New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Established in 1980, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has been one of the largest public research and development management organization in Japan and has worked with the government to promote economic and industrial policies. NEDO undertakes technology development and demonstration activities to carry out two basic missions, addressing energy and global environmental problems and enhancing industrial technology.
To accomplish these two missions, NEDO coordinates and integrates the technological capabilities of private enterprises and research abilities of universities, instead of hiring its own researchers, and organizes technology development activities as national projects to realize fundamental technologies including technology demonstrations.
NEDO covers a wide range of technology development fields such as energy conservation technologies, renewable energy technologies, environment and resource conservation technologies, rechargeable batteries, materials and nanotechnologies, robot technologies, and electronics, information and telecommunications. By supporting private sectors, research institutes, and universities, NEDO promotes the development of technologies necessary for the future.