The Institute for Gender Innovations (IGI) was established in April 2022 within the Research Organization for the Promotion of Global Women’s Leadership, to serve as a hub that promotes research, innovation, and social communication based on gender perspectives. Under the organization, since 2015, the Institute for Global Leadership has worked toward fostering women leaders, and the Institute for Gender Studies has promoted interdisciplinary gender research. Joining these institutes, the IGI aims to produce innovations by reexamining knowledge based on analyses of sex/gender differences, namely, gendered innovations; facilitating industry–government–academia collaboration; and providing policy recommendations.
The IGI will help construct a society that can realize various forms of well-being through the activities of its three divisions: research, innovation, and public relations. The research division will examine various issues related to Gendered Innovations. The innovation division will create products and services that apply research results. The public relations division will disseminate information regarding these innovative creations.
To generate outstanding research results, policy proposals, and implementations of innovative creations from a gendered innovation perspective in Japan, the IGI will work with companies, universities, research institutions, and government agencies. Developing interdisciplinary approaches and education across the humanities and sciences is also essential. We look forward to cooperating with organizations across sectors and academic disciplines to realize gendered research, innovation, and the social dissemination of our achievements.
Masako Ishii-Kuntz, Ph.D.
Institute for Gendered Innovations