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