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The 2nd Annual Innovation Program in collaboration with INSEAD Business School and Aichi Prefecture

INSEAD Innovation Program

Last year, our institution was honored to collaborate with Aichi prefectural government stakeholders, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and INSEAD Business School (France) in the implementation of the "INSEAD Innovation Program" for innovators developing new business ventures. A customized program for Aichi Prefecture as part of the "Aichi-Startup Strategy" formulated by Aichi Prefecture for creating, supporting, and fostering new businesses, the 2021 iteration of the program will have participants learning comprehensive knowledge about open innovation methods for creating new businesses, as well as examples of challenges that can be faced in the process, through a total of five Live Virtual seminars conducted over an online platform before being expected to produce results through project work relating directly to the development of their new businesses. In December 2022, a final debriefing session and completion ceremony will be held at our Nagoya Marunouchi Tower Campus.

Call for Applications

If you are interested in this program, please attend the briefing session. Those who attend the briefing session will receive individual information on how to apply for the program.

  • Date: Friday, July 9, 2021, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Deadline: Thursday, July 8, 2021
  • Venue: PwC Consulting G.K. Nagoya Office (Online participation via Zoom is also available)
  • Capacity: 15 people (on a first-come, first-served basis / there is no maximum capacity for online participation)


Outline of the INSEAD Innovation Program


From September to November, INSEAD will hold virtual seminars for participants involved in creating new businesses at companies in Aichi Prefecture. Participants will be asked to work on a project that will lead to the creation of a new business by utilizing what they have learned in the seminar series. Faculty of our school and INSEAD will provide support for the project work through mentoring and coaching sessions. On the last day of the program, there will be a debriefing session where participants will present what they have learned during the program*. Those who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion from INSEAD**.

* The debriefing session is scheduled for December and will be announced separately once the details are determined.
**Certain conditions such as attendance rate must be met for completion.


INSEAD Innovation Program 2021

INSEAD Innovation Program 2021

  • Target audience: Companies with headquarters or principal offices in Aichi Prefecture that are in charge of new business creation, etc.
  • Number of participants: 20
  • Participation fee: Not required
  • Language: English (Simultaneous interpretation into Japanese will be provided)

INSEAD Innovation Program.
In order for Aichi Prefecture to maintain its competitiveness and lead Japan and the world toward a brighter future, the Aichi-Startup Strategy was formulated in October 2018 with the aim of forming and enhancing a "startup ecosystem" that will serve as a soil for triggering innovation with startup companies as the catalyst.
[Japanese] About the Aichi-Startup Strategy (Aichi Prefecture official website)


About the INSEAD Business School
Established in 1957, and with campuses in Europe (France), the United States (San Francisco), Asia (Singapore), and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi), INSEAD is the most internationalized business school in the world. INSEAD's MBA program was ranked No. 1 in the world by the Financial Times Global MBA ranking 2021. It is also the world's largest provider of executive education, with more than 12,000 executives from around the world studying at INSEAD each year and providing executive education to more than 200 companies annually.