The Data Entrepreneur Consortium (hereinafter referred to as “the Consortium”) is formed by a diverse group of multidisciplinary organizations that agree with the objectives and support the projects of the Data Entrepreneur Fellows Program. Through each organization’s network, the Consortium is committed to exploring, developing, and promoting human resources and their activities by leveraging the synergies. In the future, we will collaborate with various institutions and centers to facilitate the development of human resources, which in the end, could use data to create value and contribute to the establishment of an ecosystem for career development. We will organize a human resource development network in cooperation with industries and research institutions, focusing on AI (artificial intelligence), IoT, Big data, and cybersecurity. We will engage in disseminating and promoting practical education through a curriculum and e-learning system developed as part of the industry-academia-government collaboration, internships and joint research, and a certification. Also, we are searching for ways to collaborate with overseas human resource development. This program aims to create a data-driven society through training of advanced data-related knowledge, skills, and career development support for students and working people across the country.

The Data Entrepreneur Consortium



The Consortium will carry out the following projects:

  • 1. identify data-related human resources through online distribution of training programs;
  • 2. develop and implement the PAL (Project-based Active Learning) program;
  • 3. provide career development support for data-related personnel;
  • 4. design of training programs; and
  • 5. any other projects related to the above.



The Consortium is composed of members of the representative institution and participating organizations. The representative institution is the University of Electro-Communications, and the members are universities, public research institutes, companies, and organizations that agree with the above objectives and projects.


Membership Type

The types of membership are as follows: Members have the right to participate in the activities carried out by the Consortium and to use the Consortium’s research outputs and related information.

  • 1. Regular members
  • 2. Academic members
ItemRegular MembersAcademic MembersRemarks
Voting Rights
Voting right in the Consortium
Cource Incentive
Preferential treatment for attending program with a screening process
Provision of Information
Providing information on internships to students
Providing Opportunities for Collaboration
Provide opportunities for collaboration with the University of Electro-Communications Reseach Centers
Annual Fee
300,000 yen



Consortium Members

Representative Institution

  • The University of Electro-Communications

Participating Organizations

    Regular member
  • Fiscal Year 2017
  • ALBERT, Inc.(~2021)
  • ExaWizards , Inc.(~2021)
  • CAMPUS CREATE Co., Ltd.(~2021)
  • Financial Engineering Group, Inc.(~2021)
  • Konica Minolta, Inc.
  • Data4C’s, Co., Ltd.(~2021)
  • NetLearning , Inc.(~2021)
  • Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
  • Fiscal Year 2018
  • ASKUL Corp .
  • Fiscal Year 2020
  • GA technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Fiscal Year 2021
  • Nature Insight Co., Ltd.
  • Fiscal Year 2022
  • D4c Academy KK.
    Academic member
  • Fiscal Year 2017
  • Tsuda University
  • Fiscal Year 2020
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University
  • Shibaura Institute of Technology

Partner Institutions

  • Fiscal Year 2017
  • Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
  • Python Engineer Development Association
  • The Consortium for Joint Innovative Ph.D . Programs School
  • Chofu City Chamber of Commerce
  • Fiscal Year 2018
  • KDDI Corporation
  • SIGNATE, Inc.
  • Sony Assurance, Inc.
  • Nightley, Inc,
  • Persol Career Co., Ltd.
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute (TIRI)
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Aoyama Gakuin University
  • Fiscal Year 2019
  • Sony Network Communications, Inc.
  • Waseda Hearth Sciences Education Corporation University of Human Arts and Sciences
  • The Japan Data Scientist Society
  • Fiscal Year 2020
  • iPet Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • Zushi City Hall
  • DeNA Co., Ltd.
  • Fiscal Year 2021
  • Panasonic Corporation

Organizations will be posted after the formal procedure.


Recruitment of Participating Organizations and Partner Institutions

We are looking for participating organizations (membership) and partner institutions (collaborations) that share common goals with the Consortium.
Please contact the secretariat for more information to join.


National Network Council

The National Network Council, the organizations that have been selected for the Human Resource Development Program for Data-related Human Resources under the Science and Technology Human Resources Development Assistance Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, collaborate to develop top-level data-related human resources in Japan.

  • Hokkaido University
  • The University of Electro-Communications
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Tokyo Medical and Dental University
  • Osaka University
  • Waseda University


Doctoral program for Data-Related InnoVation Expert