Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration provides support that integrates basic research, applied research projects, and returning benefits to society through industry-academia cooperation.

Message from the Director

Becoming a hub of social value creation.

Tokyo University of Science (TUS) has supported science and technology in Japan through its pursuit of education and research grounded in the university’s founding spirit of “building a better future with science.” And, as it approaches the 150th anniversary of its founding, TUS’s vision is to raise its profile as a science university, not only in Japan but also on the world stage, by establishing itself as an internationally competitive, global university.

In this day and age, more is expected of universities than just advanced education and research; they are expected to engage in public and private sector collaboration that produces novel value for society, promotes sustainable development of society as a whole, and contributes to innovation creation.

Towards that end, the University Research Administration Center, which was created in April 2014, has been reorganized in April 2022 as the Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration in order to expand and enhance upon its original functions and roles and create an integrated system encompassing research strategy formulation, support for innovation creation-focused research, support for entrepreneurship and community-based initiatives and management of intellectual property. All of this will facilitate the sustained pursuit of various initiatives that will improve TUS’ educational and research strengths and help in addressing the challenges which face society.

As we move forward with these efforts, your increased support and assistance are sincerely appreciated.

Yoshikazu Homma

Director, Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration
Tokyo University of Science
Profile

Industry-University
Cooperation Plans

Technical Consultation
The Tokyo University of Science Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration draws upon the university’s expertise in a broad range of research fields to engage in technical consultation about private sector joint research, commissioned research and other such research initiatives.
Joint Research
The Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration is able to facilitate joint research in those areas where the research and development focuses of companies overlap with the research topics of TUS faculty. The Organization also supports collaboration on joint research with public institutions.
Commissioned Research
The Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration is able to facilitate commissioned research in those areas where companies’ research and development focuses and other objectives align with the research topics of TUS faculty.
Technical Guidance
TUS faculty provide lab-based technical guidance. They are also able to visit companies directly to provide technical guidance and consulting services.
Tangible Results
The results of research are provided in tangible form (materials, samples, prototypes, models, experimental equipment, etc.). TUS is also able to receive and work with research products from external organizations.

Flow of Consultations

The Tokyo University of Science Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration draws upon the university’s expertise in a broad range of research fields to engage in technical consultation about private sector joint research, commissioned research and other such research initiatives.

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    Contact the Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration

    The staff in the Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration will find the researchers best suited to help with your issue. Please contact us through the “Inquiries” link on the Organization for Innovation and Social Collaboration homepage.

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    Discussion of Agreement Details

    Once a researcher has been found, a TUS University Research Administrator (URA) will coordinate discussion of the research agreement details between the researcher and your company or organization's representative. Please let us know if you require a confidentiality agreement before beginning discussion of the agreement details.

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    Execution of Agreement

    Once the details of the research agreement have been finalized between your company or organization and TUS, the agreement will be executed. As a rule, research agreements are executed on a business year basis. Discussion of confidentiality agreements and intellectual property-related matters will be conducted, as needed, at the time of agreement execution.

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    Payment of Research Expenses
    Start of Research

    TUS will provide your company or organization with an invoice of the funds to be transferred. Research will commence once you have made payment of the research expenses.