1. Get the information about research in IIS
In general, you can get the information about research in IIS from academic papers, presentation in conferences, IIS website, UTokyo Komaba Research Campus Open House, newspapers, TV, magazines etc.
2. Contact the researchers
Please contact the researchers directly, first.
Researchers are very often not able to answer telephone calls. It is recommended to send an e-mail. Please use Faculty Members in our website to find a researcher and contact him/her from Contact. IIS is welcoming collaboration with industry. Contacts from researchers and engineers of industrial section are always welcome for all researchers of IIS.
3. Discuss about the collaboration
When both sides agree to begin Collaborative Research after communication by e-mail, etc., it is highly recommended to meet the researcher. You can verify the needs of both sides, visit research facilities and others. Then you can decide to begin Collaborative Research. Sometimes you can choose to commission research to IIS (Entrusted Research). Please consult the researcher which type of research is suitable.
4. Make an application
If you got an agreement in your company and that of the IIS researcher, please make an application. You can download the application form from the icon below and submit it to the contact below. The application for Collaborative/Entrusted Research will be examined and accepted by the Administrative Committee of IIS.
5. Sign an agreement
After the acceptance of the application, an agreement should be signed. You can download the template of the agreement from the icon below. IIS should have an approval of Division of University Corporate Relations of UTokyo Headquarters about intellectual property. You can consult the researcher about the contents of the Collaborative Research Agreement (Draft). Very often it takes time to have an approval for the agreement. It is recommended to make a draft simultaneously with the preparation of the application form so that you can begin the collaborative research sooner.
6. Start the research
After the application is accepted and the contract is signed, the research will be started. The invoice will be sent to the company. Please keep the due date of the payment.
Mailing Address of the application form:
Planning Section, Research Grant Office
Institute of Industrial Science
The University of Tokyo
4-6-1, Komaba Meguro-ku, Tokyo