About the Liaison Office
Tokyo Metropolitan University has established the Liaison Office to contribute to society through industrial-academic-public cooperation and create new industries and employment. The Center makes the University's research work available in many spheres of society and cooperates with business and public research organizations in developing creative technologies and products.
At the University, the Liaison Office takes the initiative in commitments to make the University's research work available in many spheres of society.
Major commitments by Liaison Office
Facilitation of collaborative and commissioned research
The center creates a database of research conducted by the University's faculty members (seeds) and identifies demand from companies (needs) with the aim of matching them. It also has a network with testing organizations, other universities, and the corporate sector.
The Center utilizes the University's resources and its unique network in offering advice on technical issues encountered by many companies. It also recommends faculty members and related organizations (e.g. Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute) when necessary.
Facilitation of exchange among industries, academic circles and public organizations
With technical innovation evolving rapidly, the Center conveys extensive information through seminars, symposiums, exhibitions, and events for the purpose of ensuring that the companies keep pace with the changing times and evolving society.
Exchange of information with related organizations
While deepening cooperation with testing organizations, other universities and other related organizations, the Center engages in a lot of information exchange by, for example, proactively gathering information on companies' needs. It also makes new proposals to companies.
The Center is active in public relations such as participating in events, with the aim of making the University's research activities widely known. Through its wide range of activities, it creates opportunities to meet many local municipalities and companies.
Management and utilization of intellectual properties
The Center ensures that intellectual property of the University are effectively and properly managed so that its research can benefit many spheres of society. It also makes proactive efforts to create intellectual property, acquire rights, and utilize them while striving to create new industries.