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United States – Japan Comparison of the Influence for SBIR Programs on Creating New Industries

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Leader Dr. Eiichi YAMAGUCHI (Graduate School of Human Survivability, Kyoto University)
Researcher Eriko Ishida-Kawai (Graduate School of Human Survivability, Kyoto University)
Term June 2016 – March 2017
Research Outline

 A decline of Japanese industrial competitive power increases the acceleration in the 21st century. Specifically, The science-based industry has been highly deprived of competitiveness.
 This research investigates the reason why scientific innovation in Japan has left behind from U.S., and proposes public policy for scientific innovation which cures the problem. Based on the hypothesis that Japan's SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Program finally fails to encourage young scientists to become innovators, we compare the Japanese SBIR Program with American SBIR Program based on evidences, and the influence on creating new science-based industries. We will finally recommend the idea of designing scientific innovation policy for Japan.

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