Nurturing talents and professionals for the digital age

MITOU Program

Program Mission

MITOU(Me-Toe) Program's mission is to discover and develop young talents called "Creators" who are capable of accelerating innovation and playing a key role in creating next-generation IT markets.


Applications for FY2023 MITOU Advanced Program are now being accepted (until April 3, 2023).

If you wish to apply and submit your application in English, please refer to the application guideline and send an e-mail to the contact below by March 20, 2023.

MITOU Advanced Program Office
IT Innovators Development Department, IT Human Resource Development Center of IPA


Program Benefits

Creators who are selected to the Program can receive the following benefits;

  • Intensive mentoring from Japanese distinguished IT innovators called "Project Managers"
  • Connections with highly motivated MITOU(Me-Toe) peers, graduates, and the "Project Managers"
  • Opportunity to receive research funding from IPA

Intellectual property (IP) rights acquired through the Program will belong to the Creator.
After the completion of the Program the "Creator" who made outstanding progress during the program is given the title of honor "Super Creator".

Program Accomplishments

The number of young talents developed by the Program is;

  • A total of more than 2,000 "Creators" (As of May 2022)
  • 383 "Super Creators" (As of May 2022)

Program Brochure

Contact information

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