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.


Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00

The Innovators Society is hosting a fireside chat with Japan-centric Angel Investors- Hiroaki Watatani and Yuki Shirato.

In contrast to venture capitalists, angel investors are typically wealthy individuals who invest their own money in early-stage startups in exchange for ownership equity or convertible debt.


Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00

The Innovators Society is back with exciting talks and workshops for the rest of the year!

For the first talk this summer, please join us to listen to Dr. Benjamin Heidt, who is currently a postdoc in Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics at OIST, and Co-founder of a science education-based startup FLUIGO, based in Maastricht, Netherlands.

We will also have some light snacks during the meeting!