Service Organizational Cooperation

Tohoku University, with its elaborate organizational cooperation scheme, establishes an inter-organizational model in which companies and the university collaborate and proactively utilize research resources of both parties in accordance with the company's needs. This organizational industry-university cooperation model is often characterized by the idea of setting up a steering committee composed of management personnel from both the company and the university so that large-scale research results are achieved with the aid of management.

We undertake flexible measures to meet the needs of each company. For epample, we make a road map, set a theme, and connect it to a collaborative research project in the organizational cooperation model. Other measures may involve broadening the area of research of a certain collaborative work at the basis and establishing large-scale projects that match the business strategy of each company.

Organizational Cooperation

Tohoku University facilitates organized cooperation with private enterprises and research institutes, and promotes practical cooperation in all areas where mutual cooperation is possible, such as research and development, human resources development, and in its responsibilities to the regional community.

Agreement Concluded Company/ Institute
January 19, 2006 Hitachi, Ltd.
January 31, 2006 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
July 27, 2006 SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
December 26, 2006 KAHOKU SHIMPO PUBLISHING CO.
January 31, 2007 The 77 Bank, Ltd.
March 6, 2007 DOWA HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
July 25, 2008 Central Institute for Experimental Animals
February 19, 2009 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
March 9, 2009 National Institute for Fusion Science
April 14, 2009 RIKEN
February 12, 2010 NTT, NTT East
June 4, 2010 Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
July 26, 2011 Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
November 10, 2011 Sendai City, University of Tsukuba
January 19, 2012 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology(NICT)
October 16, 2012 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
August 1, 2013 TOSHIBA CORPORATION
November 12, 2013 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
December 18, 2013 Tohoku Regional Bureau Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
March 28, 2014 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
August 1, 2014 Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
October 31, 2016 Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
November 9, 2016 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST)
February 14, 2017 Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation
March 1, 2017 Tohoku Regional Advancement Center
March 28, 2017 ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
April 20, 2017 JFE Steel Corporation
June 29, 2017
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
October 3, 2017 NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
November 8, 2017 The 77 Bank, Ltd., Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
December 14, 2017 Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
June 26, 2018 Philips Japan, Ltd.