2019 Volume 2019 Issue 13 Pages 19-36
This paper analyzes the roles of Government, Industries (Companies) and Universities in the Industry-University-Government Alliance in Japan. The case analysis with the Next Generation Energy and Social System Demonstration Project shows that the role of the Government works as a coordinator to enter the policy of the government and to promote information about technology among the participators. On the other hand, it shows that the role of the Industry is to develop a system and to make diffusion developed systems to cooperate with the government and other companies. Finally, the role of Universities is persuading people by presenting evidence supporting the need for this project. Not just before but also after the project there are important roles for Industry-University-Government Alliances.