Research & Development Centers

About Research & Development Centers

R&D Centers are organizations that operate solely through external funding that have been established under the Headquarters for International Industry-University Collaboration since July 1, 2015. The purpose of the Centers is to create joint industry-government-university research systems in academic fields with high levels of social demand.

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Research & Development Centers List

R&D Center for Precision Medicine (Inaugurated on January 1, 2017)

With the aim of the first 1000 dollar genome analysis base in Japan


R&D Center for Frontiers of MIRAI in Policy and Technology (Inaugurated on April 1, 2017)

Center for sustainable social infrastructure of future community


R&D Center for Sport Innovation (Inaugurated on April 1, 2017)

Advanced Research on Sports Performance Improvement


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R&D Center for Health Services (Inaugurated on July 1, 2017)

Japan’s first center of specializing in the discipline of services that bring health & happiness


R&D Center for Tailor-Made QOL (Inaugurated on February 1, 2019)

Development of ‘Tailor-Made QOL programs’ aimed at promoting health


R&D Center for Working Persons’ Psychological Support (Inaugurated on April 1, 2019)

Research activities and building social contribution infrastructure related to psychological support for working persons.


R&D Center for Innovative Material Characterization (Inaugurated on October 1, 2019)

Toward innovative measurement and evaluation technologies


R&D Center for Innovative Drug Discovery (Inaugurated on October 1, 2019)

100 years of vitality with new drugs and new technologies


R&D Center for Digital Nature (Inaugurated on June 1, 2020)

Investigating new relationships between computers and nature


R&D Center for Smart Wellness City Policies (Inaugurated on november 1, 2020)

Evidence-based Policy Making for the realization of Smart Wellness & Long-lived Society


R&D Center for Lifestyle Innovation (Since April 1st, 2022)

Exploring lifestyle for health and well-being for the future


R&D Center for Zero CO2 Emission with Functional Materials (Since April 1st, 2022)

Toward carbon neutrality and hydrogen economy


Centers terminated due to expiration of the establishment period

  • Algae Biomass and Energy System R&D Center (July 1, 2015 – March 31, 2021)
  • R&D Center for Wellness Innovation (July 1, 2020 – August 31, 2023)