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Collaborative Research toward Future Innovation

As one of our projects, Collaborative Research toward Future Innovation, NAIST engages in cutting-edge research collaborations with industry. Our activity stems from finding social demand for solving societal problems through the challenging research activities with continuous interdisciplinary collaboration.


Past collaborative research involved mostly matching research needs and industry demands and was impossible to merge the wit of industry and academia. Therefore our challenge is to collaborate from the brainstorming stage, and we realize that creating a new scheme i.e. developing new techniques and business models, in order to contribute a new style of academia and industry collaboration.


Partner Institutions Openings Collaborative Laboratories Links
Daikin Industries Ltd. FY 2012 Collaborative Laboratories NEWS&TOPIC Links to NAIST's Website
YANMAR Ltd. FY 2013 YANMAR Innovation Lab. 2112 NEWS&TOPIC Links to NAIST's Website
Suntory Global Innovation Center Ltd. FY 2014 Press Release Links to NAIST's Website