Division of University Corporate Relations
---The Bridge between Industry and the University of Tokyo
The mission of the Division of University Corporate Relations (DUCR) is to increase accessibility to University of Tokyo research and, in order to build a foundation of mutual cooperation, to offer proactive support to both domestic and foreign industry.
This web site provides the following information.
Press releases and hosted events are listed here.
An introduction and general overview of DUCR can be found here.
In order to ensure it comprehensively covered all aspects of industry alliances,
DUCR was established to consist of three offices, each of which pursues its own mission.
Additionally, DUCR formed a Tripartite Relations System in partnership with two private companies with which it has close relations.
While the final outcome may be substantial and meaningful, ensuring a successful collaboration
between two parties with different perspectives often requires that a variety of challenges be
overcome even before the commencement of the collaboration.
To facilitate better communication, DUCR offers the Proprius21 Feasibility Study" Program. The effectiveness of this program has been demonstrated in a dozen success stories.
As part of its plaza activities, which precede industry-academia partnership planning, the University of Tokyo is preparing schemes that allow industry and academia to discuss major issues and concepts and narrow them down to specific, individual tasks. Topics include those in which multiple businesses share an interest and those in which the University has deemed it appropriate to solicit participation from multiple businesses. The University hopes to attain satisfactory results through this step, such as joint research, project proposals, applications for national projects, and policy recommendations.
The University of Tokyo proactively promotes industry-academia collaboration,
in the form of joint research, sponsored research and others forms as well.
The procedure is introduced in a stepwise flowchart; DUCR provides its support for industry partners to start each collaboration project smoothly.
Our policy for handling intellectual property at the University of Tokyo is intended to protect
our intellectual property while at the same time ensuring that it benefits society.
Office of Intellectual Property handles technology licensing, invention management, reporting and cataloging of available technologies, and requests for material transfers from the university.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding DUCR and industrial alliances with the University of Tokyo can be found here.
Regulations, guidelines and forms relating to industry alliances are listed here.
We invite parties interested in the research, expertise and intellectual property of the University of Tokyo to contact us.