Industry-academia collaboration aims to collaborate companies (= industry) and universities and vocational schools (= academia) to develop new products and create new businesses.
Research resources are concentrated in educational institutions, and it is possible that there are “gemstones” leading to new industries. By discovering such gemstones, the industry side can commercialize, and introduce them into a new service, or accelerate its introduction. UJIDEN is also one of the companies actively engaged in this industry-academia collaboration and has achieved some results.
UJIDEN’s Industry-Academia Collaboration
Collaboration with the students from Ryoma Gakuen & Kochi College of Information Business and Food
Not only have the polishing speed and accuracy been significantly improved, but also this machine is the industries first IoT equipped polishing machine.
Using the IoT operation, we could fulfill the needs of 24 hour automation and improve safety.
The students of Kochi College of Information Business and Food provided the know-how in the field of information and communications for this development.
Our development team were inspired by the students, the exterior of the machine was more stylishly redesigned and became a big attraction at exhibitions.
Development and practical application research on spherical porous inorganic oxide nanoparticles with Kochi University of Technology
Since these nanoparticles are very similar to marimo (an algae that grows into large green balls), we named this series of porous metal oxide nanoparticles MARIMO (Mesoporously Architected Roundly Integrated Metal Oxide) nanoparticles.
We also synthesized MARIMO nanoparticles of titania (TiO₂), silica (SiO₂), zinc oxide (ZnO), zirconia (ZrO₂) and ceria (CeO₂)..