CiNet researchers collaborate widely with researchers from across the globe. We have agreements with several partner institutes designed to facilitate specific programs of close collaboration:
Osaka and the broader Kansai region (incorporating Kobe, Kyoto and Nara) has been the powerhouse of Japanese innovation, technology and industry since the early 20th century. Although often associated with technology giants such as Panasonic, Sharp, and Nintendo, in fact the vast majority of industry is made up of small to medium sized firms, especially in the high-tech electronics, materials, and biotech industries. This means that the Kansai region offers a concentration, diversity and magnitude of technological research and development that is probably unparalleled worldwide.
CiNet is committed to the development of strategic industry partnerships to engage in ambitious collaborative research programs and facilitate technology transfer.