The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy has announced "the current state of international industry-academia collaboration by domestic universities, etc. as seen from the questionnaire survey."
The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), a national testing and research institute under the direct control of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, which was established to play a part in the national science and technology policy planning process, has recently been working with foreign companies such as domestic universities. Based on the current situation where industry-academia collaboration is attracting attention, a questionnaire survey nationwide aimed at clarifying the actual situation and issues of international industry-academia collaboration conducted between universities in Japan and foreign companies is conducted. The survey was conducted for a total of 1082 universities, junior colleges, colleges of technology, and university joint-use institutions (recovery rate 73.3%).
As a result, about 2% of universities, etc. that are implementing industry-academia collaboration with foreign companies are implementing international industry-academia collaboration, and most of the partners of international industry-academia collaboration projects are US companies. all right.
In addition, the formation of a continuous human network through researchers plays an important role in the realization of international industry-academia collaboration projects, which is a major issue for universities that are implementing international industry-academia collaboration. It became clear that there are three points: lack of staff in charge of work, difficulty in acquiring contact opportunities with collaborators, and undeveloped rules and regulations corresponding to international industry-academia collaboration.
Reference: [National Institute of Science and Technology Policy] Regarding the publication of [DISCUSSION PAPER No.145], the current state of international industry-academia collaboration by domestic universities, etc. as seen from the questionnaire survey.