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KEIO SFC Future Innovation and Entrepreneurship research consortium

Although systems for incubation support have already been established, there are still research tasks that remain for further development, such as better entrepreneurship education, accumulation of incubation knowledge, and endeavors in strategy design. Therefore, we have reorganized the SFC Incubation Village Research Consortium in order to incorporate it in the planned SIV Entrepreneur Laboratory as a core for research activities. In this consortium (KIEP: Keio SFC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Platform Consortium), we will promote research activities based on entrepreneurship education.

Website: http://www.kiep.ne.jp Email: sec[at]kiep.ne.jp

Objectives and Targets

The SFC Incubation Village Research Consortium (SIV), established in April 2002, has been very active with the aim of developing a successful venture incubation model lead by the university with SFC as its base. Initially set up as a place to learn about both domestic and overseas advanced cases, it is currently highly evaluated as the most active and pioneering organization in Japan. It is also widely recognized as one of Japan's leading incubators by a variety of overseas organizations. KIEP will continue to expand its activities as an organization that expects to play a key role in the creation of new business at Keio, with the basic concept of "from research to practice."

Activities

  1. KIEP Research Program
  2. Hosting of KIEP Forums
    Matching research results from Keio, including SFC, with outside companies
    Setting up of sharing opportunities with regard to a variety of cases, including overseas and advanced cases
  3. Coordination of joint research projects and funded lectures
  4. Provision of the SFC-IV Salon Space
  5. Registration and organization of brush-up programs for entrepreneurship projects
  6. Acting as a liaison for other universities' and overseas incubators

    Details of these activities will be reported on to member companies at KIEP Forums.

Organizational Members (as of March, 2010)

  • PFU LIMITED
  • FIGLA CO.,LTD.
  • NIFTY Corporation
  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ,Ltd.
  • Daito Art Printing Co,.Ltd
  • Space of Five co.,LTD
  • HARU DESIGN CONSULTING, Inc.
  • MITSUBISHI ESTATE CO., LTD
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • SANGIKYO CORPORATION
  • KPMG AZSA & Co.
  • yashinmanman
  • TOEI ANIMATION Co., Ltd.
  • Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan,
  • Kanagawa Prefectural government
  • Society for the study of Venture Support
  • Menter Mita Kai
  • SFC Mita Kai
  • Fujisawa City
  • MM Incubation Partners CO.LTD.

  • Salon members: 17

Life Duration

1st Year: April 2008 - March 2009
2nd Year: April 2009 - March 2010
3rd Year: April 2010 - March 2011

Researchers

Name Affiliation
o Katsuhiko Ogawa Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Yoshinori Isagai Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Hiroya Tanaka Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Masahiro Kotosaka Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
Takashi Iwamoto Project Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration
Takayuki Tomaru Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management
Michita Imai Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology
Yoshimitsu Aoki Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology
Emi Miyachi Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
Satoshi Kabasawa Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
Yuki Hara Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
Takashi Okazaki Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC
Akira Yogiashi Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC