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About NEDO

  • NEDO is a national research and development agency that creates innovation by promoting technological development necessary for realization of a sustainable society.
  • NEDO acts as an innovation accelerator to contribute to the resolution of social issues by developing and demonstrating high-risk innovative technologies having practical application.

NEDO's Missions

Addressing energy and global environmental problems

NEDO actively undertakes the development of new energy and energy conservation technologies. It also conducts research to verify technical results. Through these efforts, NEDO promotes greater utilization of new energy and improved energy conservation. NEDO also contributes to a stable energy supply and the resolution of global environmental problems by promoting the demonstration of new energy, energy conservation, and environmental technologies abroad based on knowledge obtained from domestic projects.

Enhancing industrial technology

With the aim of raising the level of industrial technology, NEDO pursues research and development of advanced new technology. Drawing on its considerable management knowhow, NEDO carries out projects to explore future technology seeds as well as mid- to long-term projects that form the basis of industrial development. It also supports research related to practical application.

Positioning of NEDO as an Innovation Accelerator

In order to contribute to the resolution of social issues, NEDO formulates technology strategies and project plans and, as part of its project management, establishes project implementation frameworks by combining the capabilities of industry, academia, and government. NEDO also promotes technology development by carrying out, evaluating, and allocating funding to promising projects to accelerate the practical application of project results.

Positioning of NEDO as an Innovation Accelerator

History

1974
Long-term Sunshine Project aimed at developing new energy technologies started
1978
Long-term Moonlight Project aimed at developing energy conservation technologies started
1980
New Energy Development Organization established
1988
Research and development on industrial technology added. Name changed to New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
1993
New Sunshine Project started
1996
Integration with Coal Mine Damage Agency. Coal mine damage compensation program added
2003
Incorporated Administrative Agency New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization established under the Act on the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
2006
Kyoto Mechanisms Credit Acquisition Program added
2007
Transitional operations related to coal mine damage recovery completed
2012
Coal and geothermal operations transferred to Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation
2014
Technology Strategy Center established
2015
Status changed from incorporated administrative agency to national research and development agency
2016
Kyoto Mechanisms Credit Acquisition Program discontinued
2021
Green Innovation Fund Projects started

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Last Updated : July 28, 2022