Research Programs: Technology and Innovation

The Role of Public Research Institutions in the Japanese National Innovation System

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

GOTO Akira

GOTO Akira (Faculty Fellow)



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


RIETI Discussion Papers