From February 1 to February 12 of this year, the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA organized a special training course for senior officials in the field of innovative development and applied scientific and technical arts in Japan, which was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education, represented by the Head of Department Ismailov B.M., Ministry of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan represented by the Head of the Department Otajonov Sh.I, from the Administration of the Tashkent State to technical University named after Islam Karimov Vice Rector for Research and Innovation Nematov Sh. and director of the Uzbek-Japan Innovation Center of Youth Khaltursunov E.
This training course was conducted according to the JICA project “Strengthening the research potential of the research activity of the Uzbek-Japan Innovation Center of Youth”.
The main objectives of the course were to study the experience of introducing innovative developments, their commercialization, industrial and academic cooperation, attracting venture funds to commercialize innovative products, organizing business incubators, supporting local authorities in the development of innovation centers and start-up hubs, as well as cooperation between industrial, academic and foundations (JSPS, JST).
During the course, visits to a number of cities in Japan, such as Tokyo, Yokohama and Kyoto, were also organized.
According to the course program, visits to higher technical educational institutions (University of Teikyo and Keio) were organized. The course participants were given presentations and lectures on the organization of innovation centers at universities, in particular, the Open Innovation Centers system, the implementation of innovative developments, industrial enterprises of IHI JSC in Tokyo, as well as the Incinerator in a suburb of Tokyo.
At the end of the course, the JICA organizers presented the course participants with certificates of successful completion of the course program.