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Super Creators Certified under Exploratory IT Human Resources Project

Certifying outstanding young IT human resources that create new added value

May 24, 2019

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 the economy through technological innovation in the IT field. As part of this, METI has been involved in the MITOU 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. This year, 16 individuals have been certified as Super Creators.

1. Outline of the program

METI launched the MITOU Program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project) in FY2000 as a program to discover and develop outstanding IT talents. As of FY2017, this program had produced about 1,700 Creators. Of these Creators, 311 have been certified as Super Creators, in recognition of their particularly outstanding abilities.

In the FY2018 program, METI certified 27 talents as Creators, and it further certified 16 as Super Creators.

2. Certified Super Creators

In the FY2018 program, METI certified 16 talents as Super Creators as below for their achievements that are rich in unique ideas and represent the accelerated development of ICT, such as successful development of new software by which users with less expert knowledge in IT are able to shorten the period of time required to complete specific work that is time consuming and requires specific skills.

Note: The following names and affiliations are as of May 24, 2019.


Details and evaluation results of these projects by respective Creators will be released on the IPA website at a later date.
 

Reference: Outline of the MITOU Program

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