Does University Reform Promote Innovation? : University-Industry Links in the Reform Era in Japan
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In this paper, engineering and bio-science faculty within the University of Tokyo will be the subject of analysis for assessing the compatibility of research activities between faculty and industry and faculty participation in scientific publications and patenting. To reflect growing international interest in university-industry links, a series of research studies have explored university faculty scientific publication and patent acquisition in collaboration with industry to assess the types of relationship between research and innovation. Representative research performed on European and American faculty will firstly be introduced.