Research as Seen from My Experience in a Company, a University and a Public Research Institute

By: Yohichi Gohshi*

23 September 2008


*University of Tsukuba

Some aspects of research in a company, a university and a public research institute vary widely from each other, while there are other aspects that are mostly common. In this lecture, the author presents his experience as a researcher in a company, a university and a public research institute and reflects on problems encounterd in each of these settings. In his reflection, basic viewpoints in common with these different settings are presented as three elements of invention or discovery. By taking the invention of ICP as an example, 10 stages involved in the creation of a new analysis method are also discussed.

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