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Greetings from the President

Ishimura KazuhikoSince its establishment as an independent administrative agency in 2001, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has continued its research toward realizing a sustainable society by introducing technologies to solve social challenges and generate economic development, all under the slogan, “technology to society.”

AIST will embark on its fifth Medium- to Long-term Plan from April 1, 2020.
Here, AIST’s primary mission is to solve social challenges.

In recent years, Japan is facing such important challenges as energy and environmental constraints, an aging population, and reinforcement of national land and disaster prevention, all of which are unavoidable in the context of realizing a sustainable society.These challenges are so diverse and fast-changing, that it is difficult for a single company or academic discipline to come up with viable solutions on its own.

In light of these circumstances, AIST will make the most of the diversity provided by its 7 research departments, conduct integrative, cross-disciplinary research more than ever before, increase its collective strength as the country’s largest research institute, and promote research aimed at solving the aforementioned social challenges.

Another of AIST’s vital missions is its “bridging” function

There are many obstacles to overcome in passing research outcomes onto society. To that end, AIST has to date focused on implementing technologies in society, in other words, strengthening its “bridging” function.

As a result, AIST has streamlined initiatives such as the Collaborative Research Laboratories with a view to rapidly connect research outcomes to companies, and thus, we are in collaboration with many private companies.

Under the 5th Mid to Long Term Plan, AIST will further expand such activities by promoting collaboration with multiple institutions within government, industry and academia, AIST will conduct itself as an organization that responds to the needs of society and industry effectively, in a timely manner, and to a high degree.

In its capacity as a Designated National Research and Development Agency that promotes world-class research, a core institute of an innovation ecosystem for Japan to continue creating innovative technologies, and further, as a partner of universities and companies in both R&D and commercialization, AIST will continue to build on its activities and achievements.

We look forward to your continued understanding and support.

ISHIMURA Kazuhiko‚
President of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

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