Project for Developing Innovation Systems (Program for Promoting Self -Sustaining Management of Industry-Academia -Government Collaboration in Universities)

Project for Developing Innovation Systems (Program for Promoting Self -Sustaining Management of Industry-Academia -Government Collaboration in Universities)

Promoting International Industry-University-Government (I-U-G) Collaborative Activities

Principal Investigator : Kaori IIDA (Associate Professor, Industry Alliances Division)
TMDU Industry Alliance Division (IAD), which implements this project, was established in April 2011 as the incoming organization of TMDU Intellectual Property Division. IAD’s mission is to make strong relationships with industry and government and to manage the intellectual property of TMDU in an effort to promote TMDU’s research activities and contribute for global society. We believe the medical industry-government-academia collaboration will play a potent role for global health and longevity and create a more affluent society. Accordingly, IAD set up Research Center for Industry Alliances to promote research and provide education. This Center has Office of Industry Alliances as contract department or liaison and Office of Technology Transfer with intellectual property strategy.
 As regards international I-U-G collaboration strategies, the organization is committed to the improvement of the quality of patent applications and to efficient technology licensing activities, as well as to the expansion of technology licensing through activities with TLOs in and out of Japan, in addition to the technology licensing activities revolving around our collaborative associates.
 With the support of this project, TMDU established Japanese Association of Medical University for Technology Transfer (“MedU-net”) in 2010. MedU-net has 140 registered members as of July 19th 2011, and includes not only medical universities but also many partners in industry, including pharmaceutical companies, and government units. I-U-G has a close partnership and dialogue with ”MedU-net” as they work together toward successful medical innovation through the improvement and vitalization of technology transfer.