The cluster will enable internationally competitive technological innovation by relevant research organization and R&D-based corporation, around the core of universities and public research organizations which serve as the base of knowledge creation.
ANNA is a nonprofit association registered in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, a Government Organization under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan. ANNA is put together in association with a group of researchers in Japan to keep pace with the growing needs for cooperative interactions among researchers in Asian countries.
The objective of the society is to create an opportunity to provide information concerning basic science and applied technology relating to nano carbon based materials such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene and to provide an opportunity for members to get together.
The purpose of this Japanese initiative is business matching, exchange of new technical information, sharing of information between entrepreneurs, researchers and investors, interaction between researchers and engineers, proposing R&D strategies to government, supporting ventures, and planning activities relating to standardization and increasing awareness.
nanonet introduces various information on top nanotechnology through its website and in JNNB, an e-mail newsletter. Another main function of nanonet is to organize symposiums and workshops for researchers to share the latest issues of nanotechnology.
NAREGI is carrying out R&D from two directions: through the grid middleware R&D at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), and through applied experimental study using nano-applications, at the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS).
Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (TASC), a consortium of nine companies and a public research institution, was founded on May 24, 2010. TASC is engaging in research and development on Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene and aiming to establish a new industry on their composite materials.