Center for Research Administration & Collaboration

HOMECenter for Research Administration & Collaboration


About us


The Center for Research Administration & Collaboration comprises the Intellectual Property and legal Division, the Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration Division, and the Research Administration Division. It serves as the general point of contact for research support and industry, academia and government cooperation with Tokushima University.


The Center for Research Administration & Collaboration was established in April 2015 to support research and to coordinate academic-industrial cooperation, strengthening Tokushima University's research and academic-industrial cooperation fields. Until now, the Project Management Office has undertaken research support while the Division for the Promotion of Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration has undertaken academic-industrial cooperation. But with the merger of these two organizations and with the collaboration of the Tokushima University Research Strategy Office, we will achieve synergy and a nimble organization.


Intellectual Property and legal Division

The Division offers various consultation services and support for the management and licensing of the university's intellectual property. Also, to fulfil its responsibility to the international community, the university has established regulations for security export control, for safe exchanges without interfering with the university's education and research activities. The Division also oversees the management of conflicts of interest, confidentiality contracts covering faculty and student research findings, and so on.


Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration Division

Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration Division is support to the Industry-University R&D Startup Leading Institute to mainly.
Activities is,
・Promotion of Industry-University collaboration activities of inside and outside the university.
・Survey and selection of research projects.
・Support to The Industry-University R&D Startup Leading Institute of faculty.
・Proof of Concept (POC) of implementation.
・Support for commercialization and social implementation.
・Startup establishment and entrepreneurial awareness and a business mindset support.


Research Administration Division (URA Department)

The Office strongly promotes interdisciplinary research based on local needs. We aim to establish a research support organization that will enable Tokushima to develop sustainably as a research university.

Main activities

・Support and promote research and development projects decided by the Research Strategy Head Office
・Support for obtaining external funding for research and development
・Support for research and development projects for young staff
・Planning and implementation of professional development programs concerning research support




Contact us

Center for Research Administration & Collaboration

Address : 2-1, Minamijyosanjima-cho, Tokushima-city, Tokushima, 770-8506, Japan
Tel : +81-88-656-7592
FAX : +81-88-656-7593