組織構成

Center for Co-Evolutional Social Systems Organization Chart

組織構成図

Government-Industry-Academia Cooperation: Establishing The R&D Meeting of the Center

In order for the government-industry-academia (GIA) cooperation to succeed, a structure where all members have a strong desire to bring about a vibrant future co-evolutional society from this organization. A strong support systems from enterprises and universities are also vital. By integrating people (gathering excellent researchers and management personnel worldwide who will take the lead in the next generation), money (securing long term funds), facilities (creative open communication space) and operations (international operations) into one, we can then actualize innovations from all facets. For this to happen, the following requirements must be met;

  1. Create a plan of action and an organizational structure where all participating members have constant communication
  2. Establish facilities where researchers from various fields can communicate in a free and unconventional environment
  3. Establish a structure where both cutting edge baseline research and research development with commercialization purposes are both fused together
  4. Build an intellectual property management structure for future society demands and innovation technology business strategies
  5. Totally coordinate the 4I strategy (Integration, Incubation, Innovation, and Implementation) from base study to exit strategy

The Role of the R&D Meeting for the Center for Co-Evolutional Social Systems

In order to realize these necessary features, we have set up the above R&D Meeting of the Center and have it function as a core organization of the Center of Innovation (COI). The aim of this Center is to achieve these five points:

  1. To create a research development theme which can solve the issues pertaining to the realization of a “diverse and continuous society with people/things, energy and information mobility” in ten years, from the fundamentals to its realization
  2. To implement the resulting innovative technology in society
  3. To have discussions where new ideas can be formed by going beyond enterprises and mixing various fields together
  4. To plan with the mindset of creating a new market, by incorporating market needs and cross-industrial views
  5. To modify or switch directions in research development, by benefitting from the assistance of visionary committee members and innovation advisors

The R&D Meeting of the Center is comprised of a project leader, research leader, each unit leader/ satelite leader, and specialists from Operation Management Unit, such as research strategy, research implementation, and cooperation of GIA (Government, Industry and Academia), including university research administrators (URA). Mr. Korehisa is the project leader, since he has experience in research development, enterprise and institute management, and global operations, and he will also take charge of the project in general. Dr.Wakayama, the research leader is a Trustee(Vice President) of Kyushu University with an experience as a director of Institute of Mathematics for Industry(IMI). He is also a director of Academic Research and Industrial Collaboration Management Office of Kyushu University(AiRIMaQ), promoting academic research as well as industry-academia-government collaboration. In addition, we welcome innovation advisors and technical advisors from outside as needed to give advice on creating innovations and cutting edge studies. We plan to ask those with experience in creating and implementing innovations internationally to be our advisors.

The Center for Co-Evolutional Social Systems is comprised of seven research units. “Operation Management Unit” oversees the operation and management of this center, and the “Platform Unit”, “Energy Unit”, “Information Device Unit”, “Mathematics for Industry Unit”, “Science Technology Innovation Policies Unit”, “Yokohama National University Satellite” and “The University of Tokyo Satellite” conduct research and development. The unit leader in each research unit is responsible for operations and management. Also, we have set up The R&D Meeting of the Center in our Center, consisting of a project leader, research leader and each unit leader so we can discuss matters and fine tune ourselves for questions like, “is this counting towards an exit strategy?” or “are we conscious about the need to create a new market by adopting market needs and listening to cross-industrial views?” and more. Also have external advisors - who have experience in creating global innovations and have commercialized many of them, to give us ideas on center operations and study research.

The Operation Management Unit, a core function regarding management and support of the Center, supports the strategy and planning of research development with an aim for future industrialization, and also acts as the contact for the visionary team. The chief of the Operation Management Unit is the project leader to secure the centralization of organizational operations. The Operation Management Unit is comprised of four groups: research strategy (including the seeds/needs search function), business development, intellectual property, and operation management.

Each group also takes a part of the role of the coordinator and research administrator for both the “Industrial Collaboration Management Office” and the “Office for Strategic Research Planning”. The Industrial Collaboration Management Office takes care of the implementation of the GIA collaboration and the creation, management and utilization of intellectual property in Kyushu University. The Office for Strategic Research Planning takes care of the strategic research formulation throughout the University. By this, we can fully utilize the specialized know-how tactics accumulated within Kyushu University in our Center operations, and attain effective and efficient cooperation between this Center and the University's main features.