Rakuten IT School NEXT

With Rakuten IT School NEXT, high school students across Japan leverage technology to come up with visions and actions for the future of their local communities.

About Rakuten IT School NEXT

The possibilities of technology for the future of communities

Representing the next generation, the high school students joining Rakuten IT School NEXT form teams with Rakuten employees and local residents to design the future of their local communities. During 3-day workshops, they develop ideas for 2030, leveraging the possibilities of technology.
Then, these ideas are put to the test and refined during four months, the fruit of their work being shared in their respective schools and during the final presentation in Tokyo.

An ideal future codesigned with the next generation
Not teaching, but thinking and solving together

2019 participating schools and themes

2019 schedule

  • Ideation workshops: July 27 - 29 or August 9 - 11
  • Verification day: October
  • School presentation: November
  • Results presentation (in Tokyo): December 14

2018 Highlights

Rakuten IT School NEXT

Total number of students graduated

137

Rakuten IT School NEXT

Total number of schools participated

10

Rakuten IT School NEXT

Total number of employees participated

45

Rakuten IT School NEXT

Total number of hours volunteered

3,021Hours

  • Data as of December 31, 2018
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