R&D

Case Study: ainia / technology centre / develop innovations

ainia centro tecnológico – from ES

ainia is a technology centre with the legal status of a private non-profit association, created in 1987 and formed by more than 900 companies mainly from the food sector.

Report: Cluster Mapping in Japan 2016

About the Report

Following a first mapping attempt in 2013, the EU-Japan Centre proceeded, in 2016, with a new screening online in order to identify new clusters and better assess already existing ones identified in 2013. 
Hence, this report suggests that Japan benefits from an important cluster community (at least 52 cluster organisations in 2016), mostly operating in Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Medical and Welfare sectors (28/52), and in other sectors, such as Electronics, Environment, ICT, Automotive and Aerospace.

Report: Mapping of EU R&D Centres in Japan

About the Report:

The fact that Japan has the third largest GDP in the world and spends 3.39% of its GDP on R&D, suggests a very fertile R&D environment. Hence, this report gives an overview of EU companies with R&D centres in Japan and suggests several reasons for their establishment. It looks into different incentive programs for setting up a R&D Centre and provides several examples of already existing European companies with R&D activities in Japan. 

 

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Tags : Report, R&D

Guidelines for Special R&D costs Tax credit scheme

in May 2015, METI published revised guidelines for the Special R&D costs Tax credit scheme, necessitated by the tax reforms of the Abe government in April 2015.  The Special R&D costs Tax Reduction scheme is one of the R&D tax credit schemes where it is possible to cut part of the costs for experimental research.

In 2015, in order to promote open innovation in enterprises, the Abe Tax Reforms introduced a number of enlargements in this programme:

Checked on: June 2016

Article: San-gaku-kan renkei: the Triple Helix Concept in Japan

Article written by Lyckle Griek, Owner, Japan Unlimited Consultants & Liaisons, Workum, Netherlands

Similar to Europe, government, business and research institutions in Japan are active in tapping the potential of the so-called ‘Triple Helix’. A large number of networks of ‘San’ (Industry), ‘Gaku’ (Academia) and ‘Kan’ (Gov­ernment) are closely cooperating in order to generate an innovative business-cycle based upon academic research.

Tags : R&D, Education

About Innovation

In recent years, Japan has established initiatives centred on the advancement of innovation in response to increasing global competition and the growth of emerging countries.

Hokkaido Prefecture

HOKKAIDO PREFECTURE

Main City: Sapporo                                                      

Population: 5,384,000 people, ranking 8/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 83,456 km[2]

Geographical / Landscape description

Okinawa Prefecture

OKINAWA PREFECTURE

Main City: Naha

Population: 1,434,000 people, ranking 25/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 2,271 km2 [2]

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Kagoshima Prefecture

KAGOSHIMA PREFECTURE

Main City: Kagoshima

Population: 1,649,000 people, ranking 24/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 9,132 km2 [2]

Geographical / Landscape description

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