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OSAKA University Venture Capital Co., Ltd. founded -- promoting the commercialization of research results at the university

2014-12-24(Wed)

Regarding its plan for OSAKA University Venture Capital Co., Ltd., a company that would support the use of specific research results pursuant to the Industry Competitiveness Enhancement Act, and submission of that plan to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, on September 1, 2014, Osaka University was recognized as the founder of that company by the 2 ministries. Following that recognition, on December 18, 2014, the amount of OU's investment in OSAKA University Venture Capital Co., Ltd. was approved by MEXT, an approval that resulted in the registration of OSAKA University Venture Capital Co., Ltd. on that date.

Outline of the company

Name: OSAKA University Venture Capital Co., Ltd.
Address: 8th floor, Techno Alliance Building, Osaka University, 2-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka
Date of establishment: December 22, 2014
Founder: National University Corporation Osaka University (President: HIRANO Toshio)
Stock holder: National University Corporation Osaka University owning 100 percent of the stock
Description of business: Investment (supporting the use of specific research results)
Shares issued at incorporation: common stock (1,400 shares -- 50,000 yen/share)
Money invested: 70 million yen (capital: 35 million yen, capital reserve: 35 million yen)
Officers

  • Representative Director: MATSUMI Yoshio
  • Outside directors:TSUDA Kazuaki, NOMURA Masaaki, YAMADA Ryuji, ICHIMURA Shingo
  • Auditor: BABA Akio
  • Outside Auditors: MAEDA Shinji, YAMAGUCHI Toshiaki

 

OUVCロゴ The logo of OSAKA University Venture Capital Co., Ltd. represents a hand for promoting innovation and a bird soaring up in the sky.

 

Future prospect

Following the approval of the business plan and the amount of investment, OSAKA University Venture Capital Co., Ltd. will start its investment activity as a business operator supporting the use of specified research results at the university in cooperation with Joint Research Course and Collaborative Research Center for the purpose of promoting commercialization of research results and create social value through such promotion.

For more information, contact:
MASAKI, KATSUMOTO
Joint Research and Commercialization Promotion Group
Osaka University
Tel: 06-6879-4207, 4982 (direct line)

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