Organization

Strategic Global Partnership & Cross-Innovation Initiative

Purpose

Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine and Osaka University Hospital established the Cross Innovation Initiative (CII) on Dec. 1, 2015. The CII is designed to promote collaboration with industry and academia for health care innovation.

Activities

To promote innovation in health care, the CII aims to 1) accelerate translation by coordinating collaborations with industry and research institutes, 2) build infrastructure for the acquisition of patents and building of venture companies, 3) formulate policy recommendations, and 4) work with government organizations to strategize on projects that tackle leading societal health concerns.
As an example, we organized the Health and Medical Cross Innovation Conference, which aimed to introduce a new model for industry-academia partnerships. The CII is regularly in contact with a number of companies and organizations looking to advance the health and medical fields.

Director’s Message

The Cross Innovation Initiative was designed to take advantage of the the great research being done at the Graduate School of Medicine and Osaka University Hospital by establishing collaborations with outside organizations. As an initiative of this effort, the CII organized the Health and Medical Cross Innovation Conference to promote and strengthen partnerships for innovation in the health and medice. The CII also works with government organizations to create an environment conducive for "cross innovation" as a new model for innovation these health and medicine.

Organization Chart

Members

Director
Yoshiki Sawa, Professor
Deputy Director
Yuji Tokumasu, Specially Appointed Professor
Special Advisor
George Hara, Invited Professor
Officer
Shungo Hikoso, Associate Professor
Officer
Shoji Sanada, Specially Appointed Associate Professor
Officer
Takeo Asano, Specially Appointed Associate Professor
Intellectual Property Officer
Ryou Funakoshi, Specially Appointed Associate Professor
Officer
Kiyoshi Okada, Senior Lecturer
Officer
Takahiro Inoue, Specially Appointed Senior Lecturer
Officer
Sfoug Alshammary, Invited Associate Professor

Highlights

2017

March
  • Health and Medical Cross Innovation Conference
January
  • Cyber Sports Complex Symposium
  • Symposium on National Strategies on Disease and Gene Polymorphisms using iPS Cells

2016

December
  • Seminar on AI, Deep Learning and Applications to Medicine
September
  • Health and Medical Cross Innovation Meeting
August
  • Meeting on the formation of industry-academic collaboration agreements
June
  • Intellectual property seminar on patents in the life science
April
  • Establishment of the Intellectual Property Strategic Office
  • Health and Medical Cross Innovation Meeting

2015

December
  • Establishment of Cross Innovation Initiative
  • Health and Medical Cross Innovation Meeting

Cross Innovation Initiative

email:office@cii.med.osaka-u.ac.jp