Promotion of industry‐academia‐government cooperation is essential for bringing the fruits of university research to society and for the revitalization of university education and research. MEXT is working to strengthen industry-academia-government cooperation and place coordinators in order to create an environment in which universities can independently participate in such cooperation. It also actively provides assistance for joint research by universities and businesses and for practical application of research results and specialist support regarding technology transfer and intellectual property.

(Science and Technology Policy Bureau)