New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
NEDO plays an important role in Japan's economic and industrialization policies through its funding of technology development activities. NEDO also acts as an innovation accelerator to realize its two basic missions of addressing energy and global environmental problems and enhancing industrial technology.
NEDO coordinates and integrates the technological capabilities and research abilities of industry, academia, and government instead of employing its own researchers. It also promotes the development of innovative and high-risk technologies. NEDO aims to contribute to the resolution of social issues and market creation by demonstrating and producing practical applications of such technologies.
1. Addressing energy and global environmental problems
NEDO actively undertakes the development of new energy and energy conservation technologies. It also conducts research to verify technical results. Through these efforts, NEDO promotes greater utilization of new energy and improved energy conservation. NEDO also contributes to a stable energy supply and the resolution of global environmental problems by promoting the demonstration of new energy, energy conservation, and environmental technologies abroad based on knowledge obtained from domestic projects.
2. Enhancing industrial technology
With the aim of raising the level of industrial technology, NEDO pursues research and development of advanced new technology. Drawing on its considerable management knowhow, NEDO carries out projects to explore future technology seeds as well as mid- to long-term projects that form the basis of industrial development. It also supports research related to practical application.See more