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Outline of the "Science and Technology that Create New Industries" Research Grant Program
This Program provides grants for research on science and technology to enable the creation of new industries. You are invited to propose a vision for the society and new industry that you want to create, as well as an idea for research on science and technology to help realize the vision. We encourage pioneering research that builds on unique perspectives with the potential to create entirely new industries not previously recognized, or to recast the framework of existing industries.
- In addition to the above, new industries might take various forms: they can help bring down the walls that separate existing industries or integrate different industries for innovative purposes. You are encouraged to build a vision of the new industry with creative thinking.
- Research projects that help create new industries at the local level, as well as the national or international level, are eligible for grants under the Program.
- This Program is designed to support scientific and technological research in uncharted territory. It may take many research projects two or three decades to bear fruit. Thus, one of the key criteria for the Program is whether the project will build the core of a future industry or the foundation of future innovation.
- Another important challenge is to develop a new discipline or identify a new possible application of existing science and technology. We challenge you to set an ambitious goal for a bold endeavor over the three years, rather than aiming for something practical by prioritizing short-term commercialization or achievement.
- We also expect you to try to integrate totally different scientific disciplines or to challenge yourself by going out of your field of specialization.
|Amount of grants||20 million yen per application (subject to change)|
|Grant period||Three years, in principle|
|Grant targets||Researchers employed by Japanese universities, graduate schools, technical colleges, public research institutes, etc.|
|Screening method||First screening (of documents) and second screening (interviews) by members of the Canon Foundation Screening Committee|