(Raleigh, N.C.) Nagoya University (NU) and North Carolina State University (NC State) have agreed to renew their Agreement for Industry-University Collaboration for an additional five years. Dr. Michinari Hamaguchi, President of NU, stated: “For the last five years, based on this Agreement and the strategic activities of Technology Partnership of Nagoya University (NU Tech), our technology transfer office in North Carolina, Nagoya University and NC State have strengthened their strong collaborative relationship in technology transfer.” Dr. Hamaguchi added, “For the next five years, we will pursue further collaborations with NC State toward promotion and commercialization of our research-driven intellectual property in the USA and Japan. Nagoya University and NU Tech are committed to continually strengthening our technology transfer activities with NC State, North Carolina and the USA.” Dr. Randy Woodson, Chancellor of NC State, expressed: “Over the past five years, NC State and Nagoya University have worked together to advance a common goal of promoting technology transfer, transforming our world through innovative solutions to grand challenges. We look forward to continuing this partnership with Nagoya University and collaborating in the global marketplace of ideas.”
The original Agreement was signed in 2007 as part of NU’s initiative to establish NU Tech to further develop partnerships between NU and NC State whereby both universities would cooperate to promote industry-university collaborations and joint research regarding their technology innovations. The renewed Agreement continues the primary purposes and goals of:
Promoting industry-university collaborations involving NU and NC State in the USA and Japan
Contribute to society via promotion and commercialization of university IP and research
Information sharing on industries and research institutions in the USA and Japan
Promotion of joint research
Facilitate the exchange of research, academic and administrative staff
About Nagoya University:
Nagoya University (NU), home to four Nobel Peace Prize laureates and development of the Blue LED, is an elite educational hub in central Japan. Originally established as a temporary hospital and medical school in 1871, NU has long been a leader in higher education and research in Japan. Currently, NU has 13 Graduate Schools, 9 Schools, 3 Research Institutions and 18 Research Centers. 16,000 full time students study and work with 2,000 full time faculty members and 2,000 support staff. Each year, NU enrolls 1600 international students from all over the world.
About North Carolina State University:
North Carolina State University (NC State) was established in 1887 - opening doors to higher education that would transform the state’s economy. With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, NC State is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. After 125 years, NC State remains committed to its foundation as a land-grant institution - improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the nation and the world through innovation and engagement.
About Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc.:
Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc. (NU Tech) is 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization founded by Nagoya University in 2007. Headquartered just outside Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, NU Tech functions as a technology transfer office to commercialize Nagoya University’s technologies in the United States. NU Tech promotes technology transfer and research collaboration between US partners and Nagoya University, mainly focusing on the Life Science and Biotechnology fields. For more information about NU-Tech and its available technologies, please visit our web page at www.NUTechTransfer.org