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Research at OU

Human Resource Development through Industry-University Co-Creation

The Office for Industry-University Co-Creation in the Co-Creation Bureau, together with the industrial realm, is engaged in various endeavors for undergraduate and graduate students in order to train them to become individuals who can bring about innovation in society. It offers programs for students to test their ability according to their achievement level: (1) Beginner Courses to allow them to learn basic skills, (2) Applied Courses to allow them to give a concrete shape using these skills, and (3) Practical Courses to allow them to address challenges facing corporations.

Innovation Education Program

The Innovation Education Program by the Co-Creative Education Division in the Office for Industry-University Co-Creation of the Co-Creation Bureau is a program for students to acquire the skills necessary to create innovation.

Research Internships

In Research Internships, participants undertake real world research for 2~3 months in corporate research divisions. Through research with goals, scales, and processes that differ from the ones found in university laboratories, researchers can gain a wide range of experience and develop themselves as researchers.


In the OU-EXPLORER program, graduate students and young researchers will form cross-sectoral teams to find challenges that they should address together with corporations in response to topics presented by the corporations. They will perform this through discussions with persons who presented the challenges and subsequent approaches to parties in and outside the university.

Osaka University Innovators' Club

Osaka University Innovators’ Club was established as a voluntary activity community for individuals who are interested in innovation, new businesses, startups, and student-initiated business ventures. This club provides those who aspire to becoming innovators in the future with a variety of information and supports.

Nurturing doctorate holders

Osaka University has various programs for developing doctorate holders who can create innovation and exhibit leadership.

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