About Industry/Academia/Government Collaboration

University research labs are the source of innovation that powers industry.

Do you think that the idea of joint research is attractive but that approaching a university seems daunting, or that, because you’re a small business, it might be financially impossible?

Rest assured, there is absolutely no reason to hesitate. The research centers of Meijo University want to help your company differentiate itself from the competition and enhance your competitiveness. Collaboration among industry, academia, and government not only leads to the development and commercialization of innovative new products, but exchanges with universities also offer a variety of benefits, including cultivating talented personnel, accumulating state-of-the-art know-how, and generating a positive impact on your brand in terms of sales and marketing, and its synergistic effect is immeasurable.

Short-term research under limited budgets is also possible. Why not see about expanding the technical capabilities and potential of your business working together with the research laboratories of Meijo University?

Benefits of Industry/Academia/Government Collaboration

  • Development of technologies and products that are difficult to implement on one’s own
  • Introduction of advanced specialized technologies, know-how, and expertise
  • Use of state-of-the-art facilities
  • Nurturing of human resources
  • Making connections with new networks of contacts

Outside Academic Research Funding Data

In fiscal 2012, Meijo University received approximately 620 million yen in funding from outside sources (national government and private companies).
This includes funds from competitive research funding systems run by various government agencies.

Explanation of Terms

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research:
Research funds to promote academic research managed by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

Large-Scale Commissioned Projects:
Funds commissioned under competitive funding from various government agencies.

Outside Grant Funding:
Grant money mainly from foundations received for the purpose of improving and achieving research objectives.

Scholarships/Contributions:
Contributions whose usage applications are primarily earmarked for research activities.

Commissioned Research:
Research carried out under contract from private companies as well as from government agencies and public institutions.

Joint Research:
Research for which the services of researchers and research expenses have been accepted from a private company or similar entity, conducted jointly by university faculty on issues held in common by researchers from said private company.

FY 2012 Research Funding Data

Unit: thousands of yen
Type of research funding Number of cases Amount
Grants-in-aid for scientific research*1 121 300,486
Health and labor sciences research grants*1 2 26,269
Large-scale commissioned projects*1 40 166,720
Outside grant funding 23 34,913
Commissioned research 41 29,521
Scholarships/contributions*1, *2 19 20,360
Joint research*1, *3 32 44,332
Total 278 622,601
*1 Includes indirect costs and general and administrative expenses
*2 Includes contract services
*3 Includes use of LED Joint Research Center