The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has announced the FY2016 new research fields and co-creation consortiums adopted as the Programs on Open Innovation Platform with Enterprises, Research Institute and Academia (OPERA), including a consortium led by Nagoya University.
This program began in FY 2016 with the aims of enhancing industry-academia partnership concerning basic research and human resources development, and, moreover, accelerating open innovation in Japan. To achieve these aims, the program encourages universities and other academic institutions, jointly with industries, to create a "technology and system innovation scenario" for the development of new major industries using their intellectual properties and, based on the scenario, to conduct "full-fledged industry-academia collaborative research" in a pre-competitive stage which has the aspects of academic challenges and potential for industrial innovations.
Nagoya University's consortium adopted as OPERA is as follows:
Creation of fundamental technologies to clarify harmonization mechanisms between humans and intelligent machines and build a new social system based on harmonization values
Human Machine Harmonization System (HMHS) Consortium
(Academic institutions) Nagoya University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Waseda University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
(Private businesses) Tier IV, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Toyota Technical Development Corp., Nippon Flour Mills Co., Frameworx, Inc., Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., Meitetsucom Co.
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