"Nanotechnology Platform Japan" (NTPJ) consist of three platforms for "Open Advanced Facilities Initiative for Innovation", since nanotechnology itself has been playing a fundamental role on various fields of science and technology. The techniques such as "Advanced Characterization Nanotechnology", "Nanofabrication" and "Molecular & Materials Synthesis" are the most exciting fields in advanced science and technology as well as industrial ones. It is strongly anticipated that the integration of these technologies in the field of IT, environment, energy and life science will create large and unexpected break-through in the future life and society.
Following are the member institutes of NTPJ of three platforms. (The leading institutes on each platform is underlined.)
Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, National Institute for Materials Science
, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, National Institutes for Quantum and RadiologicalScience and Technology, Kyushu University
Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, University of Tsukuba, National Institute for Materials Science, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Waseda University, Nagoya University, Toyota Technological Institute, Kyoto University
, Osaka University, Hiroshima University, Kagawa University, Yamaguchi University, Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry Science and Technology
Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Tohoku University, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Nagoya University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Institute for Molecular Sciences, Osaka University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Kyushu University
In this program, interactive researches and their integration are promoted through the coordination by the Platform Center which is located at National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). The research collaboration is encouraged by the coordinators, and particularly the matching of technical seeds and industrial needs is pursued to realize the significant results for future nanotechnology.