Center of Innovation Program

Center of Innovation Program

It is necessary for Japan to constantly create radical innovation in order to achieve economic recovery as well as continue to survive in international competition in the future. The Center of Innovation (COI) program is a supporting program during the period of up to 9 fiscal years for challenging and high-risk research and development which leads the social image of coming over the next decade we should aim. This program was launched in 2013 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Main locations where COI teams’ activities take place are called “COI site” and some of them are carried out at the University of Tokyo. The Division of University Corporate Relations, DUCR, thoroughly support social implementation of the research by these COI sites.


Center of Innovation (COI) Program (JST)


COI site at The University of Tokyo“Self-Managing Health Society”


Nature BioPharma Dealmakers; June 2016, p28-29,
   “The University of Tokyo: leaders in advancing innovation”.


Nature Photonics; March 2016, InsideView, “The University of Tokyo
 ICCPT Project Leader Junji Yumoto discusses the prospects of Coherent
 photon technology and the role of the ICCPT in its development”