When evaluating the activity status of selected projects in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's next-generation entrepreneur development project, which continued for five years from 2017, five universities including Waseda University promoted "EDGE-NEXT for human resource development". Formation of a co-creation ecosystem”, and the “Tokai-EDGE (Tongali) Program” of five schools, including Nagoya University, received the highest rank of S.

 According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, a completion evaluation committee consisting of nine academic experts, including the chairman, Yoshihiko Nagasato, representative of the Institute for Creative Science, will evaluate the five groups selected for the project, their level of achievement, the status of their efforts, their financial plans, Judgment was made on a four-level scale from S to C in consideration of future influence.

 Yamagata University, Shiga University of Medical Science, Tokyo University of Science, and Tama Art University collaborated with Waseda University as the lead institution, and Gifu University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Toyohashi University of Technology, and Mie University joined Nagoya University as the lead institution. Both of these projects were rated S as ``excellent initiatives that serve as role models for entrepreneurship education.''

 Tohoku University, Hokkaido University, Otaru University of Commerce, Kyoto University, and Kobe University's "EARTH ON EDGE: Entrepreneurial Recovery from Tohoku and Hokkaido," and the University of Tokyo, University of Tsukuba, Ochanomizu University, and Shizuoka University's "EDGE through global industry-government-academia collaboration." NEXT Program”, Kyushu University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Osaka Prefecture University, and Ritsumeikan University’s “Entrepreneur Development Program Based on Diversity and Creative Collaboration” received an A rating.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] About the final evaluation results of the Next-Generation Entrepreneur Development Project (EDGE-NEXT)

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