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GIST Symposium for University-Industry Linkage: The 1st Round: Multiple Modes of Knowledge Exchange

Time 13:00-17:00, Thursday, 14th March, 2013
Place GRIPS Meeting Room 1A&1B (1F, GRIPS)
Sponsorship GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
Language Japanese and English (Simultaneous Translation Avilable)

Background

University-industry linkage (UIL) is undoubtedly one of the most important relationships in a national innovation system. In order to consider steps to enhance UIL, it is essential to perceive current circumstances and to understand the mechanisms underlying UIL relationships. GRIPS' GIST team is planning to conduct a research project on UIL from the viewpoint of multimodal knowledge exchange between academia and the private sector.
Although UIL is inherently multimodal, most of the previous studies have relied heavily on limited kinds of data such as scientific papers, patents and licenses because of data availability. However, it is obvious that these well-thumbed data cover only a fraction of the whole UIL picture and it is rather dangerous to evaluate and design policies based on limited information and knowledge. GIST symposium will explore the various modes of knowledge exchange in order to develop an understanding of the whole picture, covering collaborative research, commissioned research, co-authoring, co-patenting, licensing in/out, reading codified knowledge (paper, book, patent, report), face-to-face conversations at academic conferences, meetings, consultations, governmental councils, human resource (graduate student, post-doc, research fellow, faculty) exchange, research material exchange, purchase, procurement, and so on. This symposium is the first trial for GIST project to gather, share and disseminate the information on multimodal UIL.

Program

Master of Ceremony: Jun Suzuki, Professor, GIST, GRIPS

Time Sessions
13:00-13:05
Opening Remarks
Akira Goto, Professor & Director of GIST, GRIPS
13:05-15:20
Speech Session
What is going on in The United States?
John Walsh, Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Science and Technology
Presentation Slides(0.9MB)
University industry relationship in UK
Lee Woolgar, Project Lecturer, Department of Technology Management for Innovation, The University of Tokyo
Presentation Slides(1.9MB)
Matching the type of scientific human capital with aimo of R&D alliance
Yasunori Baba, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo
Presentation Slides(1.0MB)
15:20-15:40

Break (20min.)

15:40-17:00
Panel Discussion:
How to measure, understand and promote the knowledge exchange between university and industry
Discussion Points(0.3MB)
Panelists:
Tomoka Satomi, Director, University-Industry Cooperation and Regional R&D Division, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Presentation Slides(1.0MB)
Shinya Yamamoto, Depty-Director, Academia-Industry Cooperation Promotion Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Kaoru Kuriyano, Chairman and Representative Director, SEIWA KOGYO Co., LTD.
John P. Walsh, Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Science and Technology
Lee Woolgar, Project Lecturer, Department of Technology Management for Innovation, The University of Tokyo
Yasunori Baba, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo
Moderator:
Jun Suzuki, Professor, GIST, GRIPS
17:00

Adjourn

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