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The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has announced the FY2018 new research fields and co-creation consortiums selected for the Program on Open Innovation Platform with Enterprises, Research Institute and Academia (OPERA), including a consortium led by Nagoya University.

 

Launched in FY2016, this program is designed to enhance industry-academia funding partnerships, thereby promoting (1) large-scale collaborative research and the development of doctoral students in a pre-competitive stage through participating in a consortium with several companies, and (2) the reform of industry-university collaboration systems in an integrated manner.

 

Nagoya University's consortium selected for OPERA is as follows:

 

Research Field:

  Creation of fundamental technologies for building regional resource utilization type energy ecosystem

 

Co-Creation Consortium Name:

  Materials/Energy Renovation Co-Creation Consortium

 

Person in Charge of Management:

  Hideki Kita, Professor of the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University

 

Participating Entities:

  (Academic Institutions) Shinshu University, Osaka City University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, and Tokyo University of Science

  (Private Businesses) Ishifuku Metal Industry Co., Isuzu Motors Ltd., Orc Manufacturing Co., Kyokuto Die-Casting Co., Toray Engineering Co., Toyota Motor Corporation, Nano Earth, Hoden Seimitsu Kako Kenkyusho Co., and Meijo Nano Carbon Co.

 

Related Website: Japan Science and Technology Agency