Promotion of Collaborative Research between Industry and the University

The Division of University Corporate Relations supports various research-related activities between industry and the University of Tokyo, such as collaborative research as well as entrusted research. Our division will provide support such as examination of agreement contents required for collaborative research activities, searching for the best partner for the solution to problems that companies are facing, exploration of new themes for collaborative research and the networking for university–industry relationships.


Starting Collaborative Research/ Entrusted Research

The Division of University Corporate Relations actively promotes collaborative research and entrusted research with the private sector in order to create excellent research results, which can then in turn be passed back to society. Every year the University of Tokyo accepts over 3,000 themes for collaborative and entrusted research, and every department of DUCR works diligently to provide support so that a research agreement can be quickly reached.


UCR Proposal

The University of Tokyo Collaborative Research Proposals (commonly known as UCR Proposals) are proposals for collaborative research themes from researchers within the university. The purpose of UCR Proposals is to widely disseminate the research seeds accumulated within the University to society with the aim of creating a variety of collaborations. Currently, the database contains approximately 1,600 proposals, the largest database of its kind in Japan, and is available on the web. You can search by keyword or researcher name and submit an inquiry. We hope you will make use of this system when considering collaboration with our university.

*The system has been renewed as a new system and will be open to the public from December 1, 2021.

Science and Technology Exchange Forum

Science and Technology Exchange Forum intends to find the solutions for “the technical problem to be solved” for society and the economy in the near future. We expect the Forum will give a good opportunity for university corporate relations to form cross-section teams among specialized fields and industries, to plan and to execute collaboration activity between industry and the University.

Support for COI Program Activities

The Center of Innovation (COI) program is a supporting program during the period of up to 9 fiscal years for challenging and high-risk research and development which leads the social image of coming over the next decade we should aim.


University Corporate Relations Network, The University of Tokyo

University Corporate Relations Network is an interactive platform between industry and the University, which promotes exchange of opinions among the members.

Boeing Higher Education Program

Division of University Corporate Relations is also involved in human resource development through collaborative relationships between industry and the University. Since 2012, the University of Tokyo has received grants from the Higher Education Program from Boeing in the United States and the division supports the activity.

Under this grants, School of Engineering executed following activities in 2012 and 2013.

  • Project · Based · Learning
  • Active Learning
  • Outreach Activity for Teenagers

School of Engineering: Boeing Higher Education Program
Boeing University Relations