Nearly 4% of Japanese companies promoting international industry-academia joint research partner with universities in the United States, and the majority are targeted only at universities in developed countries. It was revealed in a joint research by the research center.On the other hand, an increasing number of companies are choosing universities in rapidly developing Asian countries, and the intention of companies that want to spread joint research to business is also highlighted.
The survey targeted 3,000 Japanese companies engaged in R & D activities, and in January 2014, we mailed a questionnaire, of which 1 responded.According to the report, the largest number of companies conducting international industry-academia joint research were "employees of 679 or more and less than 1,000", accounting for 3,000% of the total.The location of partner universities is by far the largest in the United States, at 29%.This is followed by Germany at 37%, China at 14%, the United Kingdom at 13%, and Singapore at 12%.
In Asian countries and regions, the number of international industry-academia joint research projects increased by 46%.Growth in Asia is remarkable, with North America up 32% and Europe up 27%.7% of Japanese companies are conducting joint research with universities in developed countries, and 52% are targeting joint research only with universities in developed countries.On the other hand, only 17% deal with universities in emerging countries.
In the field of research, when dealing with universities in developed countries, engineering was the most common, accounting for 26%.Materials engineering 16%, medicine 12%, and so on.At universities in emerging countries, engineering 30% is the same as in developed countries, but the second and lower ranks are agriculture / food science 2%, chemical industry 15%, and environmental science 13%, showing differences from developed countries. I did.
Almost half of the respondents answered that the overseas bases of each company were "irrelevant" to the research, indicating that the overseas bases play a limited role in joint research.The reason for partnering with overseas universities instead of domestic universities is that 53% of companies in developed countries have higher research levels than domestic universities, and 51% in emerging countries have a business ripple effect. Occupy.
More than 9% of developed and emerging countries did not utilize external funds and preferential policies.The achievement rate of research goals was almost the same as that of domestic universities when dealing with developed countries, but it is considerably lower when dealing with emerging countries.