The Government of Japan has long recognized the importance of the nanotechnology sector for economic growth and development, prioritizing nanotechnology and nanomaterials as one of four key research fields since 2001. Since then, major investments have been made in clean energy, electronics, advanced nanomaterials, and nanotechnologies to support healthy lives. As a result of this investment, Japan has also become an attractive place for commercialization for nanotechnology-based products and innovations, with a large private sector for manufacturing and R&D activities. 

As such Japan is a top priority for WIN, with areas of common strength and vision including electric/electronic materials, polymers and organic molecules, biomaterials, optical materials, sensors & actuators, quantum materials, and green research on energy & environmental materials. 

WIN has participated in the annual NanoTech Japan Exhibition and Tradeshow at Tokyo Big Sight where WIN participated in the Canadian program with NanoOntario and NanoCanada, meeting with the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) for programs on faculty exchanges and funding.

History of WIN-Japan Activities and Initiatives

  • WIN has participated in the NanoTech Japan Exhibition and Tradeshow at Tokyo Big Sight every year since 2011, where WIN participated in the Canadian program with NanoOntario and NanoCanada, meeting with NIMS for programs on faculty exchanges and funding