School Introduction

The First AIIT IT and Design Engineering Solution Contest
[October 23rd ~ November 10th]

The Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (AIIT) is a public professional graduate school that educates highly skilled professional engineers who can contribute to the activation of industries by capitalizing on their professional knowledge and structured technical expertise. The Master’s Degree Program in Information Systems Architecture nurtures professional information architects who can actively participate in the design, development, and management of information systems. The goal of our Master’s Degree Program in Innovation for Design and Engineering is to play the central role in the field of design engineering by training the professionals to become monozukuri (manufacturing) architects who can lead the development that integrates sensibility and function. To discover and train the professionals of the future, we are holding a contest calling for solutions leading to new products and services.

Please see the Application Guideline for the details.

October 23rd (Mon) ~ November 10th (Fri), 2017


“Disaster Preparedness in Tokyo”
In anticipation of international sports events, Tokyo is increasingly promoting events to attract tourists from home and abroad. Amidst a rising number of different people concentrating in Tokyo, this contest focuses on disaster preparedness in big cities. AIIT is looking for disaster preparation solutions for Tokyo, which can be employed by residents, visitors, tourists from overseas, and elderly people to individuals with disabilities, in other words, everyone from various backgrounds. In line with the idea of freedom, use your knowledge in services, information processing, mobile devices, monozukuri, sensible design, and functional design to propose solutions for disaster preparation that are innovative, realistic, and practical. The ideal is that the solutions are also designed for use in times of peace.


All work must be unpublished and based on a novel idea, and conform to the theme above.
Also the work must be feasible and be capable of being commercialized using existing technology within two to three years.
*Each person (or group) can only submit one work. A person cannot belong to
multiple groups.


  • (1) JAPAN: A student of a graduate school, university, junior college, technical school (regular or specialized/non-degree course), high school, or vocational school anywhere in Japan.
  • (2) Outside of Japan: Students of higher education institutions in China, Korea and ASEAN countries with universities that are members of APEN.
  • (3) Professionals who meet the admission requirements of AIIT.*1
  • (4) A group of students or professionals who meet the qualifications stated (1) to (3) above.

*1 About APEN (Asia Professional Education Network): This international organization was established under the guidance of AIIT in 2011 with a goal of developing PBL education programs, the advanced industrial personnel development methods, in university (graduate school) education, and increasing the use of these methods throughout Asia. Today its membership includes universities from 14 countries (Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Singapore, the Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar, and India).


Grand Prix (one): Certificate worth 300,000 Japanese yen
AIIT Award (multiple): Certificate worth 50,000 Japanese yen for each winner
* Withholding tax will be deducted from prize amount.