Established the Hiroshima University Open Innovation Platform website.
The Union of Brain Science Association in Japan (UBSAJ), whose Chief Representative is Shigeto Yamawaki, Specially Appointed Professor of Hiroshima University, issued an urgent recommendation that “we need policies based on brain science to address the mental health crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic”.
A research paper was published about “Visualization and Quantitative Evaluation Technology to Gauge Excitement by the Cranial Nerve Index”.


Through large-scale joint research that is deeply involved with the business strategies of companies, Hiroshima University is creating globally minded innovative businesses with the aim of activating Japan’s economy as well as its regional economies. We have installed an organizational structure that allows the university president direct control of the Open Innovation Platform (abbreviated to HOIP). As the premiere innovation hub in the western Japan region, we are aiming for the creation of new industries originating from the region by continuing to use our globally top-level education and research to develop organizations and mechanisms for commercialization.


In order to realize results in large-scale collaborative research, it is essential to have a system that allows researchers to focus on their research based on mutual trust. In order to create world-class new businesses using the research seeds of Hiroshima University, the university will establish a systematic collaboration system and build long-term, strong relationships with companies.
In order to realize effective joint research for the creation of new businesses, HOIP will play a role in five phases, from the formation of joint research to social implementation.




Problem solving for businesses through industry-academia collaboration and open innovation.
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