Collaboration(upper left)A “Nagano brand local food” product on display, a result of collaboration between the University’s Faculty of Engineering and local government. (upper right) “Shinshu University Trade Fair,” an exposition seeking to further develop and nd practical applications for the University’s research accomplishments. (lower left)“nunotect mask”:functional cloth mask developed by Shinshu University-approved venture company Na aS®. (lower right) Shinshu University collaboration coordinator training for employees from nancial institutions.Collaboration between industry, academia, government and nancial institutions that utilizes the achievements of university research for the bene t of the regionIndustry-Academia-Government-Financial CollaborationTOPICSStatus of industry-academia-government collaboration at Shinshu University during the 2018 fiscal year(in the Hokuriku / Koshinetsu region)(156 projects)Funding Received for Collaborative Research Projects Conducted with Overseas Corporations (43,298,000 JPY)816No. of Collaborative Research Projects with the Private Sector(429 projects)No. of Research Projects Implemented in Collaborationwith Companies and Local Governments within the Same PrefectureNo. of Collaborative ResearchProjects with thePrivate Sector withfunding of over than10 million yen（12 projects）thstthth131Collaborative research(Published by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on 17 January, 2020)Shinshu University is stepping up collaborative research efforts even further in energy and environmental sciences, biomedical sciences, textile/ ber engineer-ing, agricultural and life sciences, regional brands and many other elds, working together with nancial institutions in addition to existing industry-academia-government collaborations. For example, we train nancial institution employ-ees as coordinators, assign them as appropriate to local corporate efforts to generate new solutions, and otherwise work to link together the efforts of indus-try and the University.