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National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology’s young deep tech human resource development project “Awakening Project” now accepting applications. AI research themes are widely solicited. Generous support including PM advice, 3 million yen support, free use of ABCI, application deadline: Friday, October 13, 2023
Kadokawa ASCII Research Institute, Inc. (Headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Noriko Kase) has begun recruiting for the Awakening Project, a project run by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology to foster young research talent. I would like to inform you that.
Kadokawa ASCII Research Institute will promote this project as the implementing agency commissioned by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.
[Image: https://prtimes.jp/i/17610/77/resize/d17610-77-bd4c22c63c582ab9fa95-0.jpg&s3=17610-77-cb60523f0d3cecaf388c956b9620ccbc-1000×483.jpg] The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) is currently aiming to solve social issues through research and development in the field of deep tech (*), with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (AI), which is rapidly progressing, and information science and technology based on machine learning. I am. The Awakening Project, a young deep tech human resource development project, solicits research themes based on original ideas from young researchers in fields centered on AI technology and bioinformatics, and conducts research and development on selected research themes. We support. The main contents will be accompaniment and advice from a project manager (PM), support of 3 million yen, and provision of research environments owned by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, such as the AI Bridging Cloud (ABCI). We are also planning to hold an online information session for those who wish to apply for this project, so if you are considering applying, please attend. Details will be posted on the official website soon. ■Awakening Project Official Website:
http://kakusei.aist.go.jp/ *Deep tech is science that has the potential to have a major impact on society by solving social issues if it can be commercialized or implemented in society. refers to innovative discoveries and innovative technological developments. Awakening Project Overview Application Deadline: October 13, 2023 (Friday) 23:59 Recruitment details: Please propose research and development in the following five fields.・Recruitment field 1. “Spatial movement” Predicting the flow of people and traffic behavior, minimizing travel time and energy costs, and logistics using map data, satellite data, infrastructure data, logistics data, human flow measurement data, etc. We are looking for themes for research and development of programs that can be used to improve efficiency.・Recruitment field 2. “Productivity” Research and development of programs such as robotics, manufacturing using robot movement, and creation of new services using product data, anthropometric data, human behavior data, 3D data recognition, etc. We are recruiting.・Recruitment field 3.
“Health/Medical/Nursing” Programs that can be used for drug discovery and medical technology using health/medical data, public data such as images and genomes, nursing care data, pharmaceutical data,
bio-experimental data, etc. We are recruiting for research and development.・Recruitment field 4. “Safety and security” Research on programs that can be used for topographic image analysis, elucidation of natural disasters, disaster prevention, and security using natural disaster data, damage data, satellite data, topographic data, map data, etc. We are looking for developers.・Application field 5. “Other themes that contribute to solving social issues” You can apply for themes that do not fall under recruitment fields 1. to 4. as long as they are useful for solving social issues. Recruitment target: Individuals or groups under the age of 35 who belong to technical colleges, universities, research institutes, companies, etc., such as technical college majors, graduate students (undergraduate students are not eligible), postdocs, etc. (as of April 1, 2023) How to apply: Applications will be accepted on the official website. Please fill out the required information in the web form and upload the required documents you specify, such as a proposal, confirmation of
intellectual property, and consent form from your organization. Research and development support: The following support will be provided to selected research implementers.・Project manager (PM) accompaniment and advice ・3 million yen support per project ・Free use of shared facilities of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology such as ABCI (AI bridging cloud) List of PMs and SVs: For each research implementer The following people are the project manager (PM) who will accompany and advise, and the supervisor (SV) who will provide advice regarding this project as a whole. Project Manager (PM) Keisuke Imoto Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems Design, Faculty of Science and Technology, Doshisha University
・Yoshitaka Ushiku, Principal Investigator, OMRON SINIC X (OSX) Co., Ltd. ・Masaki Onishi *1 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Artificial Intelligence Research Center Social Intelligence Research Team Leader
・Asako Kanezaki, Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, School of Information Science and Technology
・Jun Sese President, Humanome Research Institute, Inc.
・Hitomi Yanaka, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
・Masaki Onishi *1 Head of the Social Intelligence Research Team, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
・Jin Matsubara *2 Professor, Next Generation Intelligence Science Research Center, University of Tokyo
*1 Concurrently serves as SV and PM *2 Planned
Application deadline: October 13, 2023 (Friday) 23:59
Written and interview screening: Mid-October to early November 2023 Contract procedure: During November 2023, research and development will begin as soon as the contract is completed
Research and development period: November 2023 (planned) to July 31, 2024 (Friday)
Deadline for submission of results reports: July 31, 2024 (Friday) *Please see the official website for details on how to apply and application requirements. Awakening Project Official Website: http://kakusei.aist.go.jp/ About Kadokawa ASCII Research Institute Co., Ltd. Kadokawa ASCII Research Institute utilizes the knowledge cultivated through media management and content production to conduct research, consulting, and marketing. We operate a wide range of businesses, including business solutions, publishing, and educational support. We comprehensively utilize our content, media, and research capabilities to solve our customers’ problems. Official website: https://www.lab-kadokawa.com/
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