The New Industry Research Organization / Regional Innovation Promotion Department
Business Activity of Support Program
Stimulating “Green Innovation” in Membrane Technology Utilized by Water Business
Starting from the core member- Center for Membrane and Film Technology at Kobe University, diverse research professionals from Kobe University and Hyogo University are gathering in this project. In addition, the close collaboration with hi-tech facilities such as SPring-8 and Supercomputer K are currently facilitated as well. We deeply believe such initiatives will build up Hyogo's key position within the green innovation of water business.
1. Accumulation of Professional Researchers(Implemented by Kobe University& University of Hyogo)
With the help of five professional researchers from Kobe University, the innovative membrane which suppress the fouling and the water-purifying system are under development.
With the help of one professional research from University of Hyogo, condensation and precipitation technologies which are useful for radioactive material removal and pretreatment of water-treatment system are under development.
2. Training Program(Implemented by Kobe University)
One training program developer is placed in Kobe University.
To train younger company staffs, postdoctoral researchers and doctor-course students, programs such as “Global Water School”, “Advanced Technology Practical Capability Cultivation Program” and “Project-Participation Type Innovation Educational Program” are developed and applied.
3. Intellectual Network Building (Implemented by The New Industry Research Organization)
Two coordinators are placed in NIRO. One engages in research and development activities and the other engages in business matching in order to industrialize the result of research and to meet the companies' needs.
4. Facility Sharing(Implemented by Kobe University)
Two technical supporting staffs are placed in Kobe University. The facilities which belong to “Center for Membrane and Film Technology” etc. are available to the member companies for research and development activities. The staffs engage in the technical supporting including the operation and marketing promotion.