The University of Tokyo is a Tsukuba Innovation Arena Nanotechnology Center (TIA-nano), where research institutes in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, and industry are working together to implement open innovation (* 1) in the nanotechnology (* 2) domain. ) As a core institution.In the future, we intend to contribute to the creation of innovation in Japan by forming a global research and education base in the field of nanotechnology together with four core institutions such as the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.
According to AIST, TIA-nano was established in 2009 by AIST, the National Institute for Materials Science, the University of Tsukuba, and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization.To date, a total of 4 national projects have been implemented, with 33 companies and more than 200 corporate researchers participating in the projects.Some of them, such as carbon nanotubes (* 1,000), have been put into practical use and companies have started their businesses.We have also promoted human resource development for students and young researchers, mainly in summer schools, and have provided a place with high intellectual stimulation.Until now, the University of Tokyo has been working in collaboration with the four core institutions of TIA-nano individually, but by joining the new core institutions, we will expand our open innovation bases and further focus on collaborative research with industry. I will continue.
The University of Tokyo not only possesses a huge amount of technology, but also has a large number of excellent human resources.With the participation of the University of Tokyo, the technology lineup that can be provided as a place for open innovation has been enhanced, and it is expected that the attractiveness that makes companies want to collaborate on research will greatly expand.
(* 1) Nanotechnology A technology that manipulates and controls the arrangement of atoms and molecules in nanometers (one millionth of a millimeter) to create substances with structures and properties that are different from existing substances.
(* 2) Open innovation The idea of creating an innovative business model and profiting by making other companies use external development capabilities and intellectual property rights.
(* 3) Carbon nanotubes A combination of "carbon = carbon", "nano = nanometer", and "tube = cylinder", carbon atoms are connected like a mesh to form a cylinder.The diameter is about 5 / 1 of human hair.