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Collaboration with Community and Industry

Contribution to society is one of the three important activities that a university can render along with education and research. These three activities can be viewed as knowledge transfer functions of university. In order to the public, research findings may be delivered to subsequent innovation processes as inventions or intellectual properties. Here, invention means creation of a new idea or concept, and innovation putting that idea into practice and leading it to social value. It was to improve such contribution process and to strengthen industrial competitiveness of the region that the organization for collaboration was established.

Office of Industry and Community Liaison

In response to social requirements for closer university-industry relationship, the Liaison Office was established in April 2004. Universities have contributed to industries and economy in various ways, especially by supplying trained graduates and research findings. Besides, in the age of globalization and open innovation, it is rapidly becoming more important for the nation to have the ability to create and harness state-of-the-art science and technology developments and to utilize these developments for real-world applications. To contribute to improving that ability, the collaboration functions of YNU are aligned and integrated, through proactive interactions, for a better knowledge transfer cycle.
The Office is composed of four sections.

University-Industry Collaboration Section

Collaborative researches, entrepreneurship education and start-up incubations are organized to harmonize their activities, including research support functions. Collaborative programs with industry researchers are promoted and supported by the Collaborative Research and Development Center, while educational programs at the graduate schools to develop entrepreneurial spirits and practical courses for post-doctoral entrepreneurs are offered by Venture Business Laboratory. The Incubation Facility is available to start-ups that are spun out from University research seeds. The Instrumental Analysis Center manages and operates shared large-scale analysis instruments available to university researchers.

Intellectual Properties Section

Intellectual Properties (IPs) become crucial for enhancing “knowledge” transfer and are generally necessary to encourage industries to invest in academic research. The section consists of three groups: IP Assessment and Application, IP and Technology Licensing and IP Legal Administration. These groups enable structured processes from invention to patenting and its utilization.

Project Research Section

YNU’s project research committee is supported by six faculties: Education and Human Sciences, Economics, Business Administration, International Social Science, Engineering, and Environment and Information. The committee collects information related to project researches, selects and synchronizes different kinds of missions and sets up interdisciplinary world-class projects to maximize research capability of YNU.

Global-Local Education and Research Section

In collaboration with corporations and institutions inside and outside the university, Global-Local Education and Research Center has developed a practical educational program called “Local Exchange Studies“ for students to participate in regional issues. The goal of the program is to foster applied skills and global viewpoints of the students in collaboration with local partners. The results are widely shared and utilized in local communities with the aim of realizing a sustainable society.

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