Advances in Economics and Business Vol. 4(10), pp. 553 - 559
DOI: 10.13189/aeb.2016.041005
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Analysis and Practical Applications of University-industry Research Collaborations


Kazumasa Kawasaki *
Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Niigata University, Japan

ABSTRACT

University-industry research collaborations (UIRCs) have been recognized as an important factor of the production of innovation. In practice, however, the cases of the practical applications of UIRCs are not so many and there are a lot of problems in the UIRCs. In this paper, first the UIRCs conducted in Niigata University that is located in one of the regional areas are analyzed based on joint research projects and are clarified by company locations in order to clarify the characteristics of UIRCs in regional area of Japan. Moreover, the five cases of practical applications are extracted from the joint research projects with companies inside the prefecture and the cases of the practical applications are classified. These cases are discussed from the viewpoint of technologies and markets. Consequently, the product group and business direction for the analysis of the market was confirmed and was codified.

KEYWORDS
University-industry Research Collaboration, Joint Research Project, Practical Application, Innovation

Cite this paper
Kazumasa Kawasaki . "Analysis and Practical Applications of University-industry Research Collaborations." Advances in Economics and Business 4.10 (2016) 553 - 559. doi: 10.13189/aeb.2016.041005.