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The Global Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (G-TEC) Program is now accepting applications for G-TEC2018! (Deadline: July 27)

2018-8-20 (Mon) - 2018-8-25 (Sat)

Under the guidance of a former lecturer at a business school in the USA, why don’t you improve your ability to make proposals and negotiation skills for commercialization and innovation?

In this program, attendees will find promising applications for research results in stages of development at which potential use and marketability are unclear and draw up plans for commercialization of scientific technology currently being developed at OU and other research institutes.

Attendees can acquire 10 CE points for their RTTP certification application.

What is an RTTP (Registered Technology Transfer Professional)?

Benefits of Attending

This program is recommended for researchers, technicians, and technology transfer professionals who aim to commercialize their research results.

Attendees will acquire the following through this program.

Understanding Commercialization of Scientific Technology at Universities
• Through a series of lectures, attendees will get an understanding of the assessment process that leads ideas based on scientific technology to commercialization.
• Through case studies of technology transfer at universities, attendees will learn about key points to lead scientific technology to technological innovation.

Active Learning Space
• Through a series of exercises based on primary research, attendees will directly interview companies, experts, and potential customers from both Japan and overseas.

Experience in Team Projects
• Attendees will learn the effectiveness of teamwork by working with individuals from other fields on team projects, a work standard in Europe and the United States.


Ashley Stevens, D.Phil.(Oxon), CLP, RTTP, former lecturer at business school in the U.S., former president of AUTM

• Innovative Co-Creation Division, Office for Industry-University Co-Creation, Co-Creation Bureau, Osaka University

MATSUHASHI Toshihiko MBA, RTTP (Office for Industry-University Collaboration Professor)

KATO Kosuke PhD, RTTP (Director, Office for Industry-University Collaboration/Lecturer, Business Engineering Department, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University)

Dates and Attendance Fee

*Taking both courses as a set is highly recommended.

1. Lecture on First Look Technology Assessment

(AM, Aug. 20 - Aug.24):  Fee: 60,000 JP Yen.  Discount Fee*: 50,000 JP Yen.

2. Participation in First Look Technology Assessment Project

(PM, Aug.20 - 24 plus AM, Aug. 25):  Fee: 60,000 JP Yen.  Discount Fee*: 50,000 JP Yen.

Free for Faculty members or students of Osaka University.

*Members of UNITT or companies who have already signed the following contract with Osaka University can take this class with a special discount fee as described above:

Joint Research Chair, Research Alliance Laboratories


Exchange Salon, 1F, Techno-Alliance Building, Suita Campus, Osaka University

To those participating in the First Look Technology Assessment Project

• Teams that contain members who cannot speak Japanese will hold discussions in English. In the past, G-TEC has seen participants from China, Taiwan, and Singapore, and we expect business people from all around Asia to participate in this year's program as well.

• As a rule, we would like attendees to participate all day for the length of the program. Those who cannot participate in a portion of the program for any reason but would still like to attend should consult an individual in charge of the program.

• Those who only intend to participate in the morning portions of the program do not have to attend all sessions.



Application deadline

Friday, July 27, 2018

How to Apply

Please apply from the link below:

Hosted by

Co-Innovation Division and Co-Creative Education Division, Co-Creation Bureau, Osaka University

Co-hosted by

University Technology Transfer Association (UNITT), Japan

Details/Web page



Planning section, Co-Innovation Division, Office for Industry-University Co-creation (c/o Tetsuro Honda)

A201, 2-8 Yamadaoka (Techno Alliance Building), Suita, Osaka 565-0871 JAPAN

Phone: +81-6-6879-4206



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