The center allocates five JST regional coordinators in Hokkaido, Tohoku-Kanto, Tokai-Chubu, Kansai-Shikoku and Kyushu to promote local industrial collaborations. One coordinator is located in NIMS to take care of the interdisciplinary researches among various fields.
1. JST regional coordinators
The five regional coordinators of JST, look for the further promotion of local industrial collaborations in different scientific fields. Based on the information on the research resources by JST, they will encourage the outside-users at local districts to join in this program. The introduction of innovative ideas and results by the new technology presentation meeting at JST will provide useful information to nanotechnology scientists, particularly young ones. Some projects will be carried out in the trial-use programs (FS). The seed which is created at the local industry will grow into a big project by the collaboration with national laboratories and universities. The matching of seed and need will show the significance of collaborative works between different sectors.
.2. NIMS coordinator
NIMS coordinator is managing the collaborative researches in which the different users and institutes are involved. Proposing the innovative ideas and results from the users to member institutes of three platforms, R&D projects can be established. The new ideas from JST coordinators will be merged and strengthened by the coordination of the center. One of the important role is to carried out the trial-use program (FS) for the challenging project for the future.