October 1, 2004
Kyushu University has an important role as a knowledge base in Kyushu and Asia, and each university research field is at the world-class level. However, many of research projects do not yet sufficiently reflect industrialization or economic development in the commercial region. In looking at the next 15 years from fisical year 2005, Kyushu University will become an integrated institution and transfer to the west area of Fukuoka urban area. The Academic City will become an intelligent, alternating current base in Japan and Asia. The ITO new campus is to be the nucleus. For these circumstances, OPACK was established for linking the utilization of Kyushu University intelligent resources research results with the commercialization demands in the industrial world,
and attempting the activation of the regional economy.