Venture Laboratory

Venture Laboratory (VL) was built for the following purposes:

  1. Promotion of research and development of future industriesthrough the training of graduate students.
  2. Education of graduate students with creative minds and adventurous spirits.
  3. Promotion of enthusiastic collaboration with local industries.
  4. Serving as a highly advanced facility for advanced research.

To achieve those purposes, five projects were proposed.

  1. New development of effective use of in sect functions.
  2. Virtual Product Design and Japanese Manufacturing.
  3. STC (Science Technology and Commercialization).
  4. Research for the production of sustainable products.
  5. Research in the seven areas emphasized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Graduate students and post doctoral research associates engage in these projects. VL provides four MOT (Management of Technology) lectures by collaborating with ASTEM (Advanced Software Technology & Mechatronics Research Institute of Kyoto).

Special lectures are also routinely held by invited researchers who have launched venture companies. VL not only promotes collaboration among students trained in different disciplines, but also between students and researchers from industry.