Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc. (NU Tech) seeks collaborative partnerships and potential licensees to further develop and commercialize technologies from Nagoya University (NU) and its alliance universities in Central Japan. To achieve this goal, NU Tech hosts technology show cases, workshops, and conferences mainly in the Research Triangle Park (RTP). NU Tech also collects information on potential opportunities by attending technology conventions on behalf of NU and its alliance universities. For a list and summary of technologies currently available for licensing, please refer to available technologies.

NU Tech also uses NU’s extensive networks to help NC and other US universities explore licensing opportunities in Central Japan, which is the heart of Japan’s manufacturing industry with many worldwide companies are headquartered. If you have technologies and are looking for a licensee in Japan, please contact us.


Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc. (NU Tech) is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization with the Internal Revenue Service whose mission is to promote and support technology transfer between Japan and the U.S.A. NU Tech was founded by Nagoya University (NU), one of the largest and oldest “imperial” universities in Japan, under the provision of the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act. Headquartered just outside of Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina,NU Tech functions as NU’s arm in the U.S.A. to achieve its goals of social contribution and academic-industrial cooperation via the fruits of its world-class intellectual research activities.


As one of seven Japanese “Imperial” Universities, Nagoya University (NU) has been playing various key roles in the education and research scenes in Japan. NU’s Academic Charter stipulates three fundamental goals in its texts: Research, Education, and Contribution to Society. Technology transfer brings unrestricted funds, which enable NU to invest in further research activities and create more autonomous innovation cycle. This is, however, not a sole reason why NU does transfer its fruits of the research activities to industry. Technology transfer is one of the instruments to achieve “Contribution to Society.” The Japanese Bayh-Dole Act, enacted in 1999 to enable universities to own the right to inventions that results from Government funded researches, also established the basic environment to promote technology transfer from academia to industry. NU’s Academia-industry Collaboration Office and Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc. always keep and will keep pursuing the way in which the NU’s inventions and other intangible intellectual assets are best used in societies and global communities that need technology breakthrough in the next generation.