Director’s Message

Director Minoru Terano
Industrial Collaboration Promotion Center acts as the contact point between JAIST and society and industry, collects the needs of industry, and proposes the direction in which JAIST’s education and research should proceed by responding to such industry needs. The Center promotes to establish a variety of cooperative relationship with private companies in collaboration with JAIST’s graduate schools and other centers.The Center also creates, manages and utilizes intellectual properties which will become the basis of industry-academia collaborations. It plays the central role in licensing of patents and software copyrights, and in supporting to create JAIST-originated business ventures.Furthermore, the Center operates Venture Business Laboratory, a facility to promote potential R&D activities for what may lead to JAIST-originated business ventures, thus assisting entrepreneurs who create new businesses by utilizing advanced technologies developed here at JAIST.