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Press Release 2011

2011/Jul/08

Nitto Denko launches industry-academia R&D key station at Osaka University

Japan's leading diversified materials manufacturer Nitto Denko Corporation newly launched a satellite R&D laboratory-and-office at Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, the company announced on July 8, 2011. Located in the university's Techno-Alliance Building opened last June to serve as a base for advanced university-industry cooperation activities, the laboratory-and-office called Nitto Denko Advanced Technology Cooperative Research Center (the Center) will be manned by 20 Nitto Denko researchers who will be conducting various R&D projects such as organic electronics luminescence lightings and thin-film solar cells. 
" The Center will be our R&D base for developing core technologies and pursuing grand-scale projects, which feature an innovative mix of developments from multiple research fields," said Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Toshihiko Omote. "We would take full advantage of the merits only universities can offer, such as brilliant resources optimum for the industry-and-academia joint efforts. Its location is ideal for holding on-campus internship programs for students as well as for conducting collaboration with international students studying there. Looking toward our centennial anniversary in 2018, we will pursue new R&D opportunities which will eventually lead to actual business," Omote remarked. 
Nitto Denko plans to further explore the partnership with Osaka University, in the form of another research office at the Photonics Advanced Research Center within the university premises, which will serve as a research base for projects concerning biosensors and others.

About Nitto Denko Advanced Technology Cooperative Research Center

1.Location:
  The Suita campus of Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
2.Floor space:
  1540 square meters
3.Deputy Director:
  Kaneto Masayuki, Manager, Explaration Group, Environment & Energy Research Center,
  Corporate Research and Development Div., Corporate Technology Sector,
  Nitto Denko Corporation
4.Research area:
  Organic electronics luminescence lightings and thin-film solar cells, among others
5.Employee headcount:
  Around 20

About Osaka University Techno-Alliance Building

Osaka University is a major national university located in Osaka, Japan. It is Japan's sixth oldest university and numerous prominent scientists worked there over its nearly two centuries of history, including the reputed physicist and the first Japanese Nobel Laureate Hideki Yukawa. 
In June 2011, Osaka University launched the Techno-Alliance Building at their Suita campus premises, which consists of two building blocks with each having 3500 square meters of floor space. Targeting the promotion of strategic research and talent development in advanced research fields, Osaka University strives to achieve close university-industry coopeartion under its "Industry on Campus" strategy. 
For more information, visit www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/oumode/i_on_c/technoalliance.
The Techno-Alliance Building

The Techno-Alliance Building

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