Nanotechnology Innovation Research Unit


Numerous innovations are anticipated in the field of nanotechnology, particularly in the area of new functional materials that will be superior to current petroleum-based materials. Using a combination of nanocomposites and advanced nanocarbons, such as fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, nanostructures will be tailor-made from materials such as agricultural and marine products. Nanotechnology is now a high priority field in the sciences, and considerable effort has been devoted to developing an innovative nanotechnology industry in the United States. In Japan, similar efforts are required in order to strategically advance nanotechnology research, which requires a sophisticated approach to facilitate the formulation of innovative policy for research strategies, roadmapping, and intellectual property management. The nature of the technology is such that practical application of research results means that systems need to be implemented to facilitate the accumulation, storage, and transfer of industrial horticultural crops, as well as to ensure the safety of utilizing nanomaterials. This research unit engages in such activity while working closely with other centers that conduct advanced nanotechnology research.

Research Outlines
  • Propose policies aimed at strengthening innovation capabilities in the nanotechnology field.
  • Propose policies concerned with scientific policy formulation using policy support groups to formulate effective innovation strategies, etc.
  • Propose the development of systems concerned with the accumulation, storage, and transfer of industrial horticultural crops that are essential for the practical application of research results, and systems concerned with the safety of nanomaterials.