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:
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
(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