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Tokyo Tech ID Organization Tokyo Institute of Technology establishes the “Social Change Challenge Award” with a total prize money of 25 million yen. Supporting the startups of young researchers who are motivated to change society

[Tokyo Tech ID Organization] Tokyo Institute of Technology
establishes the “Social Change Challenge Award” with a total prize money of 25 million yen. Supporting the startups of young researchers who are motivated to change society

*View in browser* *Tokyo Institute of Technology Innovation Design Organization* Press release: March 29, 2024
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Tokyo Institute of Technology establishes the “Social Change Challenge Award” with a total prize money of 25 million yen. Supporting the startups of young researchers who are motivated to change society * Innovation Design Institute (Director: Tsujimoto), the startup support department of Tokyo Institute of Technology (hereinafter referred to as “Tokyo Tech”)
Masaharu (hereinafter referred to as “Id Organization”) will establish the “Social Change Challenge Award” in April 2024 with the aim of creating startups by young researchers with high motivation and excellent research seeds. *
■Establishment of the “Social Change Challenge Award”
Tokyo Tech has positioned 2021 as the “first year of startups” and established the ID organization in April 2022 with the vision of “nurturing university startups that change the world.” We have been working on creating startups that create value.
As part of this support, the newly established “Social Change Challenge Award” recognizes young researchers at Tokyo Tech who have the desire to change society through their research results. In addition to providing support (total of 25 million yen), we will also comprehensively support various steps toward commercialization. We hope that this award will spark a new movement among young researchers at Tokyo Tech.
1st Social Change Challenge Award
Details (link to Tokyo Tech ID mechanism page)

* ■Establishment of a new startup studio for students*
Based on the belief that what university startups need is not innovation in “technology” but innovation in “how to change society,” starting in 2024, we will launch a startup support program for students*
“Tokyo Tech Startup STUDIO”*
will be newly established. Tokyo Tech students with a strong inquisitive spirit and high ability in science and technology work together with experts and researchers from various fields to identify and solve problems in order to realize the society we want. We aim to found a company that has the potential to become a unicorn.

** Startup Studio (“Startup STUDIO”)*
is a business creation organization whose purpose is to create new businesses simultaneously and continuously. Inside the studio, management professionals, engineers in charge of product development, marketers who are experts in PR and sales methods, and others provide know-how when starting a new business. It enables you to practice appropriate problem-solving and scaling methods that suit your business and increase the probability of success. It’s an ideal place for entrepreneurs and innovators to come up with new concepts.

The “Social Change Challenge Award” and “Tokyo Tech Startup STUDIO” projects are *Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s “University Startup Creation Support Project”*
This project will be carried out with the support of
Click here for details on the university startup creation support project.
https://www.startupandglobalfinancialcity.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/startup/initiatives/university-startup-support What is Tokyo Tech Innovation Design Institute (Id Institute)? An organization established in April 2022 with the vision of “nurturing university startups that change the world.” We collectively carry out activities related to support for the creation of startups originating from Tokyo Tech, support for ventures originating from Tokyo Tech, preparation of the entrepreneurial environment, regional collaboration, collaboration with entrepreneurship education, collaboration with technology management education, collaboration with external organizations such as other universities, etc. I am in charge.
In 2023, we opened the incubation office INDEST in front of Tamachi Station with the aim of creating startups from Tokyo Institute of Technology and supporting the growth of university-originated startups.
Based on the excellent research seeds and ideas of the university, which is a hub of knowledge, we will strengthen the environment in which young Tokyo Tech students can take on the challenge of starting up their own startups.

Innovation Design Organization Ecosystem

* Request for donations: About Tokyo Tech “Startup Support Fund”* Many original and advanced research results are being produced every day, but when we wish to implement these results in society in order to contribute to the creation of the future world and society, it is difficult to understand the gap between research results and social implementation. Crossing the gap is not easy. The “Startup Support Fund” is a specific fund to support faculty members and students who aspire to start businesses to implement the results of their research at Tokyo Tech in society, and aims to bridge the gap between research results and social implementation and create startups.
We ask for your support through this fund to promote Tokyo Tech’s initiatives. When making a donation, it is also possible to specify a research field.
Click here for Tokyo Tech Startup Support Fund

* ■Contact information regarding this matter*
Tokyo Institute of Technology Innovation Design Institute (Id Institute) Campus Innovation Center INDEST, 3-3-6 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0023 Tokyo Institute of Technology Research and Industry-Academia Collaboration Headquarters Innovation Design Organization
Contact form (Id mechanism) *About details about this release*
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000002.000119211.html





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