Research Programs: Innovation

Research on innovation ecosystem formation processes

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


MOTOHASHI Kazuyuki (Faculty Fellow)



As a form of open innovation, innovation ecosystems, which involve multiple participants including large firms, high-tech startups and universities, are becoming increasingly important, together with the traditional one-to-one technology exchanges. The underlying factors behind this trend include institutional changes in the science sector such as national university incorporation, and more recently, an emergence of digital platforms based on AI and big data analysis technologies. This study attempts to understand the processes and the mechanisms of innovation ecosystem formation. Particularly, we will analyze the nature of economic externalities associated with common management resources (or platform resources), which are important conditions for ecosystem formation, by using the cases of internet platforms, technology standardization, public utilization of academic findings, regional innovation clusters, etc.

June 7, 2021 - September 30, 2023

(During the research project period, the research activity period is set from June 7, 2021 to March 31, 2023, and the data usage reporting period is set from April 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023.)

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers