Research Collaboration among Industry, Government, and Academia

In our complex modern society where challenges yet unknown arise one after another, being able to use diverse knowledge and skills to conduct in-depth and thorough research into the essence of problems carries us into the future. It is not enough to simply connect industry, government, and academia. We aim to appropriately reorganize knowledge and resources, create things that do not yet exist, and send the crystallization of these efforts out into the world as fruitful output.

Industy-Government-Academia Collaboration Coordinator

The Collaboration Coordinator at the Keio Research Institute at SFC manages and helps further collaboration between the Institute and industries, government, NPOs, and local communities. In addition to facilitating a smooth start to research, the Coordinator also provides assistance in the promotion of research and the implementation of research results into society.

Contact the Collaboration Coordinator if you are considering research collaboration with the academic research taking place at the Keio Research Institute at SFC. The Collaboration Coordinator can also be contacted when you would like to consult regarding research but do not know the researcher.

Research Collaboration with Communities

The Keio Research Institute at SFC has built relationships with cities and prefectures throughout the country, to conduct research projects together with place-based actors as industry, government, academia, financial institutions, citizens and NPOs. We collaborate with them on research and development to co-create the future.

Synergistic initiatives such as followings are underway to aim creating vibrant communities, promoting practical learning, and developing human resource who will lead the future society:

– Collaboration of area development that spreads from the area around SFC
– Collaboration in Shonan area
– Collaboration with local authorities and communities

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Research Collaboration with Communities in the Keio Research Institute at SFC


In conjunction with the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, the Kanagawa Prefectural Government and the Fujisawa City, Keio set up the Keio Fujisawa Innovation Village (SFC-IV) in the vicinity of the Shonan Fujisawa Campus in March 2006 to support people to create new businesses. The facility consists of offices to rent for those who aim to utilize the wealth of knowledge at SFC and collaborate with Keio University.