Japan Science and Technology Agency
Type of institution
About the institution
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) is a national research and development agency that plays a central role in the Science, Technology and Innovation Basic Plan and aims to promote science and technology. In order to promote science and technology and provide solutions to social issues, JST comprehensively implements diverse projects in collaboration with universities, research institutions, and industries in Japan and overseas, and makes contributions to the sustainable development of society and the creation of science, technology, and innovation.
JST is a policy-driven R&D institution with broad and varied activities centered around the implementation of R&D programmes, especially through the financing of projects. JST’s activities include science communication, fostering human resources in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), developing platforms for STI information and other functions akin to a think tank. The comprehensive nature of JST’s activities is its strength and leads to new value creation through STI in an era of change. JST also contributes proactively to the system reform required to achieve this goal.
Prof. Dr. Kazuhito Hashimoto