Research Programs: Innovation

Digitalization and Innovation Ecosystem: A Holistic approach

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


MOTOHASHI Kazuyuki (Faculty Fellow)



Digital transformation of industry through Big Data/AI/IoT is causing significant changes in how innovation is organized. Specifically regarding the framework known as open innovation, the innovation eco-system, involving multiple and diverse players, such as venture firms and universities, is becoming more and more important, in addition to traditional one-to-one bilateral collaboration frameworks. In this study, a holistic analysis of innovation ecosystem dynamics, i.e., its formation, growth and decline, is conducted using an empirical approach. Furthermore, the policy implications of various measures specifically targeted to individual components of the ecosystem, such as industry-academia collaboration, start-up promotion and regional cluster policies are evaluated from the viewpoint of their consistency, given the characteristics of Japan's national innovation system.

June 3, 2019 - March 31, 2021

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers