Encouraging development from strategic research to collaboration with local enterprises
Kindai University Faculty of Engineering located in Higashi-Hiroshima City initiated a “Public Forum on Research” to plant the researchers’ study seeds to local industries, local government, and industry-support organizations in 2001. It was started to create a face-to-face human network of industry-government-academia collaboration to spark innovation in local industries.
The major purpose of the forum is to disclose the study seeds of the faculty staff and to introduce future research activities to the society. At the same time, in order to foster exchange among local industries and academia, a panel exhibition, special lectures and an exchange meeting for business members of “Association for the Promotion of Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration” are held (Membership; 161 and related support organizations; 26).