Article | 10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden | A Regional Industry Promotion Project: An Alliance of Regional Universities; Institute; Tech Colleges and Kohsetsushi

Title:
A Regional Industry Promotion Project: An Alliance of Regional Universities; Institute; Tech Colleges and Kohsetsushi
Author:
Yoshiki Amamoto: Industrial Technology Institute, Miyagi, Japan Tomoo Kayaba: Industrial Technology Institute, Miyagi, Japan Kazuhiko Mori: Industrial Technology Institute, Miyagi, Japan Motohisa Ono: Miyagi University of Education, Japan
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Year:
2007
Conference:
10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden
Issue:
026
Article no.:
007
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
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Published:
2008-02-15
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Industrial Technology Institute; Miyagi (ITIM) is classified into the category of Kohsetsushi (public research institute) in Japan. Kohsetsushi is a regional public research; examination and technology center. Kohsetsushi provides research services; testing; training; and technological guidance for small and medium-sized enterprises.(Shapira; P. 1990; 1992)

Recently; in Japan; universities; institutes and technical colleges (UICs) have become active in making a regional contribution. A social environment was formed where Kohsetsushi could collaborate with the academic institutions to provide technological assistance to business enterprises in the region. In addition Miyagi Prefecture; which has a population of 2.36 million; has many UICs; including worldrenowned Tohoku University in its area. The result of a questionnaire on ITIM users suggested that more than 85% of them would like to take advantage of local universities; institutes and technical colleges when they have a need of technical development or technical advice.

Under those circumstances; in June 2005 Miyagi Prefecture concluded the Mutual Cooperation Agreement on Technical Assistance to Local Business Enterprises with 10 local academic institutions; and established the KC-Miyagi project in which the prefecture and the local academic institutions would promote local industry.

In 2006; two additional local academic institutions joined the project; which put the total participant institutions at twelve. KC-Miyagi is the name of this project; where KC is an acronym of Kodoka Center (Upgrade Center).

This paper introduces the KCMiyagi project and discusses its implementation until now; based on the pyramid concept of QMOD; 4P definition; and the aim and ideas of conference.

Keywords: Kohsetsushi; university; partnership; portal; region; enterprise Category: Case Study

10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden

Author:
Yoshiki Amamoto, Tomoo Kayaba, Kazuhiko Mori, Motohisa Ono
Title:
A Regional Industry Promotion Project: An Alliance of Regional Universities; Institute; Tech Colleges and Kohsetsushi
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10th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organiqatinal Development. Our Dreams of Excellence; 18-20 June; 2007 in Helsingborg; Sweden

Author:
Yoshiki Amamoto, Tomoo Kayaba, Kazuhiko Mori, Motohisa Ono
Title:
A Regional Industry Promotion Project: An Alliance of Regional Universities; Institute; Tech Colleges and Kohsetsushi
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