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Comprehensive Collaboration

“Comprehensive Collaborative Research” aims not simply to resolve an enterprise’s individual R&D issues, but to create original concepts through the fusion of various key elements of research, so that industry and the university working jointly will develop advanced, practical technology that offers a leading edge in international competition, with the objective of energizing both the university's research and its education.

What is Comprehensive Collaboration?

Supports strengthening R&D activities of the industry and enhances of the university’s academic research and educational activities. Serves as an organizational function for operating collaborative projects.

  1. Management of collaboration
  2. Suitable treatment when exclusive use of university intellectual property resulting from collaborative projects is desired
  3. Suitable treatment for large-scale or inter-faculty collaborative projects
  4. Suitable treatment when continuous coordination for collaboration is need
  5. Suitable treatment for collaboration in fields other than R&D (graduate student internship for R&D, personnel exchange and joint projects)

The management methods of Comprehensive Collaboration and the differences between Comprehensive Collaboration and joint research.

Comprehensive Collaboration is managed by a “Collaboration Council”, an original style of KU, made up of the Academic Research and Industrial Collaboration Management Office (of KU), the Industry-Academia-Collaboration Section (of the industry), and a group of researchers from both industry and the university. This eliminates the awareness gap between industry and university that was formerly an issue in industry-academia (university) joint research and makes it possible to obtain results that are satisfactory for both parties. Whereas formerly joint research constituted a “relationship of joining points” between the faculty members and the industry, with Comprehensive Collaborative Research the university and the industry can be said to be in a “relationship of joining surfaces”. Moreover, the Academic Research and Industrial Collaboration Management Office takes part in consultations and coordination right from the start, working to build a consensus regarding the specific research management and operations. The items of the agreement that serve as concrete measures are the following.

  1. Research objective
  2. Research contents and scope
  3. Research plan (research period/time limit)
  4. Research setup
  5. Research funding
  6. Research management methods
  7. Research results evaluation methods
  8. Intellectual property management and utilization methods
  9. Public funding introduction
  10. Research results

Examples of Comprehensive Collaboration

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