TOKYO, April 16, 2008Canon Inc. announced today that the Canon Foundation (location: Tokyo, Japan; President: Toshiaki Ikoma, Canon Inc. Executive Vice President and CTO), at its executive meeting held on March 18, has decided the recipients for its first research grant programs.
Established in December 2008 to commemorate Canon's 70th anniversary, the Canon Foundation aims to contribute to the ongoing prosperity and well-being of mankind through a wide range of support activities for both organizations and individuals engaged in research, business and education in various academic fields, beginning with science and technology, as well as for cultural pursuits. The Canon Foundation offers two research grant programs, the Creation of Industrial Infrastructure grant and Pursuit of Ideals grant, both of which are open to researchers working at universities or postgraduate research institutes, inter-university research institutes, specialized vocation high schools, or other public research institutes located throughout Japan.
Applications for Creation of Industrial Infrastructure grants were accepted from May 5 to July 17, 2009, and Pursuit of Ideals grants between May 15 to July 31, 2009, with 245 and 76 applications received, respectively. At the executive meeting held on March 18, 2010, 13 recipients were selected for Creation of Industrial Infrastructure grants, and three recipients for Pursuit of Ideals grants, with grants totaling JPY 200 million and JPY 100 million, respectively.
The Creation of Industrial Infrastructure grants will support creative, pioneering, and groundbreaking research in the areas of science and technology that further strengthens the robust Japanese industrial world, and in particular, fosters economic progress through the development of new industries. The grants target new, challenging research in such existing fields as information and communication; electronics; machinery and precision equipment; optics and photonics; nanotechnology and materials; applied physics; and applied chemistry; as well as research in areas combining these disciplines, and in emerging fields. In addition, the Creation of Industrial Infrastructure grants will support research that contributes to the revitalization of local communities by selecting research conducted at rurally and centrally located universities in Japan.
The Pursuit of Ideals grants will support creative and pioneering research projects that bring about large innovations and boldly challenge issues from frontier, welfare, and sustainability perspectives. The grants target projects that go beyond science and technology to tackle issues in a comprehensive manner. The recipients will undertake challenging projects related to oceanic research, a field familiar to humankind, yet containing many areas that remain unknown.
Along with the research grant program, the Canon Foundation will continue to support researchers as they actively pursue their dream-inspiring ideas, in an effort to contribute to the attainment of major research achievements leading to lasting well being and happiness for humankind.
(Listed in no particular order, as of March 18, 2010)
Creation of Industrial Infrastructure Grant
|Department of Quantum Engineering, Nagoya University
|Electric and emission properties of hollow multiwall fullerenes and their applications
|Research and Education Faculty, Kochi University
|Preparation of polymer with morphology of nanocapsule, nanofiber and nanopore on sheet surface using interfacial polymerization reaction and its function of sheet
|Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
|Ultra-high-speed scalable wireless communication using millimeter-wave CMOS circuits
|Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
|Dynamic active sensing through micro droplets
|Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
|Senior Research Scientist
|Development of a wide-band terahertz spectrometer based on a solid-state device on one chip
|Faculty of Science, Yamagata University
|Simple and high-yield production of low-temperature sintering silver nanoparticles at less than 100°C and application toward printed electronics
|Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University
|Development of coating technology for In Vivo pinpoint delivery of nano-medicines by mimicking human-derived viral envelope proteins
|Graduate School of Information Systems, University of Electro-Communications
|A study on creating an infrastructure of digital sports
|Faculty of Science Division II Tokyo University of Science
|Formation of dynamic hologram based on the optical modulation of the molecular motions
|School of Engineering, Tohoku University
|Control of radicals by hydrodynamic cavitation
|School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
|Development of geo-inspired solar energy conversion systems
|Graduate School of Engineering, University of Hyogo
|Preparation of pillared carbons for hydrogen storage
|Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
|Innovatively high-performance rechargeable batteries utilizing organic molecular systems
Pursuit of Ideals Grant
|Faculty of Marine Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
|Applied marine technological study on the underwater cultural heritage
|The Systems Biology Institute
|Robustness trade-offs in coral-symbiont system and climate change
|Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
|Monitoring of marine environment in view of wild life