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Research Partnerships with Industry and Government

Research Partnerships with Industry and Government refer to research projects conducted through APU’s collaborations with companies (“Industry”) and administrative bodies (the “Government”). Research institutions and universities like APU are generally engaged in education, academic research, and societal contributions, and are committed to developing outstanding talents and intellectual assets. Companies directly utilize research outcomes produced through collaboration for their own business-related purposes while administrative bodies constantly aim to achieve policy objectives. These three organizations can therefore collaborate effectively with one another to comprehensively promote academic research, create technical innovations, and solve social problems in our technologically advancing world. To know more about APU’s research partnerships with industry and government through selected projects, click here.

Joint Research

Joint Research refers to research projects carried out using research funds from external institutions such as companies. One or more researchers from APU collaborate with researchers affiliated to an external institution to conduct research on a common topic. A contract is established between APU and the external institution and the joint research is conducted based on said contract. The funding for joint research consists of direct expenses necessary for the research project (such as travel expenses, equipment costs, expenses on consumable goods, honorarium etc.) and indirect expenses, which is equivalent to 10% of the direct expenses. In principle, the total amount of direct and indirect expenses shall be provided by the external institution. The equipment, etc. purchased through joint research shall be deemed as property of the university. The handling of intellectual property rights, etc. from the joint research project shall be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Delegated Research

Delegated Research refers to research projects delegated by an external institution to one or more researchers affiliated to APU. A contract is established between APU and the external institution and the delegated research is conducted based on said contract. The funding for delegated research consists of direct expenses necessary for the research project (such as travel expenses, equipment costs, expenses on consumable goods, honorarium etc.) and indirect expenses, which is equivalent to 10% of the direct expenses. In principle, the total amount of direct and indirect expenses shall be provided by the external institution. The equipment, etc. purchased through delegated research shall be deemed as property of the university. The handling of intellectual property rights, etc. from the delegated research project shall be determined on a case-by-case basis.

How To Apply

To apply for or inquire about research partnerships with APU, please contact the Research Office at r-app@apu.ac.jp.

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