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Super Creators were Certified under the MITOH Program- Certification of outstanding young IT human resources that create new added value -

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been promoting the discovery and development of human resources that have outstanding IT abilities in order to create new added value for economic society through technological innovations in the IT field. As a part of this, METI has been involved in the MITOH Program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project) through the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA). In this program, persons possessing outstanding capabilities among those who have completed the program are certified as Super Creators. Seven persons aged between 15 and 24 were certified in 2015 also. A certificate presentation ceremony will be held in Tokyo, and also a networking event for those who intend to continuously support the MITOH Program will be held jointly with IPA.

1. Outline

The MITOH Program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project) has been operated as a program that discovers and develops “outstanding IT human resources” since FY 2000, resulting in the production of 1,602 Creators by FY 2013. Among the Creators, those who have been recognized as possessing outstanding capabilities are certified as Super Creators, and 265 such persons have been certified.
A program completion ceremony for the 25 Creators selected in FY 2014 and a certificate presentation ceremony for the seven Super Creators will be held. Also, a networking event for the Super Creators and those who intend to continuously support the MITOH Program will be held.

2. Certified Super Creators

Seven persons who created pieces of work that enriched people’s lives by adding their inspiration to “things” around them in their daily lives were selected as Super Creators in FY 2014.

  • Hironori Inagaki (21 years old)

    Fourth-year student, Knowledge Information Systems Course, College of Knowledge and Library Sciences, School of Informatics, University of Tsukuba
    Project name: Development of News Video Generation System Using Web Articles

  • Yuya Okada (15 years old), Sei Takeda (15 years old)

    First-year students from Keio Senior High School
    Project name: Multi-Device Development Using Only Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)

  • Rina Kotake (22 years old)

    Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba
    Project name: Development of Recommendation System for Makeup based on User Preferences

  • Shunsuke Saito (24 years old)

    Doctoral Program, Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University
    Project name: System for Garment Transfer to Any Character

  • Takahito Hamanaka (23 years old)

    Second-year Master’s student, Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
    Project name: Total Support Application for Shamisen Performance

  • Tatsuya Honda (24 years old)

    Human Interface Design Division, Design Center, Canon Inc.
    Project name: Development of New User Interface that Enables Sound Sensing with Hairs

For details and evaluations of each creator’s project, visit the IPA website (in Japanese):
http://www.ipa.go.jp/about/press/20150618.html External Site Link

3. Certificate presentation ceremony and networking event

Date:
June 27 (Sat.), 2015
  • The networking event starts at 14:00 and ends at 15:00.
  • The program completion ceremony including the certificate giving ceremony for Super Creators starts at 15:30 and ends at 17:30.
Venue:
Main conference room FUYO on the first floor of Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku, 2-3-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Candidates:
Those who intend to continuously support the MITOH Program including supporters of entrepreneurs such as representatives of startup accelerators and venture capital (VC) firms, and new technology developers from companies.
Admission:
Free (Registration in advance is required.)
If you wish to participate in the above ceremony or event, please send us your name and affiliation to iac-mitouevent@ipa.go.jpmail_link.
Capacity:
About 50

Release date

June 18, 2015

Division in Charge

Information Service Industry Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

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