On April 1, 2001, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
Technology began operations as the "new" AIST. The new AIST is a research
organization that comprises 15 research institutes previously under the
former Agency of Industrial Science and Technology in the Ministry of
International Trade and Industry and the Weights and Measures Training
AIST is Japan's largest public research organization with research
facilities and more than 3,200 employees across Japan.
AIST is seeking to license these technologies and assist
with their commercialization. A number of investment options are currently
Consideration will be provided to a range of financial, strategic, and
commercial investment partnerships.