As the best innovation hub in western Japan, we aim to develop new local industry.


To achieve results with large-scale joint research, it’s necessary to build mutual trust amid a system that allows researchers to concentrate on the task at hand.
To nurture the seeds planted by Hiroshima University and create globally minded new businesses, the university must establish an organizational collaborative system and build a long-lasting and firm relationship with participating companies.

To create new businesses and realize effective joint research, HOIP plays a supportive role in five phases from joint research structure to social implementation.

Phase 1. Setup of joint researches structure
At Hiroshima University, there is a lot of world-class research going on. It is not easy to gauge from outside whether that research can be used for your company’s product development.
HOIP effectively showcases this university’s research seeds while keeping in mind each company’s product strategies and technological needs.

Phase 2. Setup of joint researches
The structure of joint research means that HOIP becomes the coordinator of contracts and intellectual property issues, and will secure research facilities on the campus, and invite related researchers.
With HOIP as the single coordinator, it simplifies office procedures and allows for a flexible approach where company’s requests are responded to efficiently.

Phase 3. Management of joint researches
Once joint research begins, HOIP will manage the progress and support the social implementation of research results. With joint research, part of the company’s research department expands into Hiroshima University. We support companies in their efforts to achieve satisfactory results through joint research.

Phase 4. Expansion of joint researches over boundary of fields
Social implementation of university-derived technology is not just about achieving results through joint research. It is also often necessary to fuse those results with related technology and developing surrounding technology
HOIP researches the necessary conditions for social implementation. While taking into account the progress of joint research, we aggressively propose to the company fusion of researchers and technology within and outside of the campus.

Phase 5. Commercialization of joint researches
To actually get new technology forged in joint research to become economically active, HOIP uses its network of regional authorities and offers aggressive support.
(1) IP (intellectual property) provisions for joint research from the university to the company
(2) Contribute information about additional necessary IPs or partner companies for the purpose of commercialization
(3) To get new businesses launched, introduce appropriate executives and financing.
(4) Secure place of activity and pursue possible public agency support


Introducing examples of industry-academia collaboration at Hiroshima University


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