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University-Industry Cooperation and Research Program Division,
Research Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS)
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Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative  R&D on Science and Technology(FIRST Program)

Selected Projects
Core-Researcher’s Name Core-Researcher’s Affiliation
Operational support institutionsResearch SubjectFIRST grant
Kazuyuki AIHARA The University of Tokyo Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Mathematical Theory for Modelling Complex Systems and its Transdisciplinary Applications in Science and Technology ¥1,936,000,000
Shizuo AKIRA Osaka University Osaka University Comprehensive understanding of immune dynamism : toward manipulation of immune responses ¥2,520,000,000
Chihaya ADACHI Kyushu University Kyushu University Challenges for super organic electroluminescence devices through innovation of organic semiconducting materials ¥3,240,000,000
Yasuhiko ARAKAWA The University of Tokyo Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association
(PETRA)
Technology Development for Photonic-Electronic Integration System ¥3,899,000,000
Masayoshi ESASHI Tohoku University Tohoku University Research and development of integrated microsystems ¥3,087,000,000
Hideo OHNO Tohoku University Tohoku University Research and Development of Ultra-low Power Spintronics-based Logic VLSIs ¥3,200,000,000
Teruo OKANO Tokyo Women’s Medical University Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) System Integration for Industrialization of Regenerative Medicine: Creation of Organ Factory ¥3,384,000,000
Hideyuki OKANO Keio University RIKEN Strategic Exploitation of Neuro-Genetics for Emergence of the Mind ¥3,068,000,000
Kazunori KATAOKA The University of Tokyo Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Development of Innovative Diagnostic and Therapeutic Systems Based on Nanobiotechnology ¥3,415,000,000
Tomoji KAWAI Osaka University Osaka University Research and Development of Innovative Nanobiodevices Based on Single-Molecule Analysis -Ultra-fast Single-Molecule-DNA Sequencing, Ultra-Low-Concentration Virus Detection, and Ultra-Sensitive Biomolecule Monitoring- ¥2,877,000,000
Masaru KITSUREGAWA The University of Tokyo The University of Tokyo Development of the Fastest Database Engine for the Era of Very Large Database and Experiment and Evaluation of Strategic Social Services Enabled by the Database Engine ¥3,948,000,000
Tsunenobu KIMOTO Kyoto University National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Innovative SiC Power Electronics Technology Toward Low-Carbon Society ¥3,480,000,000
Masaru KURIHARA Toray Industries, Inc. New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Mega-ton Water System ¥2,924,000,000
Yasuhiro KOIKE Keio University Keio University Creation of Face-to-Face Communication Industry by Ultra High-Speed Plastic Optical Fiber and Photonics Polymers for High-Resolution and Large-Size Display ¥4,026,000,000
Tatsuhiko KODAMA The University of Tokyo Molecular Dynamics for Antibody Drug Development Alliance Cooperation(MDADD AC) Molecular Dynamics Initiative for Antibody Drug Development (MDADD) ¥2,876,000,000
Yoshiyuki SANKAI University of Tsukuba University of Tsukuba World leading human-assistive technology supporting a long-lived and healthy society ¥2,336,000,000
Hiroki SHIRATO Hokkaido University Hokkaido University  Advanced Radiation Therapy Project -Real-time Tumor-tracking with Molecular Imaging Technique- ¥3,600,000,000
Hiroshi SEGAWA The University of Tokyo New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Development of Organic Photovoltaics toward a Low-Carbon Society: Pioneering Next Generation Solar Cell Technologies and Industries via Multi-manufacturer Cooperation ¥3,067,000,000
Koichi TANAKA Shimadzu Corporation Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Contribution toward drug discovery and diagnosis by next generation of advanced mass spectrometry system ¥3,367,157,000
Yoshinori TOKURA The University of Tokyo RIKEN Quantum Science on Strong Correlation ¥3,099,000,000
Akira TONOMURA Hitachi, Ltd. Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Development and Application of Atomic-Resolution Holography Electron Microscope ¥5,000,000,000
Ryozo NAGAI The University of Tokyo The University of Tokyo Development of optimized therapeutic strategies against cancer and cardiovascular disease using large-scale computing and clinical information ¥3,464,000,000
Shinichi NAKASUKA The University of Tokyo The University of Tokyo Establishment of New Paradigm of Space Development and Utilization with Nano-Satellites Introducing Japanese-Original “Reasonably Reliable Systems Engineering” ¥4,105,000,000
Hideo HOSONO Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo Institute of Technology Exploration of New Superconductors and Related Functional Materials and Application of Superconducting Wires for Industry ¥3,240,000,000
Noritaka MIZUNO The University of Tokyo The University of Tokyo Innovative Basic Research Toward Creation of High-performance Battery ¥2,843,000,000
Hitoshi MURAYAMA The University of Tokyo The University of Tokyo Uncovering the Origin and Future of the Universe––ultra-wide-field imaging and spectroscopy reveal the nature of dark matter and dark energy–– ¥3,208,000,000
Masashi YANAGISAWA University of Tsukuba
The University of Texas
University of Tsukuba Molecular Mechanism and Control of Complex Behaviors ¥1,800,000,000
Shinya YAMANAKA Kyoto University Kyoto University iPS Cell Project for Regenerative Medicine ¥5,000,000,000
Yoshihisa YAMAMOTO National Institute of Informatics, Research Organization of Information and Systems National Institute of Informatics Quantum information processing project ¥3,250,000,000
Naoki YOKOYAMA National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Development of Core Technologies for Green Nanoelectronics ¥4,583,000,000