Source: Japan Intellectual Property News
As previously A recent noteworthy measure is the development of “IP asset platform” to match domestic and international needs with Japanese IP assets such as technology seeds, which was unveiled in Intellectual Property Strategic Vision published on June 12, 2018.
I have often had trouble finding the right person for a specific technical challenge. So, building such a platform is a good idea. The detailed system design of this platform is not disclosed yet. But hopefully, it will provide a good user interface to search technologies, patents, experts, and challenges as well.
For the time being, intermediate agents would play an import role to settle a transactions on this platform. However, eventually, artificial intelligence may help optimal matching. Furthermore, we may become able to invest in or donate to solutions for a specific challenge via this platform in the future, though it’s just my imagination.