The selection results of the Adaptable and Seamless Technology transfer Program through target-driven R&D (A-STEP) have been announced. A-STEP is a competitive funding program offered by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), which is an independent administrative agency. Four research projects from our university have been selected. It is hoped that the results of these research projects will increasingly be able to give back to society.
A-STEP is a technology transfer support program that targets the extensive R&D phase with the aim of realizing the practical application of research results that are created in universities, such as this one. The Exploration Type is designed to be the first step toward practical application and explores the possibilities of practical application from among basic research projects. This year, in the first public offering of this program, there were 4,692 applications from all over the country and of these 1,181 were selected.
Projects selected from Chuo University:
[Inorganic Chemistry Field]
“Physical Chemistry Experimental Education that Utilizes Micro-scale Experiments”
Associate Professor Kenji Katayama, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering
“Low Temperature and Short Time Sintering of Aluminum Nitride Ceramics that Make Free Use of Low Temperature Sintering Agents and Spark Plasma Sintering”
Assistant Professor Ryota Kobayashi, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering
[Equipment and Devices Field]
“Development of an Ultra-high Density Bit-pattern Medium Support Magnetic Alloy Epitaxial Lamination Film Formation Technology”
Assistant Professor Mitsuru Ohtake, Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering
[Medical Technology Field]
“Development of New Regulation of Gene Expression Technology that Utilizes a PPR Motif Function”
Assistant Professor Kenji Okuda, Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering
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