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The SFC Research Consortium
To promote and develop academic and technological research, Keio University has established the "Keio University Shonan-Fujisawa Research Cooperative Consortium" as an organization to support and conduct joint research and development through cooperation with the Keio Research Institute at SFC, companies in Japan and abroad, public offices and other research organizations. It is also known as the "SFC Research Consortium."
The Consortium sets the research themes led by the university and calls for joint- research by many outside organizations including companies or governments. Its purpose is to tackle larger challenges beyond regional-limitations based on "mutual interest". As a result, instead of joint-research being conducted on a one-to-one basis between individual researchers of a university and a company, much more comprehensive research that is large and wider in scope can be conducted. In this way, the intellectual, human, property and institutional resources of a society can be realized. Furthermore, the social responsibility of the university can be realized through further development of education and research at the university and passing on the results to society.
The Consortium also supports stricter autonomy of the university; disclosure of research results, sharing of intellectual property rights, transparency of received funds, equality among researchers, support of basic or developing research and the fostering of researchers and students.
Currently, many companies and organizations take part in the consortium as joint research partners. We expect more and more pioneering organizations and individuals that agree the consortium's principles will be interested in its activities and actively join us.
Research projects currently in progress are inviting consortium members.
Research projects in progress