Transdisciplinary Program for
Biomedical Entrepreneurship
and Innovation


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The Transdisciplinary Program for Biomedical Entrepreneurship and Innovation was accepted for MEXT's Fiscal Year 2018 WISE (World-Leading Innovative and Smart Education) Program.


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Program Coordinator
Eiichi MORII

Social structures are rapidly evolving because of emerging infectious diseases and other factors. An unprecedented crisis such as the current coronavirus pandemic requires us to implement, review, and update countermeasures quickly. Various innovations are being applied to medicine at a growing speed, contributing to people's quality of life. Innovation creation is one of the hallmarks of Osaka University. Innovation is created in a melting pot of the daily grind of laboratory work, constructive criticism, and support. Innovations often originate from new links formed between otherwise unrelated pieces of information. It is therefore important to attend brainstorming sessions that encourage members to share their ideas and information or have meetups designed to vitalize their participants, if they want to be creative. When research output is applied to practical settings, new challenges will emerge. A research and development ecosystem, in which new challenges arising from breakthroughs are brought back to the laboratory bench for further innovation, should provide an ideal platform for pursuing biomedical research. Our transdisciplinary program with a focus on industry-academia-government partnership will foster, in cooperation with private-sector partners, real innovators who can produce and practically apply excellent research output.

Curriculum Characteristics

  • Students of the Transdisciplinary Program for Biomedical Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be enrolled into affiliated graduate schools according to their major of choice. The students’ academic burden will be comparable between our program and existing conventional ones.
  • Our 5-year course consists of education specific to the Graduate School and interdepartmental social implementation education.
  • Students will learn to develop research skills and apply them practically and, thereby, nurture the capabilities to discern the value and prospects of research. Such talents will be great assets to a new scientific adventure.

Organizational Structure of the Program

Students will have opportunities to learn from and interact with experts from global pharmaceutical companies and leading national and international corporations. This program also provides opportunities for corporate internships and overseas study tours.