About UNITT

University Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer (UNITT) was established in order to promote the sound development of partnerships between academia and industry, through exchange, awareness raising, investigations and research, proposals, and other activities aimed at helping institutions of higher learning manage intellectual property and transfer technology more efficiently, maintaining a close partnership between institutions of higher learning, TLOs, and the individuals and institutions that support their activities.
Through these activities, UNITT also aims to contribute to the development of Japanese academia, the advancement of technology in Japan , and the development of Japanese industry.
Akira Fujishima
President
Akira Fujishima
(President of Tokyo University of Science)
  • Major Activities
  • Proposals to help institutions of higher learning manage intellectual property and transfer technology more efficiently
  • Exchange of information, investigation, and research
  • Workshops and seminars aimed at developing human resources and disseminating information
  • Publication of an Association journal and other periodicals
  • Enhanced communication, exchange, and cooperative relations with other organizations in Japan and internationally
  • Enhancement of a national support system for intellectual property management and technology transfer at institutions of higher learning
  • Raising awareness, education, and proposals regarding intellectual property management and technology transfer at institutions of higher learning
  • Membership
    Corporations, organizations, and individuals meeting the following criteria may become Association members.
  • Full Members
    1. TLOs
    2. Institutions of higher learning (schools/faculties involved in intellectual property)
  • Supporting Members
    1. Corporations, organizations, and individuals who agree with the goals of the Association and intend to actively support its activities
  • Special Members
    1. Institutions of education and research and researchers thereof involved in technology transfer in Japan and internationally, international federations of university technology-transfer institutions, and similar organizations
  • Date of Establishment
  • October 15, 2004
  • Chairman
  • Akira Fujishima (President of Tokyo University of Science)
  • Secretariat
  • 2nd Akiyama Bldg. 6F, 3-6-2 Toranomon, Minatoku, Tokyo, 105-0001
    TEL : +81-3-5402-1857
    FAX : +81-3-5402-1859
    E-mail:contact@unitt.jp
  • Secretary-General
  • Takeshi FUKUDA
Our plans for FY2017 are as follows,

  • Improvement of membership services and enhancement of intermember networks.
  • Development of Industry-academia collaboration & Research support personnel.
  • Collaboration with Industry-University Cooperation Promotion Organizations.
  • Diffusion of RTTP.
  • Publication of the University Technology Transfer Survey.
Takeshi FUKUDA
Secretary-General
Takeshi FUKUDA