OIST Innovation Society

At OIST Innovation, we emphasize the significance of fostering a vibrant community for all innovators within and around OIST, known as "OIST Innovation Society". Here are some of the typical activities and resources we offer to our community.


Regular Events

Open Hours (Every Friday 2-3pm@OIST Innovation Lounge)

OIST Innovation opens its doors to OIST community every Friday. 
Come and meet us at the OIST Innovation lounge, a comfortable co-working space with white boards and charging spots. We will be waiting for you from 2pm to 3pm and available to answer your diverse questions.

OISTER (Every Thursday 12-1pm@Zoom)

OISTER, OIST Entrepreneurship Roundtable, is a regular online meetup series for OIST startups and researchers who aim to start their startups. Each session features one speaker sharing invaluable insights and experiences. Open to the entire OIST community via Zoom, our gatherings are typically held weekly, with occasional exceptions. For the most up-to-date schedule, please reach out to miki.takashina@oist.jp to receive calendar invitations.

Irregular Events

We host a variety of events, including talks by seasoned entrepreneurs, informal teatime gatherings with special guests, and educational seminars. Stay informed about our latest events by regularly checking our event page for updates and details.

Communication Space

Slack Community


This is a space where innovators from OIST come together to connect with one another, as well as with entrepreneurs and startup supporters around OIST. We encourage open discussions, sharing ideas, and fostering connections among members who are passionate about innovation and startups. It is an open community and you can join from here. After you join, please read through the guidelines and make your self-introduction at the self introduction channel.

OIST Innovation Lounge

The OIST Innovation Lounge, located in the lobby of Lab 3 Level A, serves as a hub for collaboration and networking throughout the university. We encourage the use of this space to facilitate connections and foster collaborative efforts. While the lounge is bookable through Outlook, it remains open and available to everyone when not reserved. Additionally, it will remain open during lunchtime for everyone to use.