Science and technology related to all material fields that are the foundation of society is one of the areas in which Japan has strengths.
In recent years, with the progress of science and technology and social changes such as the use of AI, IoT, and Big data, the position
of materials R&D has also changed significantly.
In addition to the fifth science and technology basic plan, which will start in April 2016, as a cross-sectoral basic technology, a concrete example of this field (materials and nanotechnology) for the realization of a future society such as Society 5.0 We are at a stage where it is necessary to consider about our efforts.
Moreover, the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the UN Summit in September 2015 became effective in January 2016. We are promoting
related activities to achieve them.
Based on these situations, We would like to develop in this symposium a discussion about the current state of social implementation of material R&D, and the directionality to proceed, in order to realize
the future society depicted by Society 5.0 and SDGs etc.
In this 6th anniversary symposium, we would like to introduce not only the efforts of the technical colleges R&D of materials for social implementation, but also the introduction of innovative trials of advanced materials research that contributes to widespread industry-academia-government collaboration in Japan. We hope to introduce you. At the time of presentation, we strongly welcome "A presentation that takes into account the perspective of social implementation."
We look forward to your active participation in this symposium.