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Tohoku Techno Arch Co., Ltd. aims to support the creation of new technologies and industries, based on intellectual property developed by universities. It was established on November 5, 1998, with the support of interested researchers at Tohoku University, along with individuals at other national universities and colleges of technology in the Tohoku area, including Niigata. On December 4 of the same year, Tohoku Techno Arch Co., Ltd. was approved as an official Technology Licensing Organization (TLO) by both Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry under the Law for Promoting University-Industry Technology Transfer.

The Law for Promoting University-Industry Technology Transfer was established in May 1998 to assist individual universities in founding their own TLOs and support their operation. The aim of TLOs is to transferring intercultural properties of research results from universities and colleges of technology to business corporations, and to return the revenues to inventors as well as their laboratories and universities.

Tohoku Techno Arch Co., Ltd. is serving as a partner in providing technology seeds for corporations who wish to obtain technological innovations and enhance their competitiveness; and at the same time will act as an intermediary for returning the research results of university researchers to society.

We try to provide these services to anyone who is interested, regardless of their degree of experience in licensing or patent application. Please feel free to contact us at any time with your inquiries or for information. All our staffs are more than willing to talk with you and offer advice.

We would appreciate your continued cooperation, suggestions and support for our efforts.

Tohoku Techno Arch Co., Ltd.

Corporate NameTohoku Techno Arch Co., Ltd.
Address 2nd FL, Tohoku University, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe),
6-6-10, Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8579, Japan
FoundationNovember 5, 1998
Approved TLODecember 4, 1998
StockholderTohoku University and individuals including researchers who is belonging to National University in Tohoku Area.
OfficersPresident MIZUTA Takanobu
Director SHIMOYAMA Yousuke
Director ISHIYAMA Akira
Director AOKI Takafumi
Director OHTAKI Yoshihiro
Director KUMAGAI Ko
Director DEGAWA Toru
Auditor FUJINAMI Mitsuo
Qualified/Certificated HoldersRegistered Technology Transfer Professional(RTTP): 3
*at the date of April 2024
ActivityTechnology Licensing for Universities and Colleges of Technology in Tohoku Area


Our main activites are "Evaluating inventions", "Licensing".
Each Manager fully take charge of evaluating inventions , marketing and licensing.

Evaluating Invention

First, universities request us to evaluate the inventions.
Second, we evaluate the inventions from their patentabilities and commercial possibilities point of view.
Finally,we report these results for universities.


We introduce the applicated invention for campanies.
In addition, we negotiate and sign a contact with companies, when companies request the implementation of invention.

Non-Disclosure Agreement
Disclosing description and confidentiality of description
Option Agreement
Rights of choice whether licensed or not.(Exclusive , Non-Exclusive)
Licensing Agreement
Permission of working patent (Exclusive , Non-Exclusive).
Assignment Agreement
Assignment of patent
How to Commercialize University Technology


Tohoku Techno Arch has established the partnerships with following universities to go technology transfer ahead smoothly under basic technology transfer agreements and others. (at the date of April 1st 2024).
In addition, we mainly handle the patent, which belongs to the universities in Tohoku Area.

  • Tohoku University
  • Hirosaki University
  • Iwate University
  • Akita University
  • Fukushima University
  • Yamagata University
  • Tohoku Gakuin University
  • Iwate Medical University
  • Fukushima Medical University
  • University of Aizu
  • Miyagi University
  • Hokkaido University

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