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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.

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