Research Programs: Innovation

Research on Digital Innovation Models

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


MOTOHASHI Kazuyuki (Faculty Fellow)



With recent advances in digital technologies, including AI, IoT and Blockchain, innovation is divided between platforming advanced technologies and business innovation for the companies that utilize them, so platform-based strategies and innovation ecosystems are important for corporate innovation. Furthermore, public research institutions such as universities are playing a more important role in both technological development and commercialization, so innovation policy must cover issues that relate to the entire national innovation ecosystem, including university-industry collaboration. This project will conduct empirical research on technological development and diffusion of digital technologies and co-evolution of technological and scientific innovation to derive policy implications for innovation in the era of digital transformation.

September 11, 2023 - February 28, 2026

(During the research project period, the research activity period is set from September 11, 2023 August 31, 2025, and the data usage reporting period is set from September 1, 2025 to February 28, 2026.)

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers