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A New Hub for Industry-University-Government Collaboration -- Techno-Alliance Building C Completion Ceremony held


On June 4, the completion ceremony for Techno-Alliance Building C, a research hub for industry-university-government collaboration on Osaka University’s Suita Campus.

Osaka University has brought together its seeds of advanced technology, such as sensing and big data analysis, into one facility to perform open innovation that will contribute to the construction of a healthy, long-lived society.

Up until now, under close collaboration between the university and corporations in Techno-Alliance Buildings A and B (completed in 2011), Osaka University has taken advantage of its Joint Research Chairs & Research Alliance Laboratories System, the first one of its kind in Japan, to carry out the latest research in a variety of fields. Osaka University will build close relationships with new venture businesses that will open their laboratories in the 9-story Building C located right next door.

At the completion ceremony, President NISHIO Shojiro greeted attendees, saying, “We will construct an ecosystem to provide massive economic effects to Japan as a whole with a wider vision, that is, in addition to the purpose of revitalization of local communities, with the vision of international development from Osaka, toward a super-smart society in which people’s healthy life expectancy is ensured.”

After receiving congratulations from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Osaka Prefecture, and Osaka City, Executive Vice President YAGI Yasushi gave a commemorative lecture regarding open innovation activity. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the entrance to Building C, related parties were guided on a tour of the facility.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, (from left) ARAI Jun (Vice Governor, Osaka Prefecture), NISHIO Shojiro (President, Osaka University), IKUTA Tomoko (Director, Office of Regional Support, Industrial Cooperation and Regional R&D Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT), KAGITA Takeshi (Vice Mayor, Osaka City)

Techno-Alliance Building C (left)

Inside of Techno-Alliance Building C (1F Entrance Hall)

For more information, click here. (Office for Industry-University Co-Creation, Co-Creation Bureau) (link in Japanese)

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