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  • Writer's pictureAteneo Intellectual Property Office [AIPO]

Dive into the Heart of Japan's Thriving Startup Ecosystem and Experience Experiential Learning Like

The Ateneo Intellectual Property Office (AIPO) invites students and alumni to participate in an extraordinary opportunity to explore Japan's vibrant tech scene. The highly anticipated Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore, scheduled from July 23 to 29, 2023 promises an exhilarating 7-day international tour filled with invaluable learning experiences, immersive visits to renowned technology companies, and interactions with industry experts.

"Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore is your gateway to unlocking the limitless potential of technology and entrepreneurship," says Professor George Quitoriano of the Ateneo John Gokongwei School of Management. "By joining this program, participants will gain insights into successful startup ecosystems, foster collaboration with like-minded innovators, and be inspired to pursue their technopreneurial dreams."

Program Objectives:

  • Inspire and encourage students to pursue technopreneurship: Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore aims to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit within participants, motivating them to harness the power of technology and innovation to create meaningful impact in society.

  • Experiential learning from successful startup ecosystems: Engaging experiential learning sessions will enable participants to immerse themselves in the dynamic world of startups, gaining practical knowledge and insights from some of the most successful tech companies and entrepreneurial hubs in Japan.

  • Fostering collaboration among entrepreneurs and innovators: Through networking opportunities and interactions with startup founders, business incubators, venture capitalists, and educational institutions, Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore seeks to foster collaboration, creating a supportive environment for future partnerships and innovative projects.

Osaka Tour Highlights:

  • Witness the growth of Panasonic: Participants will delve into the wisdom of Konosuke Matsushita, the founder of Panasonic, and witness the company's 100 years of technological innovation.

  • Immerse in cutting-edge ideas at Creative Lab for Innovation in Kobe (CLIK): Explore the forefront of technological advancements and innovative ideas at CLIK, inspiring participants to think outside the box.

  • Discover Leave a Nest Co.: Uncover the groundbreaking Knowledge Manufacturing Process Technology offered by the world's first startup company to provide it as a service.

  • Experience pharmaceutical prowess at Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.: Gain insights into Rohto Pharmaceutical's cutting-edge solutions and breakthroughs in the field of pharmaceuticals.

  • Travel in style on the famous Shinkansen bullet train: Experience the thrill of traveling on Japan's high-speed rail network, an iconic symbol of the country's technological prowess.

Tokyo Tour Highlights:

  • Delve into innovative research and development at Sony City: Explore the world of Sony's groundbreaking research and development initiatives, witnessing firsthand how they shape the future of technology.

  • Learn about Honda's New Business Creation Program: Discover Honda's commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship through their New Business Creation Program, designed to foster and support new ventures.

  • Expose yourself to revolutionary technologies at the Toshiba Science Museum: Immerse yourself in the wonders of Toshiba's technological advancements and gain insights into their cutting-edge research.

  • Discover micro-algae-based solutions at Euglena Co. Ltd.: Explore the exciting possibilities offered by Euglena's micro-algae-based solutions, addressing critical challenges in various industries.

  • Tour a high-tech factory at Hamano Seisakusho Co., Ltd.: Gain a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing processes of Hamano Seisakusho, a company at the forefront of technological innovation.

  • Immerse yourself in the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Center of Garage: Engage with the vibrant startup community at Center of Garage, where participants can connect with entrepreneurs, exchange ideas, and explore potential collaborations.

  • Engage with deep tech startup entrepreneurs from Naturenics Inc. and DCN Labs: Interact with entrepreneurs from Naturenics Inc. and DCN Labs, discovering their groundbreaking deep tech innovations and insights.

  • Understand Japanese venture capitalists with Real Tech Holdings Co., Ltd.: Gain valuable knowledge about the venture capital landscape in Japan through interactions with Real Tech Holdings Co., Ltd.

  • Experience mesmerizing art at TeamLab Planets: Tokyo: Immerse yourself in a world of awe-inspiring digital art at TeamLab Planets, an experience that combines art, technology, and innovation.

  • Enjoy thrilling technological entertainment at Tokyo Joypolis: Experience the excitement of Tokyo Joypolis, where cutting-edge technology is seamlessly integrated into thrilling entertainment experiences.

  • Be among the first to explore the newly opened Haneda Innovation City: Discover the latest advancements and innovations at Haneda Innovation City, a hub for technology and entrepreneurship.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to join Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore and gain invaluable insights into Japan's tech landscape. Expand your horizons, unlock your global potential, and embark on a transformative journey of technology and entrepreneurship.


For more information and registration details, please visit or contact the Ateneo Intellectual Property Office (IPO) at As slots are limited, stay updated for the next batch and ensure your chance to soar with Ateneo IPO Tech Xplore!


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