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Service Co-creation Research Center

In April 2021, Tohoku University established the "Co-creation Research Center", a collaboration scheme  to develop a collaboration base for planning and implementing co-creation programs, such as joint research and human resource development, to further promote and develop industry-academia co-creation.

Merits of Co-creation Research Center

In order to establish closer cooperation, we will set up a cooperation base with companies in the university.
Since various activities are acceptable under the scheme, a wide range of co-creation activities can be planned and carried out at any time. 
With the support of our faculty, companies will have flexible access to university researchers, knowledge, and facilities. 
For the development of co-creation activities, companies and the university both assign their personnel to serve as the members of the Co-creation Research Center who will operate and support it.
Since it is premised on the continuous promotion of cooperation, a multi-year contract is required.

Structure

The minimum unit of Co-creation Research Center is composed of one specially appointed faculty member from a company that supervises the operation and one faculty member from a department of the university that supports the operation. 
Furthermore, a cross-departmental operation support team can be established by designating more personnel from each side.

Co-creation Activity Expenses

In addition to personnel expenses for specially appointed faculty members from a company, a company will be responsible for expenses required for co-creation activities, such as expenses for preparing the activity environment and intellectual contribution expenses for activity support.

* 30% of aggregated expenses will be charged separately as Indirect Expenses.

How to Apply

1. A company will be required to submit the "Application Form" for the establishment of the Co-creation
 Research Center to the administration office of the department to which the faculty member who will be
 responsible for providing operational support belongs.
2. "Co-creation Research Center Agreement"  will be finalized after our internal review.