The Kao “Kirei” Future Open Innovation Project
|Director||Isao Shitanda : Associate Professor, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Research Content||（Theme1）Research on biofuel cells and biosensors, （Theme2）Research on foam control and functionalization, （Theme3）Research on the neural and molecular mechanisms of pain |
|Objetcitves||To promote the development of innovative technologies for enriching people's lives.|
About the Kao “Kirei” Future Open Innovation Project
At TUS, we aim to solve a variety of social problems through education and research on the basis of our education and research ideal: “To Pursue Science and Technology for the Harmonious Development of Nature, Humanity, and Society”. Furthermore, Kao has established “Sustainability as the Only Path” as the direction of its medium-term management plan, and the company is conducting research and development in order to contribute to a sustainable society and the realization of an affluent lifestyle culture that brings joy and satisfaction to people. In this way, both parties, which are working in this way to solve social issues through science and technology, are expected to achieve significant synergy through collaboration to promote research and development.Under the Kao Beautiful Future Open Innovaton Project, both parties will promote the development of innovative technologies for enriching people’s lives while recognizing their respective missions and roles in society.
The following three initial joint research themes have been established for this Project.
Theme1 : Research on biofuel cells and biosensors
Theme2 : Research on foam control and functionalization
Theme3 : Research on the neural and molecular mechanisms of pain
By combining TUS’s world-leading knowledge in bioelectrical science, interface science, and brain science with Kao’s product development research and fundamental technology research, we are building a system that will produce innovative results.