Why We Do It

Why We Do It

The mission of the Technology Licensing Section is to patent inventions developed at OIST and to apply them for the benefit of society, while generating revenue to support further research and education at OIST. Although the achievement of the Technology Licensing Section can be measured in direct financial terms, there are less tangible but equally important benefits, including:

  • Contribution to society by creating and fostering new industries from knowledge being made by the great minds of OIST
  • Creating new industries and jobs for the development of Okinawa
  • Strengthening the connection between the university and the private sector
  • Providing training opportunities through exchange programs between OIST and industry

The Technology Licensing Section would like to be a bridge between OIST researchers and industrial partners to help create knowledge that could benefit society for next generations.