CORNET welcomes Japan as new partner

The CORNET network has grown again: Japan recently joined CORNET as new partner country and is looking forward to realise international Collective Research projects for the benefits of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

NEDO – one of the largest public research and development management organisations in Japan

CORNET´s new Japanese partner agency is the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). NEDO was established as a governmental organisation in 1980 to promote the development and introduction of new energy technologies. Today, NEDO is active in a wide variety of areas as one of the largest public research and development management organisations in Japan. The organisation has two basic missions: addressing energy and global environmental problems and enhancing industrial technology.

Interested parties can get directly in touch with NEDO: The contact details are available on the CORNET website in the Partner section which also provides information and contact details about all other CORNET partners. Please find more information e.g. about the composition of international project consortia in the section Calls for Proposals, in the section Project path or in the CORNET broschure.

The international CORNET network supports funding agencies worldwide to establish pilot actions and schemes for pre-competitive Collective Research and links national funding programmes of different countries and regions to one another. The funding of CORNET research projects happens on a national level. The CORNET coordination work is carried out by the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) and subsidised by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Japan – a strong and promising partner for CORNET

According to the World Bank, Japan still is the third largest national economy worldwide and has a very innovation-friendly economic structure comprising a high number of technophile SMEs. This makes Japan a strong and promising partner within the CORNET network.

Participation in a CORNET project allows SMEs, SME organisations and research institutions to build up an international network and to benefit from knowhow and resources that might not be available in their own country or region. This way, both sides benefit from each other due to a complementary mix of skills, knowhow and experience.


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