Innovation across generations Design Thinking Hackathon

SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE August - September 2020

For a long time, innovation has been used to address complex social and environmental issues. Experience has shown that those issues can only be solved by a strong collaboration across pluridisciplinary and diverse stakeholders. This is even more relevant in view of COVID-19 crisis, which has transformed our daily lives and work styles.

Schoolab, a global innovation studio, is now coming to Japan to hold an innovation hackathon at SHIBUYA QWS. In this intensive program, companies will work hand-in-hand with top Japanese university students, entrepreneurs and designers to find solutions for their key business stakes and challenges.

What is Schoolab?

Schoolab is a global Innovation Studio based in Paris, Silicon Valley and Ho Chi Minh City. Over the past 15 years, Schoolab has created a diverse community and network, connecting people and organizations.

We bring together entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives, students and innovation experts to design and develop new concepts and processes. Schoolab designs spaces and creates programs that build on diversity between people and organizations to create value.

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What is SHIBUYA QWS?

Shibuya QWS is a co-creation facility on the 15th floor of Shibuya Scramble Square. It was created to uncover human potential to nurture innovators and creators of all ages, backgrounds, professions and horizons.

QWS also collaborates with five pioneer universities in Tokyo : Waseda, Toko, Tokyo University, Keio and Tokyo Toshidai universities.

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Value proposition

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Develop new business ideas based on your corporate key challenges in a short time, creating a prototype and testing new concepts

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Achieve a fresh perspective on your company’s business mission, services and products by collaborating with the country's top students and talents from diverse background and expertise

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Benefit from Schoolab’s proven innovation skills, built on the creative talents in Europe, Silicon Valley and Asia

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Develop a co-creative mindset, skill-up your collaborators on a project-based method while sharing diverse viewpoints with other companies

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Improve your corporate brand by collaborating with various communities and attract new talents with an innovative acquisition channel

Overall flow

  • Kick-off

  • Challenge identification/Team sourcing

  • Demote Design Sprint

    4 half days (Aug 21, 22, 28, 29)

  • Demo day

    @Shibiuya QWS or online (Sep 5)

  • Landing and follow-up

    Optional

Experts

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Quentin Frécon

CEO, Schoolab Asia

Expert in Design Thinking & Lean Startup which enabled to accelerate +5 corporate project and +20 startups, Quentin coached over 100 executives and entrepreneurs. In charge of Schoolab’s launch and development in Asia since September 2018.

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Naoki Ogiwara

Managing Director at Knowledge Associates Japan Ltd

Specialises in the corporate strategy and consulting, education and research services. Extensive experience in KM, organizational transformation and innovation projects for more than 20 years. Former senior KM officer of The World Bank.

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Host

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Shibuya QWS is a co-creation facility on the 15th floor of Shibuya Scramble Square. It was created to uncover human potential to nurture innovators and creators of all ages, backgrounds, professions and horizons. QWS also collaborates with five pioneer universities in Tokyo : Waseda, Toko, Tokyo University, Keio and Tokyo Toshidai universities.

Co-organizers

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As a part of Knowledge Associates International based in Cambridge, U.K., Knowledge Associates Japan is committed to help individuals, organizations and society to become knowledge-driven ones through developing, educating, implementing effective creation and management of knowledge.

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Schoolab is a global Innovation Studio based in Paris, Silicon Valley and Ho Chi Minh City. Over the past 15 years, Schoolab has created a diverse community and network, connecting people and organizations. We bring together entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives, students and innovation experts to design and develop new concepts and processes. Schoolab designs spaces and creates programs that build on diversity between people and organizations to create value.

Corporate partners

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Opening up towns and providing them with rail access. Creating beautiful, thriving places where many people can gather and live. And continuously earning the goodwill of the people who live in these places now and in the future. Tokyu Group’s history has been guided by our enduring emphasis on benefiting the communities we serve.

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Delight Ventures is a venture capital firm that thoroughly reduces the hurdles of entrepreneurship.