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Open Laboratory Project

This project was promoted under the Special Coordination Fund for Science and Technology, Strategic Research Center "Open Laboratory of Advanced Science and Technology for Humans and Society" Plan (August, 2001- March, 2006).

The Open Laboratory Project is an attempt to transform RCAST's former division-based organization into a new system with which to to promote further its four principles: mobility, interdisciplinarity, internationality, and openness. RCAST will change its organization principally based on the Open Laboratory to enhance its interaction with society. We will invite creative researchers from all over the world for a limited term, so that they will be engaged in such cutting-edge research subjects as environmental problems, social impact of information technology, barrier-free, and knowledge management.

1.Research for Constructing Safe and Comfortable Life Spaces

  • Nano Photonic and Electronic Device Project
  • Photonic Networking Devices Project
  • Dependable System and Network
  • Advanced City Planning Research
  • Research on Strategies in Controlling Photochemical Oxidants in Mega Cities
  • Asia-Eco Design Strategy
  • Investigation of Japan-Europe Chemical Nano-Technology
  • Solid-state Recycle Processing of Magnesium and Glass without Environmental Burden.

2.Research for Vital Economic and Social Systems

  • Research Unit of the Intellectual Property in the Next Generation
  • Knowledge Creation and Communication Cycle (KCCC)
  • Research on University-driven Industrial Creation in Japan: a View from National Innovation System
  • Project on the Economic Innovation: Its Sources and Prospects
  • Research on Advanced Technological Research Strategy

3.Research for Human Understanding to Expand Bodily and Sensory Functions

  • Systems Biology and Medicine
  • Research on the Creation of Human-Centered and Information-Based Barrier-Free Space
  • Research on Sensory Info-Communication Technology
  • Developments of Novel Materials from Nucleic Acids
  • Enlargement and Control of the Functions of the Living Body by Using Artificial Tissues and Organs
  • Meta-Materials and its Application to Hard Tissues
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