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WORLD FEDERATION OF INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATIONS(W-FIRA)

JRIA with five international organizations signed the establishment articles of W-FIRA, the World Federation of Industrial Research Associations, in Washington D.C. on 21 May 2013. W-FIRA is the first organization of its type. Its mission is to increase and develop cooperation on a global scale to further the leadership of technological innovation throughout the world.

The founding members this Federation are the :
Australasian Industrial Research Group (AIRG), Australia & New Zealand
Associacao National de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento das Empresas Inovadoras
(ANPEI - National Association for Research and Development of Innovative Companies), Brazil
European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA), Europe
Industrial Research Institute (IRI), USA
Japanese Research Industries and Industrial Technology Association (JRIA), Japan
Korean Industrial Technology Association (KOITA), Korea





Japan Research Industries and Industrial Technology Association

Office
Narabu Bldg., 3-18-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Phone  +81-3-3868-0826
FAX    +81-3-5684-6340





Greeting from Chairman



Japan Research Industries Association, JRIA, was established in 1991 under an approval issued by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (currently, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). In June, 2011, JRIA has merged with Japan Industrial Technology Associations and became new JRIA, Japan Research Industries and Industrial Technology Association.
In the circumstances where globalization proceeds rapidly, survey and analysis of the present status of research and development are conducted, and the issues are discussed in detail at JRIA by industries, academia and associations, who are involved in R&D or technical support for R&D in every field of industry.
These activities are performed primarily at cross-industry committees, which are set as the core of JRIA, aiming at proposing policies on the development of research industries.

Hiroshi Ishihara, Chairman



Mission of JRIA

In order to maintain and reinforce the foundations of medium- and long-term economic development in Japan, there is a strong necessity to promote various reforms aimed at the construction of a powerful national system of industrial innovation, based on the present status of the research and development being conducted by the government, the private sector, universities, and others. The national innovation system consists of the government policies on industrial technologies, the education and research conducted by academia and public agencies, and the research and development and technical support by private sector and so on. It is what determines the competitiveness of industrial technology for a country.

Japan Research Industries and Industrial Technology Association, JRIA, was established as an organization to promote “Research Industries”, a concept defined with unifying the research and technology development activities and the research and technology support activities of the private sector, which account for large portion of the national innovation system in Japan.

The mission of JRIA is to provide a platform at the private sector side to assist the planning, implementation and verification of the government policies on industrial technologies, where discussion and summarization of the needs from industries, assistance for efficient implementation and verification of the effect are conducted concerning the government policies. Another mission of JRIA is to investigate, with cross-industry manner, what the research and technology development activities and research and technology support activities should be, and make proposals about it.




Activities

In accordance with its mission, JRIA is engaged in the following activities.

Surveys and Research through cross-industry committees
Proposals of Policies and Measures through the committees
Surveys and Research under contract with government and governmental agencies
Interchange of Information and Opinions with Other Organizations
Symposia, Seminars and Exchange Meetings
Supply of Statistics & Databases
Publication of Journals etc.

Committees and Recent Subjects for Discussion

Committee for Research & Development Management
R&D management strategy and schemes taken at the strong enterprises
R&D management tools
How to create innovations in R&D
How to develop new technologies into business, overcoming the Valley of Death

Committee for Human Resources Matters in R&D
Training of human resources in the technical professions
How to motivate R&D engineers through the systems for such as evaluation and promotion

Committee for Industry-Academia Collaboration
Current situation and problems from the view point of Universities
Current situation and problems from the view point of Industries

Committee for Inspection and Analysis Business
Current situation and problems of inspection/analysis business

Committee for Environment Technology
Trends of Environment Technology

Committee for Global Interchange
R&D management and human resources development for global R&D
Global interchange with European & American organizations


Recent Subjects of Survey and Research Activities conducted at JRIA under consignment of METI, NEDO and other governmental agencies

Statistical investigation on R&D activities of Japanese enterprises
Current trends of R&D activities of Japanese enterprises
Human resources management in training, evaluation and motivation
Investigation of the history of the industrial technology development
Current status and strength of R&D activities at Japanese enterprises
Efficient ways of R&D activities of Japanese enterprises
R&D strategies of Japanese enterprises
Current situation and problems for the education of industrial technology
Current Trends of Industry-Academia Collaboration in Europe, USA and Asia
Utilization of human resources in the industrial technology education
Technology transfer and competitiveness of industrial technology in advanced technological fields in Europe and the USA
Global R&D activities of Japanese enterprises
Current status and assignment of spin-off ventures
Research and development, and intellectual property