Creating Fukuoka’s future, together!
Studio Fukuoka (ISF) is an creation platform where people with different sets of skills from various backgrounds mingle and together build a new future. We believe that “people” is the main power of the Fukuoka city and should be used to generate an model that works through innovative and creative points of exchange. Fukuoka is named one of Japan’s special economic zones, specifically aiming for global job creation and employment, which beliefs shall accelerate the ISF’s aim to create new businesses by generating new companies, startups, and business development.
Studio Fukuoka is sponsored by the Think-and-Do tank organization, whose members consist of the public, private, academic, and civic sectors. Its objective is to collaboratively formulate and implement regional growth strategies.
A mixed playground
Studio Fukuoka program consists of people with diverse competences and standpoints such as entrepreneurs, digital creators, designers, architects, students, and international students, etc.Through the program, participants collaborate with representatives from local and national project partners that stand on the frontier and have fostered new values, and together re-asses and re-value problems to discover a fresh perspective, to look for opportunities and generate ideas, and validate ideas through a prototyping process.In ISF, the contribution from participants with a mixture of skills and opinions plays a crucial role in the creation of creative and original businesses
Dive under & validate
Some of world’s most successful companies have turned real world problems into business opportunities. To find that opportunity, it is important to dig out the problem and get a new perspective.For example, a series of in-depth interviews with users and problem owners helps participants to look behind the reality and to assess the intrinsic essence of a problem.After scraping, uncovering, and eventually, understanding all aspects of the problem, participant and problem-owner gain brand-new viewpoints, develop a prototype to solve the problem, and validate the solution to its current situation.This iterative approach of making prototypes and validation process refines the idea and maximizes the possibility of harnessing .
The world is the limit!
To take our program to a world stage, ISF forms a network of cities and regions around the world that similarly believe people are the key of and economic growth.
It is essential for all members of the network to share and learn about each other’s culture and norms as a way to cultivate the financial opportunities and partnership amongst members. Furthermore, exchanging skills and technologies enhances the wide-scale and roll-out of businesses onto the global stage.
THEME 2014 Building a healthy society
Studio Fukuoka initiates its first project in year 2014 and launches the first theme: “Building a healthy society.” With recent health trend spreads and the increasing of the ageing population, it’s widely expected that markets for health products will continue to expand. This “health” issue has become a one of the global social challenges in cities across the world.
Here, in Studio Fukuoka, we challenge ourselves to build a new healthy society where everyone in the community lives active and vigorous life.
of Life Course: Future of Connectedness, Career and Growing up
Studio Fukuoka (ISF) inaugurated its first theme “Creating a healthy society”, in 2014. ISF will commence a second project on January 2015 which will take on the challenge to formulate a new business that fits the 21th century way of life and focuses on three main key points: “connectedness,” “work,” and “progress”, by leveraging current technological opportunities such as...