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Intellectual Property Utilization Support Program

JST offers support for the acquisition of rights for the results of university research, along with human support, packaging, licensing to companies, and opportunities for matching between industry and academia, as well as training of technology transfer personnel. JST aims at contributing to the creation of innovation through comprehensive support for intellectual property management initiatives at universities and other organizations, technology transfer, and industry-academia collaboration activities.

1.Licensing (dedicated site: click here!)

In order to facilitate commercialization of the research output originating from universities, public research institutions and JST programs, JST undertakes licensing activities.

Inquiries
:
Department of Intellectual Property Management
Mail
:
licensemail addressjst.go.jp

2.Collection of University Patents

JST collects university patents for which there are expectations of technology transfer and innovation creation, but which are difficult to hold singly, receiving their transfer on a paid basis in anticipation of the outcome, and works to actively promote their utilization.

Inquiries
:
Department of Intellectual Property Management
Mail
:
shuuyakumail addressjst.go.jp

*J-STORE

J-STORE database has a wide range of information regarding universities, JST and other institutions’ patents that can be licensed to companies, research outputs of universities, patent maps and other useful information.

Inquiries
:
Department of Intellectual Property Management
Mail
:
j-storemail addressjst.go.jp

3.Converting Research Output to IP

JST supports the acquisition of foreign patents by universities-self for applications for patents with a high likelihood of technology transfer activities or patent utilization in the future. JST provides comprehensive support for PCT applications and transfers to designated countries, including assistance with expenses and expert opinions from JST intellectual property specialists.

Inquiries
:
Department of Intellectual Property Management
Mail
:
kenrimail addressjst.go.jp

*Support for Universities' IP Management

JST provides patent strategy consultation, invention consultation, and support to strengthen universities' IP management.

Inquiries
:
Department of Intellectual Property Management
Mail
:
j-supmail addressjst.go.jp

*On-the-job Training Course

Since 2017, JST has provided a training course of human resources development in technology transfer so that participants from universities will develop practical skills through on-the-job training and experiences at TLOs.

Inquiries
:
Department of Intellectual Property Management
Mail
:
j-supmail addressjst.go.jp

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