Mr banks goes to kenya

   EDGE student Fahd Al-Guthmy wins the chance to pitch his idea for a better way to bank in Kenya at the Uber + Mettā event in Nairobi. Here is hoping that he will get backing for his project and continue to expand. Well done Fahd! Nairobi, your #UberPITCH is arriving now…

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Workshop for physical computation with easy electronic handicrafts

If you are interested in the internet of things and want to learn how to make a simple network and build functioning devices that can connect to it, this is your chance!  (Keio students only). If interested you can see more information here. Please apply by email to Application period: June 22, 2016 to August 1, 2016


We are now looking for Keio EDGE Program 2016 participants!

Get more information at the official website DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS AUGUST 17, 2016 Keio EDGE Program is an innovator acceleration program and it is OPEN to everyone who is willing to become an innovator in any domain of their choice. We are very proud to announce that this is our 3rd year with the program funded by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology JAPAN and the curriculum is changing and evolving with feedback from the alumni of the 1st and 2nd year! The program offers a practical education and training for domain free mindset and toolset for innovation development with highly interactive environment. The program is most

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TGU Symposium on Smart Connected Cities

Date: July 25th, 2016, 9:00 – 17:40 Venue: Fujiwara Hiroshi Hall, Kyosei-kan Building, Keio University – Hiyoshi Campus [Address] 4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8526 Organized by: Creation of co-evolutional Cyber-Physical Spaces Project Admission: free (advanced registration is needed from the web) URL: MAP: Distinguished keynote speakers ====================== We will have 4 distinguished keynote speakers from several different disciplines, celebrating inspiring inter-disciplinary discussion on the venue. – Dr. Jane Liu (Computer Science) (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) “Disaster Resilience through Big Open Data and Smart Things” – Prof. Mark Mulligan (Architecture) (Harvard Univ, USA) “Simulations and Speculations” – Prof. Gordon Cheng (Robotics) (Technical University Munich, Germany) “Closely interactive robots – towards fully

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interview with Assemble

Two of the members of the Turner prize-winning design collaborative joined us for a workshop in 2015. EDGE organizer Will Galloway took the opportunity to talk to them about how they got started and where they are going next – it’s worth the listen. Check it out here on the archinect website.


2016 KEIO EDGE Intensive Workshop and Symposium

We held our bi-annual intensive workshop and symposium at SFC this year, from March 4 to March 7. It was a remarkable effort by both students and staff and the final event finished up on a positive note. The theme of the 4 day event this year was survival, and participants were asked to come up with innovative ideas that made use of the internet of things. In the end the term survival was translated in many ways, from survival after disaster, to refugee displacement, to economic survival, and surviving the raising of an infant. The internet of things was made much easier this year because we had an almost

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What our students are doing – 2015

The Edge Program is very diverse. What the projects have  in common is a willingness to push the boundaries and to work with difficult problems. Below is a list of the 2015 projects supported by the EDGE program. If you have an idea you want to try, or want to support one of these projects dont hesitate to contact us! EDGE PROJECTS 2015 Year Fieldwork Location Project theme D3 India Building a Smart City in hyderabad B3 Thai/Indonesia Building an international database model by co-coordinating geographic and quantitative environmental data D2 Iran Collective Sensing for Monitoring and Preserving of Trees on Urban Private Gardens M2 Vietnam Developing a bilateral credit


Educated Capture

  Devices and algorithms already allow us to capture and create 3D textured meshes. However, despite their high geometric accuracy, they remain bare meshes, without meaning. When we look at objects  with our human eyes it is easy to understand meaning in a shape and to distinguish one object from another. For a computer it is not the same. What a computer is capturing, and what a computer is ‘seeing’ is a different thing altogether. So we need to look again from the point of view of what a computer sees and try to separate the objects using computation, or at least give a bit of an edge to digital

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Discussion with Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Alejandro Zaera-Polo delivered a provoking lecture on the meaning of sustainable design and globalization at Shimizu Hall in Tokyo on June 5, 2015. He was joined by Professor Yasushi Ikeda of Keio University and Professor Yusuke Obuchi of the University of Tokyo, as well as Naruki Ohashi of Shimizu corporation. Currently a professor at Princeton University in the Unites States Zaero-Polo is the architect of the revolutionary Yokohama Ferry terminal, which was begun some 15 years ago ( The hour long lecture was especially fascinating because it focused on issues that would normally be called sustainable design, without actually using the term. Zaera-Polo explained that he is not against the


We are looking for applicants to join the 2015 Fall Global Innovation Forum !

The 2015 Fall Global Innovation Forum is now open for applications! If you are interested in learning the skills needed to build an innovative business or how to come up with creative new ideas this is the place to be. We are conducting an intensive workshop and symposium this fall. September 20th (Sun) Kickoff Day: Discussion on Innovation; icebreaker event. September 21st (Mon) Day 2: Design Thinking workshop. Human-centered mindset and tools. September 22nd (Tue) Day 3: Systems Thinking workshop. Goal oriented mindset and system design methods. September 23rd (Wed) Day 4: Global Innovator Forum Symposium.  Keynote speeches, panel discussions, and presentations. The event will be held in ENGLISH (English