Waseda aims to score profit on tech-exchange conferences
THE NIKKEI WEEKLY (Aug. 11, 2003)
Waseda University plans to launch operations
in October to help facilitate the exchange of commercially viable
technology across national boundaries.
In the event that a technology transfer agreement
is signed as a result of a technology exchange conference, Waseda
University will receive a certain percentage of the value of the
The university will hold monthly technology exchange
conferences. There, participants, including technology brokerage
firms and others from Japan, the U.S., China and South Korea,
will present technology. This will enable other participants to
broker the sale of technology that promises to be commercially
viable to companies in their own countries. In addition, other
firms and organizations seeking to buy and sell technology can
participate as paying members.
Meetings will be held in Shillman Hall, located
next to the campus of the School of Science and Engineering in
the ward of Shinjuku, Tokyo. Technology brokerage firms and other
participants in the project will be allowed to establish offices
Individual members will pay an annual fee of
20,000 yen, and businesses and other organizations will pay about
100,000 yen a year.