How to make the most of tech transfer opportunities in Japan

By Luca Escoffier

Technology transfer from Japanese universities and research institutions has been minimal, compared to that in the United States. However, a new initiative looks set to change this

After a series of reforms, Japan is now in a similar position to most other countries, where research carried out by university professors and researchers with internal funds and institutional facilities is owned by the organisation for which they work. The vast majority (in terms of technology output) of Japanese universities also have a technology licensing organisation (TLO).

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