Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration Program

Companies and individual donors can make endowments to the university to fund the development of research, education, and university operation. The outcomes of research funded by endowments are not provided directly to the endowment donors, but enhance the research capacity of the university and, in turn, benefit society.

IP Terms and Conditions

In general, any IP developed will be the property of the university.

Tax Incentives

  • Endowments from a corporate entity
    The entire amount can be included in deductible expenses.
  • Endowments from an individual*
    Income tax: The donated amount (up to 40% of gross income) less ¥2,000 will be deducted from the donor’s gross income.

Sum of Endowment

  • No upper or lower limit.
  • A part of the endowment (up to 10%) will be allocated as operation and management expenses.

Note: For donors residing in Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Osaka Prefecture, or Shiga Prefecture etc., the sum donated is tax-deductible up to an amount equivalent to 30% of the donor’s gross income.

For prefectural and municipal inhabitant taxes, deductions are calculated by multiplying the sum donated (less ¥2,000) by a tax rate of 4% and 6%, respectively.


Please use this form to contact the SACI.However, the response may be sent from a
department/division other than the SACI, such as from another division within
the university or from an affiliated company outside the university.