Activities of the Ichiju Industrial Science
and Technology Promotion Foundation
aimed at the development of industrial
technology

Ichiju Industrial Science and Technology Promotion Foundation

Shinkichi Oto, the first Nikkiso chairman, believed that enhancing productivity was imperative for resource-poor Japan and wished to contribute to raising the living standard of Japanese people through the promotion of industrial technology. Following his dream and succeeding his estate, Nikkiso founder, the late Keijiro Oto, established the Ichiju Industrial Science and Technology Promotion Foundation in November 1962.

Since then, the situation in Japan hasn't changed, and the Foundation is playing an even more vital role. Bearing the torch passed on by the founder, we are moving steadily forward to make advancements in industrial technology with a commitment to making a difference in society as we rise to meet the needs of people everywhere.

Name Ichiju Industrial Science and Technology Promotion Foundation
Date established November 28, 1962
Assets 64 million yen (as of June 30, 2016)
Representative Director Toshihiko Kai (President & CEO, Nikkiso Co., Ltd.)
Mission The Ichiju Industrial Science and Technology Promotion Foundation provides grants for research and related projects to support industrial technology in Japan as well as its advancement and development.
  1. Grants for research and study related to industrial technology
  2. Grants for inventions and ideas related to industrial technology
  3. Other projects necessary for fulfilling the Foundation's mission
Grant eligibility Universities, research institutions, academic researchers, students, etc. (individuals or groups, no age restrictions, or qualifications)
Total grant amount per year 2 to 3 million yen in total

* Grants provided in FY2016 (July 2016 to June 2017): 3 million yen to a total of 4 research groups

Contact Information General Affairs Department, Miyazaki Nikkiso., Ltd.
Phone: +81-985-41-5271