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  1. 01Science Castle Partners
  2. 02Handling of partnerships
  3. 03Partnership Application
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Science Castle Partners

Science Castle works with LIVERNESS and its partners (companies and universities) to stimulate the sensibilities of teenage researchers and promote their research activities. We hope to build partnerships in accordance with the characteristics and intentions of each partner organization.

The positioning of partnerships at Science Castle in the corporate world is also changing: some companies are focusing on partnerships as a form of CSR (corporate social responsibility), while others have adopted the philosophy that research is difficult and they definitely want to support it, or to foster the next generation of research talent in the XXX field. In recent years, some companies have come to share common goals that transcend generational boundaries (e.g., wanting to conduct bold research toward 2050, or wanting to address health and disability in society as a whole). Gradually, companies and teenage researchers are becoming more aligned and on equal footing.

When employees of partner companies participate in these activities, they often say that they have decided to do more of what they want to do, that they have become more motivated, and that they have changed the way they think about their careers. By experiencing the values that lie at the root of their own companies and by talking directly with teenagers, they can be stimulated and their ideas can be enriched. RIVERNESS has also received news of improved engagement survey figures.

Please contact us when you want to put a new spin on your company's research activities.

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Handling of partnerships

The Partnership has five major participating projects.

Convention Programs

We will exhibit booths, dispatch judges, and conduct special events at conventions in Tokyo, Osaka, and Asia.

Booths will be available to exchange ideas and distribute items. Talking with the 100-200 teens attending the convention and their accompanying teachers will help create a strong connection to education.

Coach Business

As a research coach, you will provide advice on presentations for research presentations and guidance on research using specialized equipment and software.

research funded projects

This is a program to support research by setting up a Science Castle Research Fund, collecting research based on themes set by the partners, and providing research funds for applications with particularly outstanding ideas. In addition to financial support, we can provide specialized equipment and research coaches at the same time, creating a deep collaborative experience through 6 to 9 months of involvement.

Future Workshop Project

In this workshop, we ask participants to think about 20 years in the future (the 2050s), and to vividly imagine that they will be full-fledged researchers and working hard at their research at that time. Then, what will the future person say to their present selves? This project is an attempt to draw up a picture of what the current research should be based on the suggestions from the teenagers who have seen this future. The partners will orient the workshop by setting themes such as "Forests in 2050" and "Space Utilization in 2050," and participate in discussions with teenage researchers.

Next Generation Research Institute Project

After the Science Castle competition, there is a gap where students are "forced to abandon the research they have done up to high school" due to career events such as completion of classes and club activities, entrance exams, and insufficient access to research environments in their first year of college. In order to solve this problem, the Next Generation Research Institute was established by people who have participated in competitions (alumni). They have started their activities with the aim of creating a place for their own research.

This is where we can jump even further beyond the boundaries of the Science Castle Research Fund and the convention and create a long-term relationship.

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Partnership Application

We are happy to meet with you to discuss whether this is really the right fit for your company and what specific activities are possible. Please feel free to contact us.

Educational Development Division, LIVERNESS Co.
TEL: 03-5227-4198
MAIL: [email protected]