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About TIA

TIA is an open innovation hub operated by five organizations: the National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), the University of Tsukuba, the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), and the University of Tokyo. TIA supports all the necessary processes from the creation of new knowledge to its industrial application, through the collaboration of the five acclaimed research organizations, and by bringing together their potentials and resources, including researchers, facilities, and intellectual properties.

There are four main activities of TIA as shown in the following figure. The first and the last ones, 01 and 04, are R&D activities; the activity 01 includes large scale R&D projects aiming commercialization, and the 04 consists mostly of basic researches and feasibility studies. The other two are services using resources of TIA.

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Diverse linkage in TIA

Most of the TIA's activities, such as R&D projects and consortiums, are conducted in collaboration with many companies and organizations. In FY 2016, 19 projects/consortiums were conducted, joined by 160 private companies, and by many public institutes and organizations.

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Technological achievements of TIA

Various academic and technological results, in various levels for innovation, have been produced in TIA.

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Performance in the past seven years

TIA performance