The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has produced research and analysis results reports and leaflets that serve as reference examples for universities to obtain external funding through industry-academia-government collaboration. In addition to introducing 9 advanced case studies based on interviews with nine universities across Japan, including Hirosaki University, Tohoku University, Kobe University, and Ritsumeikan University, it also summarizes solutions to problems that often arise in industry-academia-government collaboration.

 In order for universities to advance industry-government-academia collaboration with companies and local governments, it is necessary to share each other's vision and incorporate it into a theme at the stage of becoming a strategic partner, and contracts with companies must not be mutually beneficial. must not. The report and leaflet clearly identify specific success stories and solutions for each of these challenges.

 Furthermore, ``It is not possible to build connections with companies,'' ``The project management skills of the university are weak,'' ``There is a lack of systems to incentivize researchers,'' and ``There is a lack of movement to connect to the next theme, making it impossible to create reproducible themes.'' '', the book introduces in detail the specific challenges that had to be overcome at each stage of industry-academia-government collaboration, using examples from nine universities, and provides an easy-to-understand explanation of the support system necessary to promote industry-academia-government collaboration.

 Investments from companies to universities have been steadily increasing recently, but many joint research projects with companies are small-scale. Joint research involving more than 1,000 million yen only accounts for 5.4% of the total number of joint research projects. In order for universities to obtain more external funding, there are many challenges to be solved, such as strengthening strategic partnerships and building mutually beneficial relationships.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] Regarding the outcome report of “Survey and analysis of effective industry-academia-government collaboration activities for research universities to further acquire external resources”

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