EARTO Members

AIST – National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Country: Japan Founded in: 2001 EARTO Membership: Corresponding www.aist.go.jp


Key Figures 2019


€ 892M Income

10,975 Employees

699 Patent Applications

459 Industrial Partners

6 Spin-offs Created

N/A H2020 Projects (eCorda 2020)


Mission & Vision

Mission: The mission entrusted to AIST and its staff, as members of the scientific community, is to develop science and technology that complements society and the environment.   Vision: With the concept, “Full Research in Society, for Society,” AIST promotes continuous research related to industry from basic research, application research to practical realisation, for the realisation of a sustainable society.            

Technology Expertise

  • Natural Sciences: Mathematics; Computer and information sciences; Physical sciences; Chemical sciences; Earth and related environmental sciences; Biological sciences; Other natural sciences
  • Engineering & Technology: Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering; Mechanical engineering; Chemical engineering; Materials engineering; Medical engineering; Environmental engineering; Environmental biotechnology; Industrial biotechnology; Nano-technology; Other engineering and technologies
  • Medical & Health Sciences: Basic medicine; Health sciences; Health biotechnology
  • Agricultural Sciences: Agriculture, forestry and fisheries; Animal and diary science ; Agricultural biotechnology
  • Social Sciences: Psychology and cognitive science; Social and economic geography


Participation in EARTO Innovation Awards

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