We cannot
see the future,
but
we can
create it.

Green Innovator Academy 2022 International
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Be
the
Change

Be
the
Change

Today, we are facing a whole range of environmental issues
including climate change, desertification, and loss of biodiversity.
"Decarbonized Society" "Energy Revolution" etc.
Major shifts have begun on a global scale.
What will the future look like in 2050?
SDGs have been achieved and we live more conveniently and affluently?
Or widening disparity and environmental degradation still continue?
What kind of future do you want to live in?
To change the future for the better, we must first know the present,
We need creativity and the courage to take action.
And more than ever, we need our fellow innovators.

Green Innovator
Academy

Starting Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022

Green Innovator Academy

Academy's 2022 Student Admission
This year we are recruiting 70 students,
including some from overseas!

We offer a total of 800,000 yen
(US$6,000) worth of education and experience.

Flights to visit Japan for the forum will be covered by the program
(limited to international students located in Asia).

Entry Deadline: July 27, 2022 (Wed) 23:59 (Japan Standard Time)

Eligibility Requirements

  • An undergraduate or graduate student as of April 2023.
  • Have the will to create the future, curiosity and desire to grow,
    and a desire to create innovations that will make a difference in the society.
  • Able to participate in all of the following sessions (in principle)

There is no charge for participation.

Tentative Schedule (Japan Standard Time)

August
Kickoff Offline (Tokyo)
27 (Sat.) 13:00 - 17:00 In-person for participants located in Japan, and international students will be connected online.
September
lectures online
3 (Sat.) 12:00 - 17:00
Fieldwork Offline (Fukushima)
4-5, 6-7, 11-12, 13-14 *Participate in one of the above dates
lectures online
10 (Sat.) 12:00 - 17:00
lectures online
17 (Sat.) 12:00 - 17:00
lectures online
24 (Sat.) 12:00 - 17:00
October
lectures online
1 (Sat.) 12:00 - 17:00
lectures online
8 (Sat.) 12:00 - 17:00
lectures online
15 (Sat.) 12:00 - 17:00
lectures online
22 (Sat.) 12:00 - 16:00
lectures online
29 (Sat.) 12:00 - 16:00
November
workshop online
5 (Sat.) 12:00 - 16:00
lectures online
12 (Sat.) 12:00 - 16:00
workshop online
19 (Sat.) 12:00 - 16:00
interim announcement online
26 (Sat.) 12:00 - 17:00
December
workshop online
3 (Sat.) 12:00 - 14:00
workshop online
10 (Sat.) 12:00 - 14:00
Forum Offline (Tokyo)
17 (Sat.) 9:00 - 17:00
18 (Sun.) 9:00 - 17:00

*Schedules are tentative and subject to change.

Application Period

June 15, 2022 (Wed) - July 12, 2022 (Tue) 23:59 (Japan Standard Time) *Pre-entry has ended.

Entry Deadline: July 27, 2022 (Wed) 23:59 (Japan Standard Time)

*Schedules are tentative and subject to change.
*Selection will be made in the order of application. Please apply as early as possible.

Applications are now closed
Green Innovator
Academy

What is Green Innovator Academy?

Green Innovator Academy fosters innovators who are changing the future for the better

This project aims to foster 1,000 innovators by 2030 who will create a virtuous cycle between the economy and the environment.
The project provides a process for enthusiastic and talented young people to learn about the global affairs and the industrial structure surrounding energy,circular economy, food system and unban system, and to acquire the skills necessary for leadership and cross-sector collaboration.

Program Overview

This year, the program is divided into the following two parts.
We will run the program with the involvement of many professionals to ensure that participants become innovators that contribute to decarbonization upon graduation.

1st phase: Explore different areas and topics to find your passion
2nd phase: Apply your creative thinking in the chosen area as you learn and grow as a team

Program Overview

Program Structure

Program Structure

Guest Speakers

Mutsuo Iwai

Mutsuo Iwai

Chairman of the Board, JT Inc.

Yoshiki Hiruma

Yoshiki Hiruma

Vice President,Development Bank of Japan Inc.

Ken Isono

Ken Isono

CEO, Shizen Energy Inc.

Espen Mehlum

Espen Mehlum

Head of Energy, Materials and Infrastructure Program
World Economic Forum

Ken Shibusawa

Ken Shibusawa

CEO, Shibusawa and Company Inc.

Yumi Otsuka

Yumi Otsuka

Chief Sustainability Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation

Fieldwork

We will visit sites of decarbonization initiatives across Japan and deepen our understanding through dialogue with leaders who are working to implement innovations and tackling various local and global issues. *Fukushima fieldwork is mandatory for students living in Japan but optional for students living outside of Japan. Your flight expenses will not be covered by the participation fee.

Fieldwork

Forum

Green Innovator Forum

The event will be held with companies, students, young bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and experts who are leading green innovation to envision the future in 2050 through breakout sessions and panel discussions.

Saturday, December 17 - Sunday, December 18, 2022 (Japan Time)

Green Innovator Forum
About

Our activities

Green Innovator Academy 2021

Our activities
Movie (in Japanese)

Green Innovator Academy Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Fieldwork Report [Thinking with Generation Z, Nuclear Power Generation and Energy Issues in Japan
Video planning and production : IDEAS FOR GOOD

Green Innovator Forum Digest

Green Innovator Academy 2021 FINAL

Comments from participants

It is important for Japan to operate efficiently as a society, and cities rely heavily on that efficiency, but I felt that both cities and rural areas need to look at the issues and reconsider the current systems to achieve sustainable society.

I realized that there are things that can only be understood by seeing facts firsthand and hearing directly from those who have experienced them. I also realized that our interpretation can quite change depending on which sector and angle you take a look from. That is why we should not easily fall into dualism, but rather, we should first try to get the facts from multiple perspectives. Then, we develop our own hypotheses and exchange opinions with others to understand the differences. I realized it is important to look for the solution after understanding different sides and opinions.

By seeing the current situation of the nuclear power plant and the affected areas, I learned the risk of nuclear power plants and the damage that natural disasters can cause, but by being exposed to the diverse opinions and thoughts on the accident and the disaster, I also learned to think considering scientific evidence and emotion, and ethics and truth.

What skills will you gain?

Cross-country, cross-industry, and cross-company skills that are crucial for green innovation

Green innovation require the ability to collaborate across countries, industries, and companies.
You will acquire these skills through working on real-life examples and from the talk sessions with innovators making positive changes in the world.

Cross-country, cross-industry, and cross-company skills that are crucial for green innovation
Skill

Committee Members

Committee members will support participants in various ways throughout the program.

Akira Sakano

Founder and Director, Zero Waste Japan

Akira Sakano

Takeshi Okada

CEO, FC IMABARI

Takeshi Okada

So Sugawara

Founder, Green innovation

So Sugawara

Takako Takano

the executive director of ECOPLUS

Takako Takano

Takuro Arimura

Chair of the Board of Directors, SPANISIMO JAPAN

Takuro Arimura

Ken Shibusawa

CEO, Shibusawa and Company Inc.

Ken Shibusawa

Chikatomo Hodo

CEO, BayHills Inc.
Advisor, Suntory Holdings Limited

Chikatomo Hodo

Akihiro Sando

Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Foundation

Akihiro Sando

Dan Nakamura

Representative Director/Creator, DANNAKAMURA

Dan Nakamura

Sho Hayashi

CEO, SHOCKby, Inc.
Director of Policy on Sustainability and Innovation, Obuse Town
Founder, Bizjapan

Sho Hayashi

Mutsuo Iwai

Chairman of the Board, JT Inc.

Mutsuo Iwai

Chikara Hunabashi

Project Director, Tobitate! Study Abroad Initiative

Chikara Hunabashi

Motoshige Itoh

Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

Motoshige Itoh

Yuito Yamada

McKinsey & Company, Inc. Partner

Yuito Yamada

Yudai Maeda

Former Foreign Ministry Officials Decarbonization Expert
Decarbonization media GX Channel Publisher and managing editor

Yudai Maeda

Committee
Member

Partners

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

euglena Co.,Ltd.

euglena Co.,Ltd.

Shizen Energy Inc.

Shizen Energy Inc.

Iwatani Corporation

Iwatani Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation

INPEX CORPORATION

INPEX CORPORATION

HIROSHIMA ALUMINUM INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

HIROSHIMA ALUMINUM INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

Mori Building Co., Ltd.

Mori Building Co., Ltd.

Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association

Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association

About Partners

Our program is looking for partner organizations.
If you are in charge of a corporation that would like to become a partner, please contact us at the address below.

<Contact info.>

Green Innovator Project Executive Committee
info@green-innovation-project.com

Partner

Organizer/Application

We are looking forward to creating the future together!

Organizer

Green Innovator Project Executive Committee (Secretariat: Green innovation)
https://green-innovation-project.com/

Application

Selection will be made in the order of application, so please apply as early as possible.

Those selected this time will receive 800,000 yen (US$6,000) worth of support, including Academy tuition, participation in fieldwork programs and forums, transportation, lodging, and meals.
Flights to visit Japan for the forum will be covered by the program (limited to international students located in Asia). However, flights for Fukushima fieldwork in September are not included.

Application period

June 15, 2022 (Wed) - July 12, 2022 (Tue) 23:59 (Japan Standard Time) *Pre-entry has ended.

Entry Deadline: July 27, 2022 (Wed) 23:59 (Japan Standard Time)

Selection will be made in the order of application, so please apply as early as possible.

<Contact info.>

Green Innovator Project Executive Committee
info@green-innovation-project.com

Applications are now closed
Organizer

FAQ

  • Are there any application requirements?

    There are application requirements for the program.
    Please check the following.

    • An undergraduate or graduate student as of April 2023
    • Have the will to create the future, curiosity and desire to grow, and a desire to create innovations that will make a difference in society
    • Able to participate in all of the following sessions
  • I am a working adult attending graduate school, can I still apply?

    Working professionals who are attending graduate school are also eligible to apply.
    However, please note that you must be able to participate in the entire program.

  • What will we do in the online program?

    In the online program, students will have discussions with the guest speakers and other participants based on the lecture videos and assignments provided in advance. We will also hold sessions to provide participants with the frameworks that are necessary to develop new business proposal and policy recommendation.

  • How often is the online program?

    We plan to hold the program every Saturday after August 27, 2022.
    Please note that this schedule is subject to change depending on the speakers and other arrangements.

  • What are the hours of the weekly online program?

    In principle, the program will be held from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Japan Standard Time.
    However, the time of each session is subject to change.

  • Will there be assignments during the program?

    Yes, there will be assignments.
    In order to attend the lectures, participants are expected to watch the lecture videos in advance and submit questions to acquire the knowledge necessary for business proposal and policy recommendation.

  • How much time is required per week, including pre-assignments?

    In principle, 5 hours of lectures and 3 to 4 hours of pre-project assignments will be required each week.

  • What will we do during the fieldwork?

    During the fieldwork, we will visit energy-related sites and have discussions.
    All participants are required to participate in the fieldwork (2 days and 1 night), which will take place in Fukushima, however, for international students, it is not mandatory. We will arrange the dates individually after you have been selected to participate in the academy.

  • What is the forum?

    It is an in-person event that is going to be held in Tokyo on December 17 (Sat.) - 18 (Sun.), 2022.

    We plan to hold breakout sessions and panel discussions in various fields to envision the future in 2050 with companies, students, young bureaucrats, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and experts who are driving green innovation, and to further accelerate green innovation.

  • What exactly does "support programs worth 800,000 yen" mean?

    The "800,000 yen worth of program support" means that 800,000 yen worth of expenses will be waived for participants in the program.
    *Breakdown: Academy tuition, fieldwork participation fees (travel fee from Tokyo to Fukushima, lodging, and meals), forum participation fees, etc.

    For international students located in Asia, your flights for the forum participation will be covered.

    Please note that expenses such as transportation fee from your house to the designated pick-up point and optional fieldwork fees are not included in the participation fee (55,000 Japanese Yen).

  • Can I apply with a friend?

    Yes, of course. We believe it is important to learn together as a team using a common language and tools while working on the project. However, please note that it would not affect the selection process.

  • Are there any business skill requirements to participate?

    No, no prior skills or knowledge is required. Our program is designed to prepare you with the necessary skills and knowledge.

  • Will there be any community to keep in touch with participants after the completion of the Academy?

    All alumni and mentors of the Academy will have access to the Alumni community. This is an opportunity for you to further expand your network and continue to build your business.

What is Green Innovator Project Executive Committee?

We collaborate with industry, government, and academia to expand awareness of green innovation to the younger generation who will lead the era, and to develop human resources who will take action toward a decarbonized future in 2050. We value ​​multi-sector collaboration and contribute to the acceleration of green innovation across sectors.
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