Collaboration between Industry, Government, and Academia
Collaboration between industry, government, and academia has, thus far, been focused on the aspects of “manufacturing” but much of that focus has lately shifted toward “software development” and “community revitalization.”
At KSU, researchers of natural sciences, especially those in the Faculty of Science and Faculty of (Computer Science/Information Science) Engineering, are given the opportunity to participate in joint research or consigned research in fields, such as virology, biotechnology, new materials, and computer science. Similarly, researchers of humanities and social sciences are encouraged to undertake joint studies in fields, such as software development, human resource development, marketing, and Kyoto studies. This is particularly the case with joint studies in humanities and social sciences, where we aim to cultivate new ideas by exchanging and combining knowledge from industry, government, and academia.
System for Promoting Collaboration between Industry, Government, and Academia
Procedure for Consigned Research/Joint Research
System for Consigned Research/Joint Research
To cater to the future needs of society, the university has established the Center for Research and Community Outreach to promote collaboration between industry, government, and academia. It oversees the many tasks involved in “reaching out” to society, including the organization of consigned research/joint research, the provision of consultation/guidance toward development of advanced technologies or business models, and the planning/implementation of seminars for nurturing future generations.
This system allows the consignment of research on specific subjects. We actively participate in research that is of significant value to education offered in this university. Furthermore, expenses incurred during the course of research shall be borne by the consignor.
Policies regarding the handling of intellectual properties obtained as a result of the research shall be determined by consultation with the consignor depending on the content of the consignment.
This system allows this university to conduct joint research on specific subjects with organizations, such as private companies, upon provision of research fees (admissible). Intellectual properties obtained under this system shall be, in principle, shared between this university and research partners.
Acceptance of Research Grant Donation
We accept donations from private companies and other organizations aimed at encouragement of research in order to further development in collaborative study between industry, government, and academia.
Intellectual properties obtained under this system shall be owned by this university.
Technological Exchange under Confidentiality Agreement
This system allows this university and its research partner/s to exchange know-how as a preliminary step toward future joint study under a signed contract of confidentiality before the research topic is finalized. Expenses incurred shall be borne by the research partner/s.
The handling of intellectual properties obtained during the course of this exchange, if any, shall be determined through agreement by all parties involved.
KSU conducts collaborative projects in conjunction with private companies and other organizations. Ideas are exchanged between collaboration organizations, researchers from this university, and the person in charge from the Center for Research and Community Out-reach before supportive measures are made available toward the development of advanced technology may be provided based on relevant technologies/studies brought forth by each party. In addition, seminars aimed at nurturing future generations may also be planned/implemented upon request by industries or other organizations.