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Osaka University receives Minister of MEXT Award of the 1st Japan Open Innovation Awards

2019-2-5(Tue)

Osaka University, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and Daikin Industries, Ltd. have received the Minister of MEXT Award of the 1st Japan Open Innovation Awards, which were established in order to further promote open innovation in Japan.

The ministry highly evaluated their industry-university co-creation from the stage of basic research, which has been facilitated under comprehensive collaboration.

The award ceremony is scheduled to take place at Hall B, 4F, Toranomon Hills Mori Tower on Tuesday, March 5.

Osaka University and the corporations established a seamless system of collaboration from basic research to applied research in the fields of drug discovery and information science in order to realize long-term open innovation.

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To view a joint press release from the 4 related organizations, click the link below.

Press Release (PDF)

Comment from the President

Accepting the Minister of MEXT Award of the 1st Japan Open Innovation Awards along with Chugai, Otsuka, and Daikin is indeed an honor for Osaka University and a great pleasure for us.

Under comprehensive collaboration in the field of drug discovery with Chugai and Otsuka, Osaka University has promoted research born from unique ideas from researchers in immunology to produce outstanding results, including a number of high impact research papers. Also, in comprehensive collaboration in the field of information science with Daikin, problem-solving joint research on 23 topics and the development of artificial intelligence (AI) professionals are being carried out.

The award really encourages us. Osaka University will further industry-university co-creation more strongly than ever to greatly contribute to the promotion of open innovation in Japan.

Japan Open Innovation Awards

In order to further promote open innovation in Japan, the Cabinet Office developed the former Merit Award for Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration (awarded 15 times) into the Japan Open Innovation Awards with the purpose of honoring progressive and creative endeavors that are anticipated to serve as role models in the future.

 

Reference:

Industry-University Co-Creation Division,
Department of Co-Creation Promotion

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