Comprehensive Collaboration

■What is 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. For Comprehensive Collaborative Research, research groups are formed from a broad perspective that spans the university and research agreements are concluded with industries. Thus, “inter-organizational agreements” between industries and KU form the basis of these collaborative 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.

  • Research objective
  • Research contents and scope
  • Research plan (research period/time limit)
  • Research setup
  • Research funding
  • Research management methods
  • Research results evaluation methods
  • Intellectual property management and utilization methods
  • Public funding introduction
  • Research results

DetailsComprehensive collaborator

■Contact information
Research Alliance Group

Contact Information

  • Providing consultation services to those inside and outside KU
  • Public relations planning and promotional events

Consultation & Office Operation Group

Tel:+81-92-802-5127 Fax:+81-92-802-5145

  • Collecting and analyzing policy information etc.
  • Research strategic planning, etc.

Research Strategy Group

Tel:+81-92-802-2163 Fax:+81-92-802-2164

  • Supporting funds acquisition, promotion of interdisciplinary research, etc.
  • Supporting planning, coordination, application and implementation of research projects

Research Development Group

Tel:+81-92-802-2162 Fax:+81-92-802-2164

  • Promoting domestic and international I-A-G collaboration
  • Promoting comprehensive collaboration research and joint research department, etc.

Research Alliance Group

Tel:+81-92-802-5135 Fax:+81-92-802-5060

  • Discovering intellectual properties and patent application
  • Marketing and licensing intellectual properties

Intellectual Property Management Group

Tel:+81-92-802-5137 Fax:+81-92-802-5145

  • Supporting creation of great KU startups
  • Cultivating entrepreneurial talents in KU

Startup Support Group

Tel:+81-92-802-5143 Fax:+81-92-802-5145

    • General affairs concerning academic research

    Industry Collaboration Pianning Office, Research Pianning Division, Research General Affairs Section


    Tel:+81-92-802-2320 Fax:+81-92-802-2391

    • Supporting general affairs concerning I-A-G collaboration

    Industry Collaboration Planning Office, Planning Section


    Tel:+81-92-802-5064 Fax:+81-92-802-5059

    • Supporting subsidies's application etc., for Scientific Research grants

    Industry Collaboration Pianning Office, Research Promotion Division, Research Fund Section


    Tel:+81-92-802-2327 Fax:+81-92-802-2390

    • Supporting joint research & sponsored research

    Industry Collaboration Planning Office, Funded Research, Contract Section


    Tel:+81-92-802-5067 Fax:+81-92-802-5059