Past Events

OIST Innovators Society - Bagasse Upcycle

Seminar room L4E01 (Lab 4, Level E)

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. 

OIST Innovators Society - Global Hands-On VC

L4F01 (Lab 4, Level F)

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

Danish Design Center Seminar: "How should societal design change when the society expands?"


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

OIST Innovators Society Seminar - Bringing medical devices to the market

Seminar room L4E01 (Lab 4, Floor E) + zoom (Meeting ID: 959 3115 2658 Passcode: 914922)

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. 

Meet the Innovation Supporters at OIST - free coffee and snacks

Lab 3 Level C Room C700

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.

Accelerating Biomedical Science Innovation, featuring Dr. Tanja Rosenmund

Lab 3 Level C Room C700

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!

Startup Pitch Competition: Global Entrepreneurship Week

Center Building C209

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

Fireside chat with Solange Massa, Founder & CEO of Ecoatoms

Seminar room C700, Lab 3 Level C

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.

OIST Innovators Society - Entrepreneur story

Seminar room L4F01 (Lab4)

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.

Fall 2022 Lean Startup Entrepreneurial Training Program: Final Presentations

Seminar Room L4E01

Language: English

Reservation required