Industry-Academia Collaborative R&D Programs Center Of Innovation (COI) Program

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The Center of Innovation (COI) program is one of the main funding programs under the Center of Innovation Science and Technology based Radical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (COI STREAM) which was launched in 2013 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Nagoya University COI Mobility Innovation Center

In an aging society, we want to create a world in which everyone, regardless of where they live or who they are, can play a meaningful role in their communities throughout their entire lives. We’re getting there by empowering an aging society through advanced mobility. Our work allows senior citizens to stay actively mobile whenever and wherever they like, helping more of them to participate in the community and enhancing subjective measures of well-being.


(i) sets visions by using a backcasting method with the aim of realizing a desirable society and way of life,

(ii) identifies R&D challenges along with the visions,

(iii) breaks out the frameworks of traditional research fields and existing organizations, and

(iv) provides intensive support for industry-academia collaboration from basic research to practical application.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.

Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.