Practical application of global research results and establishment of a model platform for promoting private-sector research collaboration and creating new business ventures
Up until the present, research results/technologies generated by JIRCAS have been mainly disseminated and established by research organizations and government agencies in the relevant target countries. In this way, examples of institute researchers directly utilizing their research results to contribute to their rapid development and dissemination have been limited. In order to respond to the needs of society both domestically and internationally in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance with the “Law on the Revitalization of Science, Technology and Innovation Creation”, JIRCAS has recognized that it is important to promote more actively the societal implementation of research results. This will be accomplished through the creation of research-based business ventures, cooperative work with the private sector, and the licensing of JIRCAS-held intellectual property.
We will establish a business model that will allow us to effectively disseminate our research results and provide incentive to staff researchers to optimize their technologies and bring them to the market both domestically and overseas.
- Commercial deployment of shrimp seed production technology towards the realization of a complete closed-cycle aquaculture system
- Asian Monsoon Model Plant Factory (for tomatoes, strawberries, and passion fruit)
- Support and promotion of practical application/societal implementation of research results
Thailand, Japan, Southeast Asian and South Asian countries
Private and public-sector organizations in major shrimp-producing countries; private and public-sector organizations in Asian monsoon regions; domestic and overseas private enterprises interested in the practical development of JIRCAS-held intellectual property/know-how.
Marcy WILDER (Fisheries Division)
On November 9, 2023, a group of ten first-year students of the Master of Science program and one professor from the Department of Global Agricultural Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences of the University of Tokyo visited JIRCAS.
Counsellor Fabian Tan of the Commercial Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Japan, and three others visited the JIRCAS plant factory at the Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) in Ishigaki City.
Project Leader Marcy Wilder Wins Japan Prize of Agricultural Science / Yomiuri Prize of Agricultural Science
Dr. Marcy N. WILDER, Project Leader of the Fisheries Division, has been selected by the Association of Japanese Agricultural Scientific Societies to receive the 2023 Japan Prize of Agricultural Science / Yomiuri Prize of Agricultural Science.