Welcome to Business Development Section!
All inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Business Development Section pro-actively builds strong networks with companies in Japan and around the world. The Business Development Section works closely with OIST researchers and companies to enable innovative research partnerships and negotiates sponsored and collaborative contracts with industry.
If you wish to collaborate with our researchers, please contact us using the inquiry form.
1. Collaborative Research
Collaborative research refers to research conducted by researchers from our university and researchers from private companies and/or other entities to solve common research problems. The ownership of intellectual property rights arising from collaborative research will be determined by separate agreement. Prior to implementation, both parties will discuss research content, contract content, etc., and sign a contract. Direct expenses and indirect expenses (30% of direct expenses) will be applied as research expenses.
2. Sponsored Research
Sponsored research refers to research conducted solely by researchers from our university to address research issues of private companies and/or other entities based on their commission. The research results will be reported to the commissioning party, but the intellectual property rights of the research results will generally belong to our university. Prior to implementation, both parties will discuss research content, contract content, etc., and sign a contract. Direct expenses and indirect expenses (30% of direct expenses) will be applied as research expenses.
3. Licensing of OIST Intellectual Property
For the utilization of OIST's intellectual property, such as patents owned by OIST, please refer to the Technology Transfer Section's page.
OIST also promotes entrepreneurship to advance high-growth venture creation in Okinawa. We organize seminars and workshops to strengthen networks and stimulate entrepreneurial activities. Beyond these promotional events, we also directly support promising projects stemming from OIST research.