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Chairman's Message

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Kazuo Furukawa
Chairman
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

Creating innovation and offering superior solutions from Japan

 Following its establishment in 1980, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has become Japan's largest public research and development management organization. In this role NEDO undertakes technology development and demonstration activities to carry out two basic missions, addressing energy and global environmental issues and enhancing industrial technology, by integrating the combined efforts of industry, academia and government.

 Regarding our first mission of addressing energy and global environmental issues, it has become extremely important since the Great East Japan Earthquake to promote renewable energy and energy conservation through such efforts as adopting a feed-in tariff system for renewable energy. Going forward, NEDO will continue to support technology development for achieving even higher efficiency and lower cost, with a primary goal of developing new technologies and ensuring that project results are introduced to the market.

 NEDO's second mission is to enhance the level of industrial technology. There are increasing calls for open innovation because of the diversification of society's needs. In order to achieve significant results in this area, NEDO will continue to play a key role as a catalyst for collaboration between industry, academia and government by promoting exchanges of knowledge and ideas between private sector companies, universities and public research institutes in a coordinated manner.

 In response to a recent increase in open and global innovation, NEDO has been actively promoting international demonstration projects in cooperation with relevant governmental organizations in Europe, the United States and Asian countries. NEDO believes that projects in such fields as smart community systems, energy and robot technology will contribute to the resolution of global environmental and social issues.

 NEDO will continue to strive to achieve results in a timely manner in order to fulfill its duty to contribute to the international community by coordinating the efforts of industry, academia and government.

Last Updated : August 13, 2014