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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 eff orts, 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 of NEDO

1974
Japan's long-term Sunshine Project to develop new energy technologies started
1978
Long-term Moonlight Project to develop energy conservation technologies started
October 1980
New Energy Development Organization established under the Law Concerning the Promotion of the Development and Introduction of Alternative Energy
1982
Alcohol production business activities transferred from the government
October 1988
Industrial technology research and development added; name changed to New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
1993
New Sunshine Project started
1996
Coal Mine Damage Agency integrated; coal mine damage compensation program added
2001
Based on the abolition of the Alcohol Monopoly Law, alcohol sales operations added
October 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
Alcohol production and sales operations transferred to a special corporation; Kyoto Mechanism Credit Acquisition Program added
2007
Coal mine damage recovery transitional operation completed
April 2015
Redesignated and renamed National Research and Development Agency New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization to reflect the enforcement of a partial amendment of the Act on General Rules for Incorporated Administrative Agencies and the Act on the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
2016
Kyoto Mechanisms Credit Acquisition Program Discontinued

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Last Updated : July 31, 2020