ITS Ideathon

What is “Ideathon”?

"Ideathon" is a coined word combining "idea" and "marathon". It is an event by group work which is done for creating new ideas. We hold international ideathon with the theme of ITS which lasts for 4 days.
From the viewpoint of youth generation, students provide and share new ideas about ITS specialized services and products that combine elemental technologies and advanced technologies such as IoT fields. Each team is formed with about six students from Japan and abroad. Members of each team discuss a given theme, provide and share many ideas in brainstorm style, and brush up to create new values for services and solutions to social problems. We hold a presentation competition on the final day, and teams who proposed excellent ideas would be awarded.


The main purpose of this event is to train next generation human resources with the theme of ITS. Overseas students gather from various fields and create ideas for themes. Participants learn about economic, social and cultural differences as well as technology, and seek solutions through communication, and cultivate global minds and acquire analytic reasoning, complex problem solving, collaboration skills, and teamwork.

May 7

Day 1

Orientation, Seminar and Lecture

May 8

Day 2

Ideathon I, Gala Dinner

May 9

Day 3

Ideathon II

May 10

Day 4

Presentation Contest and Award Ceremony

Ideathon Sponsor

Advantest Corporation
Advantest Corporation

Pasona Tech, Inc.
Pasona Tech, Inc.


Zenrin Company, Limited
Zenrin Company, Limited

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