The Creativity Development Program at University of Aizu

  • An educational program to develop a habit of being creative
  • Propose and develop IT systems to solve practical local problems
  • Exercise cross-cultural understanding and regional innovation
  • Collaborate with diversity of specialization and cultural backgrounds

enPiT Initiative Overview

Project: "Educational Network for Practical Information Technologies (enPiT)" by MEXT
Goal: Promote education of practical skills to lead future innovation


  • Grant period: AY2016 - AY2020
  • Program for 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students
  • 37 Universities participating from all regions of Japan
  • Offering programs in 4 fields (BigData/AI, Security, Embedded Systems, Business System Design)
  • UoA is member of the Business System Design "BizSysD" group


  • Foster skills to develop solutions that meet client requirements using leading-edge technologies
  • Foster engineers that can invent new businesses based on technology

Goals of the Creativity Development Program

The ability to apply one's knowledge to system development is in high demand. This program aims to improve student's ability in applying knowledge to solve practical problems and to develop creativity for making breakthroughs. We look for students who would like to transform knowledge into practice!

  • Learn the art of problem-solving and how to practice it in everyday life
  • Experience collaborate development with people from different backgrounds
  • Know the many ways of contributing with your specialties to system development

Unique featues of the Program

Learn the basics of how to create based on knowledge

  • In order to fully demonstrate your creativity, you need to have a basic knowledge of the procedures and methods.
  • Repeated practice is essential to acquire the creative ability to solve real issues in society.
  • You can study step-by-step, learning the basics and then repeating them through developmental learning.


Broaden your horizons through cross-disciplinary collaboration

  • Students from different fields other than Computer Science and Engineering are also welcome to participate.
  • Understand the development process of the information systems and each role from different perspectives (user, client, enginner).
  • Experience the necessity of effective communication with an awareness of differences in perspectives and backgrounds.


Students can study according to their interests.

  • Students can learn from their own perspectives, such as software development, regional innovation, international understanding, and entrepreneurship.
  • Learn how to apply their respective strengths to the development of information systems