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Public Call for proposals: Moonshot Research and Development Program/ Realization of sustainable resource circulation to recover the global environment by 2050

February 20, 2020
May 14, 2020 The deadline for applications has been extended to June 2, considering infection control measures against new coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on proposal preparation work.
We updated Guidelines in the item of Documents.
May 1, 2020 Due to revision of Standard Form of Business Entrustment Contracts (the Contracts), we updated Special Conditions for Moonshot Research & Development Program as well as the Contracts in the item of Documents.
April 10, 2020 The deadline for applications has been extended to May 20, considering infection control measures against new coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on proposal preparation work.
We updated Guidelines and Attachments and added Reference material 1 in the item of Documents.
March 16, 2020 We revised Attachment 8 in the item of Documents.
March 5, 2020 We posted Attachment 8 and 9 in the item of Documents.
March 2, 2020 We posted several documents, such as Set of proposal formats (Attachment 1~7, 11, Blank form) etc. in the item of Documents.
February 27, 2020 We posted several documents, such as Guidelines for Public Call etc. in the item of Documents.

Synopsis

Program name Moonshot Research and Development Program/ Realization of sustainable resource circulation to recover the global environment by 2050
Program classification Research (entrusts)
Target organizations for this call Companies (including associations), universities and research institutions
Period for this call February 20, 2020-June 2, 2020
Inquiries NEDO Innovation Promotion Department, Moonshot Research and Development Program Office
E-mail:moonshot-office@nedo.go.jp

Further information

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) is widely soliciting proposals to implement the program described below. Organizations wishing to submit a proposal should do so in accordance with the following guidance.

Important points:

  • The English documents on this page are provided for reference purposes, with the original Japanese versions being authoritative.
  • This public call is intended to attract proposals involving the participation of multiple entities. A non-Japanese company or university/research institution wishing to submit a proposal is requested to do so in collaboration with a Japanese company or university/research institution. In addition, the representative organization must be a Japanese company or university/research institution, and the candidate for project manager must be affiliated with the representative organization. The candidate for project manager may be of any nationality.
  • For further information on application requirements, please refer to the guidelines provided in the Documents section below.

1. Program description

(1) Summary

The Moonshot Research and Development Program, coordinated by the Cabinet Office of Japan, was established to promote ambitious research and development based on bold ideas that are not just extensions of conventional technologies, with the aim of stimulating disruptive innovation in Japan.

As a research promotion organization engaged in the Moonshot Research and Development program and taking into account the Moonshot Goals determined by the Cabinet Office's Council for Science, Technology and Innovation and the R & D concepts formulated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, NEDO will pursue ambitious R & D activities to achieve Moonshot Goal 4: Realization of sustainable resource circulation to recover the global environment by 2050.

Specifically, with regard to substances that spread widely into the environment or exist in low concentration, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and marine plastic litter, ambitious R & D projects are being sought to develop technologies which will enable to recover such substances and convert them into valuable materials or to decompose or detoxify the substances.

(2) Program period

The period shall be maximum ten years from FY2020.

(3) Regarding other Moonshot Goals

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is responsible for carrying out activities related to the following Moonshot Goals: Moonshot Goal 1-- Realization of a society in which humans beings can be free from limitations of body, brain, space, and time by 2050; Moonshot Goal 2—Realization of ultra-early disease prediction and intervention by 2050; Moonshot Goal 3—Realization of AI robots that autonomously learn, adapt to their environment, evolve in intelligence and act alongside human beings, by 2050; and Moonshot Goal 6—Realization of a fault-tolerant universal quantum computer that will revolutionize economy, industry, and security by 2050. Another research and development organization will be responsible for Moonshot Goal 5—Creation of the industry that enables sustainable global food supply by exploiting unused biological resources by 2050.

Please note that information on this page pertains solely to Moonshot Goal 4 for which NEDO is the responsible organization.

(4) Reference information

The Japanese version of this call for proposals may be found at:

2. Instructions for submitting proposals

Relevant materials may be downloaded from the Documents section below.

e-Rad

Proposals and related materials must be submitted using the Cross-Ministerial Research and Development Management System known as e-Rad. For more detailed information regarding the submission of proposals, please refer to the application guidelines provided below. In order to use the e-Rad system, it is necessary for research organizations (e.g. companies, national research and development organizations, universities or other research institutions) and researchers to be registered with e-Rad and then obtain a login ID and password.

Note: Non-Japanese companies or universities/research institutions who need to obtain a new research institution ID may contact NEDO via E-mail for assistance.

It may take several days to complete e-Rad registration, so please allow at least two weeks to complete the process.

e-Rad registration Help Desk

Telephone: 0570-066-877 (Navi Dial) or 03-6631-0622 (direct number)

Business hours: Weekdays 9am-6pm. Help Desk is closed weekends, national holidays, and over the New Year's period (December 29-January 3).

3. Inquiries

Inquiries regarding this call for proposals may be sent to NEDO via email up until one week prior to the application deadline.

NEDO Innovation Promotion Department, Moonshot Research and Development Program Office

E-mail:moonshot-office@nedo.go.jp

Inquiries regarding this call for proposals under Moonshot Goals 1, 2, 3, and 6 may be made by contacting the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

JST Department of Moonshot Research and Development Program

E-mail:moonshot-koubo@jst.go.jp

Documents