The consortium for GaN Research and Applications was established on October 1, 2019.The consortium aims to develop world-leading innovations in energy saving and reduction of CO2 emissions by fully utilizing excellent potential of gallium nitride （GaN）.
This consortium offers a place for open innovation to achieve seamless collaboration among the consortium members of government, industry and academia, and it will contribute to the sustainable development of our country and the rest of the world as well as the growth of each member organization. The consortium, by using practical sharing-education , also aims to foster promising young researchers and engineers to become able to combine a high level of professionalism with a bird’s-eye perspective while aspiring to use science for the society.
As of May 2021, major participants in this consortium include: twenty-one （21） universities （Tokai National Higher Education and Research System, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Meijo University, etc.）, two （2） incorporated national research institutes （The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, The National Institute for Materials Science）, and forty-eight（48） corporations （Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, etc.）. The Consortium has built a framework that covers broad technical areas from basic to applied research and from materials development to applications.