||The “Next Generation Heat Pump Technology Strategy Research Consortium” (hereinafter referred to as “Consortium”) And.
||The Consortium is a research institute for mathematical energy conversion engineering (hereinafter referred to as the “Institute”) of Waseda University’s Open Innovation Strategy Research Organization. In order to spread excellent heat pump technology around the world in various fields such as air conditioning, hot water supply, cold chains, industrial applications, etc., we have developed strategic research based on “policy analysis”, “user technology analysis”, “product technology analysis”, “international dissemination analysis”, and “information dissemination analysis” with a one-team system that adds academics that can advocate fairness and fairness beyond the boundaries of manufacturers and users. The purpose is to connect to a competitive area.
- In order to achieve the objectives set forth in the preceding Article, the Consortium shall establish the projects listed in the following items (hereinafter referred to as “This Project”). It is carried out.
- Support for research project planning and launch
- Implementation of research projects
- Evaluation of research projects
- Information exchange and exchange (providing opportunities for mutual exchange among members)
- Information gathering and dissemination related to the activities of the Consortium
- Other projects necessary to achieve the objectives of the Consortium
- The research project will be a strategic research project that realizes the five pillars of “policy analysis”, “user technology analysis”, “product technology analysis”, “international dissemination analysis”, and “information dissemination analysis” set forth in Article 2.
- Each research project shall have a project leader appointed by the president of the Consortium. The project leader promotes the research project.
- Each research project covers the following:
- Policy analysis: Clarification of the position of heat pumps in national energy strategies, etc., and development of roadmaps for improving the performance of refrigerants and heat pump equipment.
- User technology analysis: Establishment of evaluation methods for users, economic analysis, wellness, sensitivity analysis, CSR analysis, energy saving of cold chains, etc.
- Product technology analysis: Construction of heat pump performance evaluation technology, sophistication and utilization of simulators, analysis of refrigerant performance, etc.
- International dissemination analysis: Collaboration with top universities and government agencies, mainly in Asia, product needs analysis in each country, matching analysis with culture and climate, mutual certification, deregulation, etc.
- Information dissemination analysis: Website of refrigerant and consortium results, strategic dissemination of information in academic papers, etc., hosting international conferences, etc.
- For the purpose of exchanging information and exchange, the following matters shall be implemented.
Special Lectures: Lectures by prominent figures from companies and universities are held once a year.
Asian Academic & Business Conference: Held every other year as a place for information exchange between universities and companies in Asia. A person other than a member as provided for in Article 4 shall also be allowed to participate if he/she pays the registration fee.
Student Exchange Meeting: As an exchange meeting with students, it will be held after the steering committee stipulated in Article 9.
- In order to carry out research projects, the Working Group (hereinafter referred to as “WG”) It is possible to install.
|(Types of members)
- The Consortium shall consist of members of the following items (hereinafter referred to as “members” collectively). )。
- Secretary Members Members who participate in the decision-making of this project and can participate in all of this project as stipulated in Article 3.
- Regular members Members who promote this project and are able to participate in all research projects or WGs. You may participate in the steering committee set forth in Article 9 as an observer.
- Supporting Members Members who can promote projects in specific fields and participate in a single research project or WG that they wish to participate in in principle. You may not participate in the steering committee set forth in Article 9.
- Membership fees and participating projects, etc. of each member are specified in Appendix 1.
- Those who wish to join the Consortium shall submit an application form, membership name, address, and other matters specified by the Consortium (hereinafter referred to as “matters to be notified”). The Steering Committee (hereinafter referred to as the “Steering Committee”) shall be submitted to the President and the Steering Committee (hereinafter referred to as the “Steering Committee”) as stipulated in Article 9. must be approved.
- If there is a change in the notification matters submitted in the preceding paragraph, a change notice shall be submitted to the president.
Members who intend to withdraw from the Consortium shall submit a notice of withdrawal to the Secretariat at least 30 days prior to withdrawal.
|(Obligations of members)
- Members shall comply with these Terms and cooperate in carrying out the purposes of the Consortium.
- Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraph, members’ participation or investment in WG, etc. composed in connection with the activities of the Consortium shall be voluntary.
- The Steering Committee shall consist of officers in each item of paragraph 1 of the preceding Article, and shall deliberate and decide on the following matters:
- Matters relating to officers
- Matters related to the implementation of the consortium’s business
- Other matters related to the operation of this consortium
- The chairman of the steering committee shall be the chairman.
- The steering committee shall be formed with the attendance of a majority of its members and shall be resolved by a majority of its attendees. provided, however, that if a member submits a power of attorney to the President, it shall be included in the number of attendances and resolutions in accordance with the content of the delegation.
- The steering committee shall be held whenever the president deems it necessary.
- The steering committee is usually allowed to be attended by members as observers. However, observers are not granted voting rights and will not be included in the number of attendances set forth in paragraph 3.
- The Consortium may have advisors appointed by the President.
- Advisors may provide information and advice necessary for the steering committee to discuss the operation of the Consortium.
- A secretariat will be established at the Institute to operate the consortium.
- The secretariat shall have an Executive Director elected by the President.
- The Secretariat shall carry out the following business.
- Manage members
- Steering of steering committee
- Liaison and coordination with related organizations of this consortium
- Membership fee and expenditure supervision of this consortium
- Business related to the implementation of the consortium’s business
- The Secretariat shall always appropriately manage and store the following documents: The storage period shall be five years.
- These Terms
- List of members and list of participants for each activity
- Confidential information disclosed to the secretariat by each member in each activity organized by this consortium
- Documents relating to the proceedings of the Steering Committee
- All other necessary documents that are generally judged to be managed by the Secretariat
- Application form for admission under Article 5, documents stating notification matters, notification of change, notification of withdrawal
- The Secretariat shall prepare minutes for the proceedings of the activities of the following items in the Consortium.
- Steering Committee
- Special Lecture
- Asian Academic & Business Conference
- The Secretariat shall compile the results of WG as a report at the end of the fiscal year and send them to members.
- Information that is provided or electronically provided by a disclosure person through materials, electromagnetic recording media, or other tangible media, as well as information that is particularly confidential by the disclosure provider’s indication of “confidentiality”
- Information disclosed orally disclosed by the disclosed person, and information that has been designated as confidential at the time of disclosure and notified in writing that it is confidential by displaying “confidential member” within 14 days of disclosure
- Notwithsitits of the preceding paragraph, any of the following items shall not fall under confidential information.
- Information that was already known when it was disclosed
- Information that the discloser already owned at the time of disclosure
- Information that became known regardless of the responsibility of the discloser after receiving the disclosure
- Information obtained lawfully by the discloser without any obligation to maintain confidentiality from a third party who has legitimate rights
- Information that became known as a result of the consortium’s activities after disclosure
- Information developed by the discloser without relying on confidential information and that can be proven.
|(Duty of Confidentiality)
- Members and the Secretariat shall comply with the content set forth in this Article on their duty of confidentiality.
- The discloser shall not disclose or leak confidential information to a third party without the prior written consent of the discloser. Members who are members but do not receive disclosure directly from the discloser will be third parties. The group company of the discloser (hereinafter referred to as the “Group Company”) Disclosure to this, this does not limit. A Group company means a company in which the discloser directly or indirectly holds more than 50% of the shares of the voting rights, (2) a company that directly or indirectly holds shares of more than 50% of the voting rights shares of the discloser, or (3) (2) in which the company directly or indirectly holds more than 50% of the voting shares.
- The discloser shall be obliged to retain the information prescribed in the preceding paragraph for one year after disclosure after leaving the Consortium (after the establishment period of the Consortium expires or ends for the Institute).
- The disclosure person shall have his or her employees and group companies comply with the duty of confidentiality set forth in the preceding two paragraphs, and the violation of their obligations shall be equivalent to a violation of the obligations of the discloser.
- In the event that the discloser violates the confidentiality obligations set forth in the preceding three paragraphs and causes damage to the discloser, a resolution shall be made after consultation between the parties.
- The Institute shall not be liable for damages if any other member suffers any damages by violating the confidentiality obligations set forth in paragraphs 2 or 4.
|(Handling of intellectual property rights)
- When the discloser has made an invention or devise based on confidential information, he/she shall notify the discloser of the confidential information without delay, and shall consult with the discloser of the confidential information regarding the availability, timing, attribution, etc. of the application for industrial property rights.
- If the discloser acquires the copyright prescribed in the Copyright Act (Act No. 48 of 1970) based on confidential information, the discloser shall determine the attribution of the copyright, etc. in consultation with the discloser of the confidential information.
- The Institute shall not be liable for damages in the handling of intellectual property rights prescribed in the preceding two paragraphs, even if the Member suffers any damages.
|(Change of terms and conditions)
||The revision and abolition of these Terms shall be carried out with the resolution of the Steering Committee.
||The establishment period of this consortium is three years from the establishment. provided, however, that if the Steering Committee expresses its intention to continue the business, it shall be extended, and the steering committee shall decide the duration and business content.
|(Elimination of anti-social forces)
- Members and the Secretariat shall assure you of the following items:
- A member of an organized crime syndicate, a general assembly house, or a person equivalent thereto (hereinafter referred to as an “antisocial force”) shall be deemed to be a member thereof. It is not
- Members and officers of the Secretariat (meaning directors, executive officers, or equivalent persons thereto) is not an anti-social force.
- Do not allow antisocial forces to use their name and join the Consortium.
- By the time the Consortium dissolves, you will not engage in any of the following acts against any person by using yourself or a third party.
- (1) Acts of threatening behavior or violence
- (2) Acts that use power to interfere with business or damage credibility
- If a member or secretariat is found to have violated the preceding paragraph by the time the Consortium is dissolved, it may immediately withdraw from the Consortium, regardless of the provisions of Article 6.
||Matters not specified in these Terms shall be decided after consultation with the Steering Committee.
||This agreement will come into force on April 1, 2020 and will apply on the same day.