation, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo/ Deputy Director-General, Division of University Corporate Relations, The University of Tokyo
  • 柴山 知也
    Shibayama Tomoya
    Ph.D. (Engineering) President, Center for Entrepreneurship, Research Innovation Center, Waseda University

Joint Organizations / Program Representatives

  • Kanaho Yasunori
     (Director General of Headquarters for International Industry-University Collaboration, University of Tsukuba)
  • Fujie Koichi
     (Director-General, Academic Research & Innovation Management Organization, Chiba University)
  • Soyama Akihiko
     (Standing Director, Life Science Innovation Network Japan (LINK-J))
  • Misawa Kazuhiko
     (Vice-President, Chief Academic Officer, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
  • Arai Yukio
     (Director & Vice-President, Ochanomizu University)
  • Otani Yasuo
     (Chairman, Kanagawa University of Human Services)
  • Umezawa Takaaki
     (Chairperson, CIC Toranomon G.K.)
  • Nomura Sachio
     (Executive Director, Shibuya Scramble Square (SHIBUYA QWS))
  • Umehara Izuru
     (President, Yokohama National University)
  • Osawa Masatoshi
     (Vice Provost, Association of International Arts and Science, / Dean, School of Economics and Business Administration, Yokohama City University)
  • Tojo Arinobu
     (Executive Director / Executive Vice President of Collaboration, Data Science and Faculty Affairs Director-General, Institute of Innovation Advancement/ Director, Institute for Open Innovation)
  • Yamagishi Koshiro
     (Executive Director, Keio University)
  • Hotta Takashi
     (Vice President (in charge of research), Tokyo Metropolitan University/ Director, Organization for Research Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan University)
  • Noguchi Kazuya
     (Senior Director, Member of the Board, Shibaura Institute of Technology)