Life Innovation Materials Project
Creation of Life Innovation Materials for Interdisciplinary and International Researcher Development
Six university research institutes（ Nagoya University Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, Osaka University Joining and Welding Research Institute, Tohoku University Institute for Materials Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology Laboratory for Materials and Structures, Waseda University Research Organization for Nano & Life Innovation, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering） are collaborating to create "life innovation materials"̶materials that support people's lifestyles in innovative ways̶and cultivate a new academic field incorporating various other fields while serving as a new societal foundation. More specifically, this involves the pursuit of research and development activities in various related fields, including the development of component materials and technologies that serve as the technological foundations for life innovation materials, the development of materials that contribute toward environmental preservation and the realization of a sustainable society, fields th at contribute toward biomedical applications and medical/welfare materials, and others. We are also striving to make this project a shared platform for international exchange and collaboration between universities and corporations in the field of materials research, thus achieving a venue for the cultivation of highly skilled personnel. In addition to playing a leading role in the areas of material- related research and industrial support measures, this joint research project is being carried out with the goal of promoting exchanges between young researchers and establishing a shared stage for the fostering of advanced human resources.