Industry - Government - Academia Cooperation

Research Cooperation with Industries

The University of Tokyo is committed to ensuring the transfer of our research outcomes to society, and industry cooperation is one of the most effective means of achieving this. Nearly 200 Japanese and foreign companies partner with us and fund almost 100 collaborative research projects, a mainstay of our research and one that provides a significant portion of research income. To ensure effective research and positive outcomes, collaborative research is first evaluated through the Proprius21 process, ensuring common understanding of research goals, establishing metrics and milestones for measuring progress, and determining ownership of results and intellectual property.

The mission of the Division of University Corporate Relations (DUCR) is to increase accessibility to University of Tokyo research and, in order to build a foundation of mutual cooperation, to offer proactive support to both domestic and foreign industry.

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