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NEDO Held a Joint Forum with AIST

March 15, 2018

On March 13, 2018, NEDO and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) jointly held a forum in Shizuoka City. The forum was held based on an agreement among Shizuoka Prefecture, AIST and NEDO, which was signed in March 2015.

In his opening speech, NEDO Executive Director Dr. Masayoshi Watanabe greeted attendees by saying that NEDO hoped that this forum would help to support local companies and universities as they start new businesses, while also revitalizing the economy in Shizuoka Prefecture by helping local businesses take advantage of NEDO's support systems. At the forum, AIST introduced its technology seeds in the field of optical technologies that is a focused area for support in FY 2018 as part of Shizuoka Prefecture's support program for local companies that are conducting joint research and development together with AIST. NEDO also introduced its various support programs for promising small and medium-sized enterprises as well as startups.

  • NEDO Executive Director Dr. Masayoshi Watanabe giving the opening speech
    NEDO Executive Director Dr. Masayoshi Watanabe giving his speech
  • NEDO introducing its support programs during the forum
    NEDO introducing its support programs