Miyagi’s Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Environment


Establish a foundation for industry-university collaborative research

1.Development of a 3GeV high-brilliance synchrotron radiation facility: becoming a world-leading research hub


Japan's first 3GeV high-brilliance synchrotron radiation facility is scheduled to open in 2024 at Tohoku University Aobayama New Campus.

This synchrotron radiation facility, nicknamed NanoTerasu, will be 100 times brighter than the “Spring-8” facility, which is the currently the most powerful synchrotron facility for soft X-ray spectra in Japan.

The high-brilliance synchrotron radiation for soft X-ray spectra enables sensitive measurement of light elements and detailed analysis of "electronic property" and "dynamics" which directly influence material functions.

Material surface analysis which analyzes the chemical reaction and changes of protein and other catalyst materials is expected to contribute to the development of new medication, high-activity catalysts and other materials. Magnetic and spin analysis will play a vital role in the research and development of magnets and spintronic devices.

Miyagi Prefecture will actively promote industry-academia-government collaboration centered around this facility.

NanoTerasu:https://www.nanoterasu.jp/( External link )

International Center for Synchrotron Radiation Innovation Smart 
http://sris.tohoku.ac.jp/index-e.html( Tohoku University, International Center for Synchrotron Radiation Innovation Smart )( External link )

2. Creation of Science Park

Creation of Science Park

Tohoku University is developing the area surrounding the next-generation synchrotron facility into a “Science Park”. This initiative aims to create one of the largest research complexes in Japan by incorporating a large number of private companies that will lead to technological innovation.

International industry-university collaboration support system

Tohoku University Center for Co-Creation Strategy
The Tohoku University Center for Co-Creation Strategy promotes future visions such as management innovations by means of societal co-creation and strategic international collaboration. It provides strong support for collaboration between Tohoku University and oversea businesses to encourage international industry-university collaboration and promote world leading research.

https://cccs.tohoku.ac.jp/ ( Center for Co-Creation Strategy, Tohoku University)( External link )

Industrial Technology Institute, Miyagi Prefectural Government
Miyagi established this public experiment and research institution to provide companies with the opportunity to conduct R&D, testing and analysis and to offer technical support.
https://www.mit.pref.miyagi.jp/en/( External link )(Industrial Technology Institute, Miyagi Prefectural Government ) ( External link )

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