Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties
The Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties (hereinafter referred as “the Organization”) was established in 2005 to aim at becoming the top university of the world, to promote international-standard research by developing research bases in areas of focus, to promote globalization of research and to broadly distribute research results to society. Head of the Organization is President of the University and the Organization consists of the Research Planning and Promotion Headquarters, which is responsible for the planning/preparation and implementation of research policy, and Research Extension and Intellectual Property Headquarters, which promotes industry-government-academia activities. These two headquarters have become the pillars to the Organization, tackling issues such as the focused maintenance of the research environment from a strategic viewpoint, and the integration of our intellectual property as research and achievement.
Research Planning and Promotion Headquarters
The main mission of the Research Planning and Promotion Headquarters is to strategically promote research in the University and to carry out focused maintenance of the research environment. Due to the strong demand for the establishment of strategies to promote academic research recently, the Organization has established a human resource/organization strategy, research fund strategy and research foundation strategy, and from a research aspect, develop a “university that can bear external evaluation.”
Under this policy, Research Planning and Promotion Headquarters has established three research institutes (in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Sciences and Technology) as Research Institutes. Furthermore, the following research organizations have been established to strategically promote research in the University and carry out focused maintenance of the research environment.
(1) Designated Research Projects Unit
A bottoms-up research organization with a set limited time to promote joint research on designated research projects among researchers within and outside the University.
A research organization with a set limited time that is selected from the Designated Research Projects Units as a focused area project with anticipation for future developments and fulfills one of the following conditions :
１．Research particularly significant in globalization, such as the University concluding a research agreement with overseas research institutes,
２．Research particularly significant for social coordination, such as the University concluding an agreement related with research with local governments / companies, etc. and,
３．Those receiving substantial external funds, etc.
(3) Special Institute for Research Promotion
A research organization selected from among the Research Clusters as a research institute attached to the Organization, promoting international-standard academic research or applied research unique to the University and has a high probability of being selected as a Global COE Program.
Research Extension and Intellectual Property Headquarters
To fulfill the social responsibilities of the University such as returning the advanced research results (intellectual property) produced by the study activities to private companies and the local community and to aim for a peaceful and prosperous society, the University established the Research Extension and Intellectual Property Headquarters (hereinafter referred as “the Intellectual Property Headquarters”) to contribute to “Research”, “Education” and “Social Contribution”.
The Intellectual Property Headquarters consists of the Intellectual Properties Center, which is the Technology Licensing Organization (approved TLO) approved by MEXT and METI, and the Incubation Center, which provides support for University staff to utilize their research results. The Intellectual Properties Center is a Technology Licensing Organization that supports the discovery to application of intellectual property within the University. The Incubation Center has been established to support application of research results obtained by the university and 7 rooms are located in the Global Front at the Surugadai Campus. It offers support for industry-government-academia collaboration such as contracted research and collaborative research and support for venture companies utilizing intellectual property that originate from research results obtained by the university. Several companies have already started up from this facility.
The Intellectual Property Headquarters aims to not only stimulate activities within the University, industrial sector and local community, but also to contribute to the development of society overall as a coordinator to bring together the industrial sector and local community, by deepening exchanges between the University and other organizations.
Research Promotion and Intellectual Property Office