The aim of this project is to investigate the role of public research institutions (PRI) within Japan's national innovation system (NIS) in an era after that of the catch-up development model. There are many interesting studies on the role of universities in NIS, but those on PRIs are rather limited.
The research intends to use three approaches: first, statistical analysis to understand the role of PRIs using patent and bibliometric data; second, a questionnaire survey of PRIs and researchers thereof; and third, an international comparison on the role of PRIs in a national innovation system.
June 11, 2013 - March 31, 2016
Major Research Results
RIETI Discussion Papers
"Problem Solving and Intermediation by Local Public Technology Centers in Regional Innovation Systems: The first report on a branch-level survey on technical consultation" (FUKUGAWA Nobuya and GOTO Akira)
"Knowledge Creation and Dissemination by Local Public Technology Centers in Regional and Sectoral Innovation Systems: Insights from patent data" (FUKUGAWA Nobuya)
"Role of Public Research Institutes in National Innovation Systems in Industrialized Countries: The cases of Fraunhofer, NIST, CSIRO, AIST, and ITRI" (Patarapong INTARAKUMNERD and GOTO Akira)