AGC and Tokyo Tech have, to date, carried out collaborative research initiatives in a number of fields including glass, ceramics, and organic materials, which have succeeded in producing impressive results. This Collaborative Research Cluster will provide a new framework that will allow companies and Tokyo Tech to overcome the limitations of conventional independent research and realize large-scale collaborations between the organizations.
Coinciding with the launch of this cluster, joint research will begin in the 'Multi-material Field' with five labs (namely, the School of Materials and Chemical Technology: Toshiaki Ougizawa Lab; School of Engineering: Akira Todoroki Lab; Institute of Innovative Research: Chiaki Sato Research Group; School of Engineering: Takatoki Yamamoto Lab; and School of Engineering: Jiro Hirokawa Lab). Meanwhile, joint research will begin as 'NEXT Theme Candidates" with two labs (namely, the Institute of Innovative Research: Ryoji Kanno Lab; and School of Materials and Chemical Technology: Taro Hitosugi Lab).
AGC and Tokyo Tech, by setting up the Collaborative Research Cluster, will facilitate close interaction between researchers and establish an R&D network, through which they aim to effectively drive the process of envisioning, developing, validating, and releasing into the world new themes, while also contributing to the development of talent and emergence of new innovation.
|Open innovationPlatform Collaborative Research Cluster,
Tokyo Institute of Technology
AGC Material Collaborative Research Cluster
|4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Room 514, J3 Bldg., Suzukakedai Campus of Tokyo Institute of Technology
|July 1, 2019–June 30, 2022
|The creation of material-based solutions through the integration and enhancement of technologies held by AGC and the Tokyo Institute of Technology
|Akira Nakajima (Professor and Associate Dean, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
|Deputy Site Director:
|Hiroki Kamiya (General Manager, Planning Div., Technology General Div., AGC Inc.)
|Representative Collaborative Researcher:
|Tsuguhide Isemura (Planning Div., Technology General Div., AGC Inc.)