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)

Japan’s first social experiment base of the national university  Athletic Department


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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 Wellness Innovation (Inaugurated on July 1, 2020)

Aiming to Realize a Wellness Society Creating Mental and Physical Health


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)