3rd Workshop to Develop the Global Nanotechnology Network

Global Nanotechnology Database for Promoting Interdisciplinary and International Research Collaboration
May 26th, 2005 Masahiro Takemura Nanotechnology Researchers Network Center of Japan (Nanonet) National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

http://www.nims.go.jp/ http://www.nanonet.go.jp/

Nanotechnology Government Organizations of Japan
Nanotechnology Support Project


Flagship type R&D

Basic research

Safety of foods & drugs


JSPS (FA) Universities
Long term challenge for industrial use

Occupational health

Environmental Protection

FA: Funding Agency NI: National Research Institute

Generic technology



CSTP: Council for Science and Technology Policy, MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, METI: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industries, MHLW: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, MOE: Ministry of the Environment, NTPT: Nanotechnology Project Team, JSPS: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JST: Japan Science and Technology Agency, NIMS: National Institute for Materials Science, NEDO: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, AIST: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, NIHS: National Institute of Health Sciences, NIIH: National Institute of Industrial Health, NIES: National Institute for Environmental Studies. NBCI: Nanotechnology Business Creation Initiative

Nanotechnology Support Project
(by MEXT since FY 2002)

Advisory Board
Chairman: Hiroyuki Sakaki (Univ. of Tokyo)

Facility Support
National Network for Common Use Facility (14 Institutes) Common use of cutting-edge facilities for fabrication & characterization ・High-voltage Electron Microscope ・Nano Foundry ・Synchrotron Radiation ・Molecular Synthesis & Analysis

Informational Support
Nanotechnology Researchers Network Center of Japan (Nanonet) Director General: Teruo Kishi ・Web page, Newsletter & Publication ・Symposia & Workshop ・Data-base ・Education & Training ・International Collaboration

National Network for Common Use Facility
  High-voltage Electron Microscope   Nano Foundry   Synchrotron Radiation   Molecular Synthesis & Analysis
Ritsumeikan University
Research Organization of Science and Engineering synchrotron Radiation Center

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Tohoku University
Institute for Materials Research

Kyoto University
Institute for Chemical Research, Venture Business Laboratory, Advanced Research Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

National Institute for Materials Science National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Waseda University
Nanotechnology Research Laboratory

Osaka University
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center Kyushu University Research Laboratory for High Voltage Electron Microscopy


Kyushu University
Graduate School of Engineering

Osaka University
Ultra High-voltage Electron Microscopy Center

Tokyo Institute of Technology
Research Center for Quantum Effect Electronics

Hiroshima University
Research Center for Nanodevices and Systems

Okazaki National Research Institutes
Institute for Molecular Science

Nanonet – Clearinghouse for Nanotechnology Information
Information Experimental Data Standardization Business Institutes, Laboratories, Facilities Researchers Policies, Projects Consortiums, Networks Education, Training Publication, Patents Societal Implications National Institutes AIST NIMS Nanonet RIKEN NBCI etc.


Nanonet has been focusing on support of interdisciplinary / International Collaboration

Nanotech Lab Database by Nanonet
(Japanese laboratories only)

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Complaints on Constructing Database Big work, little reputation
Purposes may not be clear enough. (Its importance seems to be easily denied) It needs manpower, money, and motivation. (It may be harder to keep updating it.) It is hard to get the pole position in the websites. (It is hard to make it attractive.) It is hard to gain reliability of data. (It is hard to obtain the right data on others only from their websites.)

How about you?

Nanotech Map (under construction)

Establishment of Global Nanotech Database by International Collaboration of Clearinghouses

Structure of Database
Research Institute Researcher
Research area Research institute Program, Network Activity Publication, patent Contact information Research area Organization Scale (fund, manpower) Researcher Program, Network Funding institute Facility Contact information

Program, Network
Research area Funding institute Research institute Researcher Amount of funding Period Outline Contact information

Funding information (system, institute, …)

Publication, Patent

Present Future
SMEs (From a viewpoint of Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Japan: Knowledge Cluster (MEXT), Industrial Cluster (METI) Health, Environmental, Ethical, and Social Issues

What to do
1. Not to say “What for?” or “So what?” anymore because we’ve already made it. 2. To discuss the re-arrangement of the data sheets and the search system, but not to take too much time and money. 3. To bring each existing database (like a home party). Then, 4. To see what will happen and to discuss the next move at the 4th workshop.

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