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Network Joint Research Center for Materials and Devices (NJRC) proposed by five institutes, Research Institute for Electronic Science (RIES), Hokkaido University, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science (CLS), Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University, and Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering (IMCE), Kyushu University was authorized as one of a Joint Usage / Research Center (JURC) system for university institutes by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT) in 2010. Followed by the success of the 1st stage program (FY2010-FY2015), the NJRC has restarted from 2016 as the 2nd stage to strengthen the academic research exchange program and to promote the further developments in the field of materials and device science. Especially, the NJRC has strong cooperation in its implementation with the “Dynamic Alliance for Open Innovation Bridging Human, Environment and Materials” project.
NJRC organizes a network joint research system in the fields: Nano System Science, Materials Development, Materials Chemistry, Nano Science and Devices, and Materials Functional Chemistry, and forms core research hubs for the promotion of advanced and interdisciplinary researches.
Joint researches in NJRC are operated with application programs open to nation-wide research communities including universities, research institutes and companies. Further, unique programs such as multiple-institutions cooperative researches, launch-up of long-stay type laboratories by young researchers, and promotion for students are carried out in the 2nd stage.
Our NJRC running on the network structure of five institutes is now widely recognized as a unique and an outstanding organization in the JURC system in Japan.