Information for entrepreneurs of a university-originated venture
Organizations providing information about grants
Major business-plan contests for students
- “Dream Gate Grandprix”
- “Student New Business Award,” the New Business Conference Kansai
- “Campus Venture Grand Prix Osaka,” Campus Venture Grand Prix (CVG) Osaka Implementation Committee
- MIT Enterprise Forum of Japan, Business Plan Contest in Japan
- Student Support Center
|Incubation rooms and rental offices in the Keihanna area|
|Takayama Science Plaza||Foundation for Nara institute of Science and Technology|
|Kyoto Keihanna Venture Center||Kyoto Prefecture, etc.|
|D-egg||Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN, etc.|
NAIST Innovation NetworkThe NAIST Innovation Network (NIN), intended for students and others who are highly interested in productizing and commercializing their product ideas born from their daily research or technologies as their research outcome, aims at having them include the start of a technology venture as a possible future career. NIN is a community developed and organized by the university’s voluntary students and has been conducting such activities as holding workshops and providing a place for information exchange.
NIN’s activitiesNIN is operated by the steering committee consisting mainly of the university’s students and conducts the following major activities.
- Innovation workshop
This workshop, by inviting entrepreneurs, people with entrepreneurial experience, and specialists mainly in the field of technology to give lectures on skills and motivations required for starting a technology venture, aims at letting you gain implications for thinking about your own career and learn about the concrete know-how required.
- Information exchange and interaction via the mailing list
The NAIST Innovation Network conducts information exchange and interaction among participants via the mailing list. The list includes various Japanese and foreign specialists as advisors, such as technology-venture entrepreneurs, people with entrepreneurial experience, and researchers.