Overview of OIL

Overview of OIL

東京工業大学 研究・産学連携本部

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) is one of the world's leading research universities in the pursuit of advanced science and technology. It encompasses a broad range of studies, consisting of six graduate schools, three undergraduate schools, four research laboratories, and many research/service centers.

Tokyo Tech aims to contribute to society by producing excellent research and people, and shares its research results with society. For this purpose, Tokyo Tech established the "Office of Industry Liaison (OIL)" in January 2004 to promote the utilization of knowledge generated on campus. The OIL has worked quite effectively and helped create new business and innovation bridging academia and industry.Consequently, the OIL is also required to implement the acquisition and protection of Intellectual Property Rights Having IPRs management as its primary charge, it promotes further collaboration in response to the growing demands of society.

The OIL, headed by the vice-president for research, is comprised of four sections: Planning & International Collaboration (PIC), Intellectual Property Managing (IPM), Technology Transfer (TT), and Contract & Management (CM). The PIC secion facilitates collaborations, both domestic and international, and establishes new collaborative schemes . The IPM section identifies, protects, and administers IRRs. Coordination of research alliances and IPRs licensing activities is conducted by the TT section, and conclusions of contracts and their implementations by the CM section.