Collaboration Options at a Glance

The Osaka University Co-Creation Bureau aims to use a variety of methods to solve problems collaboratively, utilizing the university’s tradition of putting academic knowledge into practice, its world-class research capabilities, and a culture that facilitates the development of cross-disciplinary themes.
Please refer to the chart below to select your preferred structure for collaboration.
See this page for outlines and comparisons of the different systems available marked with an asterisk (*).

Joint Research

Outline and Comparison of the Systems Available

Activities/Features Research/Commission Costs Research/Commission Period Intellectual Property Handling
Joint Research Researchers from your organization and Osaka University conduct research on a shared topic Negotiable Negotiable Please use the Inquiries Form.
Joint Research Chairs A research organization is established within the university to undertake joint research
・Research can be pursued flexibly and promptly
・The Chair can be named to clearly identify your organization
Negotiable Between 2 and 10 years; extensions possible
Research Alliance Laboratories A research lab is established within the university to undertake joint research
・Research can be pursued flexibly and promptly
・The lab can be named to clearly identify your organization
・Postdocs and graduate students can be involved (Internship on Campus)
・Possible to pursue your organization’s own research connected with the joint research and utilization of its outcomes
Negotiable Between 3 and 10 years; extensions possible
Commissioned Research Your organization commissions Osaka University researchers to undertake research and report the outcomes Negotiable Negotiable
Academic Consulting Osaka University researchers provide advice, etc. based on their expert knowledge Less than 2 million yen / year No limit Consider using a different system if there is a high probability of intellectual property being generated.