Past Events

Intro to Entrepreneurship Training Program

Seminar Room L4E01

Language: English

Reservation required.

OIST Innovators Society - Fireside chat

Seminar room L4F01 (Lab4)

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.

OIST Innovators Society Meetup

Seminar room L4F01

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!

Meet the Life Innovators-Future of Food, Agriculture and Life

Sydney Brenner Lecture Hall-B250/Online

AgVenture Lab and OIST will hold a startup event to promote innovation in food, agriculture, and life. Language: Japanese Registration required (Deadline July 6)

食と農とくらしのイノベーションを考えるスタートアップイベント。日本語。事前登録制(締切 7月6日)。

Funding - OIST Proof of Concept Program

2022-06-15 to 2022-08-31
Technology Development and Innovation Center

The 2022 Proof of Concept Program round call is open for proposals - deadline for LOI submission August 31st, 2022. 

OIST-IOCB Research Exchange


OIST and IOCB Prague invite researchers from each institution to an on-line meet-and-greet and research exchange on 30 May 2022.

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 5 ‘Early-stage Recruiting and Compensation – Role Play’

Seminar Room A719 - Lab 3

In Workshop #4 we discussed recruiting and compensation for early-stage companies. In Workshop #5, we will use role-play to practice both recruiting as a founder and joining an early-stage startup as an employee or advisor. We will practice as teams in a casual setting, so you can attend this workshop even if you have not attended Workshop #4.

OIST Innovators Society - Workshop 4

Seminar room C210 (center building)

Workshop 4: ‘Early-stage Recruiting and Compensation - Both Sides’

Are you being approached by startups to provide technical consultation? OR Are you planning to launch startups in the future? If you are, you might be wondering how new people are recruited to join startups.

OIST Innovators Society - Fireside chat with Lifetime Ventures

Seminar room C210 (center building)

The OIST Innovators Society is hosting a casual fireside chat with Koshu Kunii, Ryosuke Kimura and Kentaroh (Kenny) Awata, from Lifetime Ventures. Lifetime Ventures is a pre-seed venture capital firm based in Tokyo, that invests in talent to create businesses that will be loved and exist for a long time. Lifetime typically invests ~$50-500k in startups at the pre-seed or seed stage and provides hands-on support to its portfolio startups. This is an exciting opportunity to ask venture capitalists anything!

Seminar: UTEC Founders Program for Entrepreneurs

Lab 4 Room E48

Every Company has a "Day 1"

Join guests from the University of Tokyo Edge Capital to learn about their Founders Program that offers comprehensive support to teams in various stages of launching their deep-tech startups. In addition to investment funds, the program also offers grants to researchers in basic science. 12 April 2022 | 9:30-10:15 | Lab 4 Room E48