Nurture talent who can achieve innovation within 10 years, which once required 30 years of effort
This program is designed to nurture three types of human resources who will play different roles in continually creating product innovation in future electronics. In believing that cooperation/collaboration between these personnel of different types toward a common goal serves as a key to accelerating the creation of innovation, we call such partnership “DII Collaboration,” based on the words that represent each type.
The three types of talent to be trained:
- Deployer : Conceptualizes and plans the creation of social values with innovative products
- Innovator : Anticipates a final product from seeds, resolves technical challenges in the lead up to that stage, and brings the process to completion
- Investigator : As an ingenious researcher, understands social issues and proposes deep insight-based solutions
Gallium nitride (GaN) based LEDs became widely used as lighting technology as late as 30 years after the launch of the research. Investors are not patient enough to wait that long. DII collaboration helps foster a cluster of talent who can accomplish “product innovation within 10 years, which once required 30 years.”
WISE Program (Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative & Smart Education)
The WISE Program, an initiative of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), is designed to support universities in establishing integrated five-year doctoral programs with world-class education and research capabilities through systematic collaboration with external partners such as universities, research institutions and private businesses within and outside the country, by using their own strengths as the nucleus and leveraging the fruits of the reform of graduate education they have worked on till today. In doing so, the WISE Program aims to promote efforts of universities to nurture excellent doctoral human resources who will serve as engines in every sector and form excellent hubs where activities for human resource development, personnel exchange, and collaborative research creation continually evolve.
In order to nurture doctoral human resources who will take the lead in building and utilizing new knowledge, create values that will lead the next generation, and take on challenges in resolving social issues, thereby bringing about innovation in society—in other words, high-level “Professionals of Knowledge”—doctoral programs selected to be supported by the WISE Program are required to define the type of human resources they will train (in what area will the personnel be actively involved, and what value will they create to lead efforts in resolving problems in human society?), and develop and implement quality-assured integrated master’s and doctoral programs.