Technical Consultation

The Consultation & Office Operation Group provides technical consultations, and coordinates the work of industry-university collaborations (e.g. paid technical consultation, joint or sponsored research, Kyushu University-Steinbeis Japan Transfer Center (KSTC) intermediation business and, referral to other organizations) mainly for small- and medium-sized businesses in the Kyushu area.

■Applicable items
  • Items that may be addressed using academic knowledge
  • Items that may develop into joint or sponsored research or lead to the acceptance of sponsored research
  • Other items that may lead to the promotion of local industries

■Applicable fields
Agriculture, forestry & fisheries, food, biotechnology, materials & energy, machinery, control & transportation, high-performance & other materials, civil engineering & construction, life & environment, medicine-related, electronics, information, techniques for separation, analysis & measurement, management, design and others

■Conditions and methods of acceptance
  • In principle, those eligible for consultation must be legal entities.
  • Please complete the Application Form for technical consultation in PDF or WORD format and submit by email or fax.
    Technical Consultation Application Form
     By e-mail:WORD FORM
     By fax:PDF FORM

■Acceptance scheme
  • Acceptance of application form
  • Preliminary hearing (For free)
    • The coordinator holds a preliminary hearing to analyze the contents of consultation and select faculty members.
  • A tripartite meeting is held and attended by members from the company requiring consultation, participating faculty members and the coordinator.
    • The fee of 10,000 yen per hour for this technical consultation will be required.

■Contact information

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