Monday, April 24, 2023 - 19:30 to Sunday, May 14, 2023 - 23:30

Do you feel frustrated about the available transportation options for commuting to OIST and traveling around Okinawa? Do you want to find a solution to address this problem? Then join us for the first ever OIST community hackathon aimed at brainstorming sustainable transportation ideas for implementation at OIST and Okinawa!


Monday, March 13, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:00

Join us for coffee and conversation with the founders and managing partners of Global Hands-On VC (GHOVC) ( ), Shri Dodani and Ken Yasunaga.


Friday, March 17, 2023 - 11:15 to 12:00

The OIST Innovators Society is hosting an informal seminar with Shinji Odo, Founder and CEO of BAGASSE UPCYCLE Inc. ( – an Okinawa-based startup whose mission is to change people‘s clothing consumption behavior in tourist destinations and travel scenes in a sustainable way. 


Friday, January 27, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00

Are you developing or want to develop medical devices, drugs or vaccines at OIST? Would you like to see your technology reach the hands of patients after they are developed in research labs?

Then, please join us at the next Innovators society meeting on January 27th, where Dr. Laurent Metz will give us a glimpse into his 20 years of experience of bringing medical devices to the markets. 


Friday, January 27, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:30

Dr. Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Center.  Language: English, Open to OIST Community


Friday, November 18, 2022 - 14:00 to 14:30

The OIST Innovators Society is hosting a fireside chat on accelerating biomedical science innovation, featuring Dr. Tanja Rosenmund, Visiting Researcher at OIST and Director of SPARK Berlin Institute of Health. The event will be followed by an open house with staff of the Technology Development & Innovation Center and free coffee and snacks!


Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 13:30 to 15:00

Watch entrepreneurs battle it out at the OIST Startup Pitch Competition and cast your vote for the "Audience Choice Award". Free coffee and snacks.

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Center Building, C209


Friday, November 18, 2022 - 14:30 to 16:00

Join the staff of the Technology Development & Innovation Center for free coffee and snacks and ask them how OIST can help support innovative ideas, prototyping, starting a business, and more. Come any time between 3 pm-4 pm and bring your coffee cup, mask, and boundless curiosity.


Friday, November 4, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00

Fireside chat with Dr. Solange Massa, the founder and CEO of Ecoatoms, a NASA supported company developing the next generation biomaterials, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices in space.


Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00

Are you a passionate inventor? Are you driven to invent technology to help people in need? Then you are going to be excited and inspired by listening to our next entrepreneur’s story!

Stephen Estelle is going to share his entrepreneurship story with the Innovators Society. Stephen is the CEO and founder of Estelle Ingenuity, and Technician in the Embodied Cognitive Science Unit at OIST.