Yamagata University Open Innovation Platform



Joint research spending at Yamagata University has been steadily increasing. In AY2016, the university acquired the 11th largest joint research fund among all universities in Japan, for two consecutive years. Compared to 2009, the growth rate in the seven years up to 2016 was about four times, achieving results exceeding increases in joint research costs by three times in the next seven years, which is the target of open innovation Platform.

We are aiming toward large-scale joint research in competitive domains among Platform, as opposed to conventional measures depending on individual researchers.

Target of the Yamagata University Open Innovation Headquarters