18/09/2020

JST announces 19 Project Managers selected for four goals of the Moonshot Research and Development Program

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JST announces 19 Project Managers selected for four goals of the Moonshot Research and Development Program

The Japan Science and Technology Agency(JST) has announced the Project Managers(PMs) selected for the four Moonshot Goals handled by JST under the Moonshot Research and Development Program.Through the program JST is pursuing challenging R&D concepts set by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in order to solve issues facing our future society such as super-aging populations and global warming.Each of JST’s four Moonshot Goals has a Program Director(PD), under which PMs will each formulate an R&D scenario, design a project, and plan and manage the organization of R&D to achieve their https://lnkd.in/gfqn9Pg calls for PMs were held for each goal, and applications were reviewed by PDs in cooperation with external experts.A total of 127 applications were received,after which document and interview screening was conducted to make a final selection of 19 PMs.Under the direction of their PD, selected PMs will refine their plans to achieve their Moonshot Goal so that the R&D will be more effective and efficient.Once their PD is satisfied with the level of refinement,each PM can begin their R&D project.

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