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Message from the Director of the Division for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration

As of April 1, 2015, I assumed the position of Director of the Division for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration. NAIST has achieved superior research results as an institute of science and technology, and we believe in the importance of returning the benefits of our research achievements to society. For this, the promotion of industry-government-academia collaboration is essential

On becoming a national university corporation, NAIST established the Division for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration and has engaged in the active promotion of joint research, commissioned research, technology transfer and other related activities. As a result, NAIST has achieved top results nationwide. We received the highest evaluation for the MEXT-sponsored “Development of University Intellectual Property Headquarters Project (2003-2007)”, and also the highest midterm evaluation for the “Innovation System Improvement Project (2008-20012)”.

NAIST will continue striving to produce world-leading education and research results, and to further promote industry-government-academia collaboration.

Kozo Kubo
Director, Division for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration
(Professor/Patent Attorney)