*2 Collaborative researchers from private organizations, etc. (research venue) :
Subsequent handling of intellectual property is provided in the agreement, or discussed when required.
Corporate researchers are also able to conduct research at Tokyo Tech.
In such cases, their identification status within Tokyo Tech is " collaborative researcher from private organization, etc."
*3 Research fees:
The research fee for 1 collaborative researcher from a private organization, etc., or a commissioned researcher is 841,160 yen for more than 6 months and less than one year (FY2018), and 420,580 yen for less than 6 months. The time and period for receiving these two types of researchers can be arbitrarily determined with the consent of the faculty member receiving the researcher.Close
*4 Advice/guidance content:
Subsequent handling of intellectual property is provided in the agreement, or discussed when required. As part of the advice given in regard to challenges within the corporation, measurement with equipment belonging to faculty members (self-created equipment, etc., that doesn't exist elsewhere) done by them is included. This does not include acceptance of simple measurement requests and loaning of equipment.Close
*5 Guidance time:
Lectures by faculty members held for corporate researchers can also be made part of the academic guidance system.
Time spent by faculty members includes the time spent to prepare materials, make phone calls, and write e-mails, etc., required for provision of advice.
Time units are determined by discussions between Tokyo Tech and the corporation.
*1 Specially appointed faculty members:
Direct expenses received for Collaborative research are used to employ specially appointed faculty members.Close
*2 Positioning of lectures:
Lectures will be incorporated into the special study programs set for the schools established at Tokyo Tech.Close
*1 Application fee, etc.:
Includes examination fees, measures taken in case of rejection, patent fees, and other fees for maintaining patent rights.Close
*2 Self-implementation by the corporation:
Includes the parent company, subsidiary companies, and other affiliated companies.Close
*3 An amount equivalent to implementation fee:
What is called "non-implementation compensation."Close
Collaborative Research Programs
The corporation and faculty members and specially appointed faculty members received conduct collaborative research.
Large-scale collaborative research. The corporation designates 2 persons who are specially appointed faculty members (fixed term) of Tokyo Tech.
Tokyo Tech requests the corporation, etc., to provide funds for collaborative research expenses and the research group is established within Tokyo Tech. Establishment within Tokyo Tech as a research group is a main feature that differs from conventional collaborative research because it enables a stable research base to be built that is expected to generate development of new research.
Collaborative research expenses (including indirect expenses, with the exception of space fees.)
30 million yen or more per year
Specially appointed faculty members*1
Required (2 or more persons)
Recommendation by the corporation is possible
Contribution to education
Student guidance by specially appointed faculty members is possible
Indirect expenses, etc.
Amount equivalent to 30% of direct expenses
More than 2 years and not more than 5 years
Establishment of a dedicated space within Tokyo Tech
Person responsible for establishment at Tokyo Tech
Heads of departments, etc.
Before establishment, collaborative research conducted together with faculty members received is required
* The research objective set and the research content set are the same as for "each separate collaborative research project."
*Tokyo Tech will employ the two or more researchers recommended by the corporation as specially appointed faculty members (specially appointed professor, specially appointed associate professor, specially appointed associate professor (lecturer), specially appointed assistant professor).
*For collaborative research accepted by Tokyo Tech, full-time faculty members and specially appointed faculty members serve as the researchers from Tokyo Tech and conduct the research with the corporation.
Flow of Agreement
1. From before (more than half a year before) establishment of lectures, sufficient discussions between the corporation, faculty members received, and the Office of Research and Innovation will be held in regard to research content, expenses, and employment of specially appointed faculty members, etc.
2. The corporation sends an application form that states the content above to the Office of Research and Innovation at Tokyo Tech.
Please use Tokyo Tech's format for the application form.
3. The Office of Research and Innovation at Tokyo Tech presents an agreement (proposed by Tokyo Tech) to the corporation, and both parties discuss the content of the agreement.
The important points of the agreement are the articles regarding confidentiality and the articles regarding handling of intellectual property.
4. Conclusion of the agreement
5. Commencement of employment of specially appointed faculty members, research
List of Collaborative research lectures
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