What is collaborative research?
Collaborative research is a system where researchers at the University of Tokyo and researchers from private companies collaborate to undertake research on a common topics together on an equal standing.
Generally, collaborative research takes place by the university accepting research expenses and/or researchers from companies and the work carried out at the university. However, it is also possible for teaching staff to be seconded or divisional collaborative research to take place, where research work is carried out at each collaborator’s facility.
What is Entrusted Research?
Entrusted research is a system in which researchers at the University of Tokyo conduct research work on themes specified by consigners, and the results of the research are submitted as a report to them.
Policies and Guidelines
- University of Tokyo Policy on Promoting International Corporate Relations (September 2007) [PDF]
- University of Tokyo Intellectual Property Policy (September 2004) [PDF]
- Guideline for Handling Joint Inventions in Collaborative Research with Partner Companies (December 2005) [PDF]
Rules and Regulations
- The University of Tokyo Rules for the Treatment of Inventions (April 2015) [PDF]
- The University of Tokyo Rules for the Treatment of Works (Copyright) (April 2013) [PDF]
- The University of Tokyo Rules for the Treatment of Tangible Deliverables (April 2005) [PDF]
- The University of Tokyo Rules for the Treatment of Know-How (April 2005) [PDF]
- The University of Tokyo Rules for Management and Confidentiality of Information in connection with Contracts with Private-Sector Institutions (September 2004) [PDF]