Industrial Research Center of Shiga Prefecture

Outline

With the recent spectacular developments in microelectronics, mechanics, exploitation of new materials, biotechnology and many other fields of technology, local manufacturing companies, especially of small to medium sizes, have been experiencing growing difficulty in upgrading their capacity to keep up with the progress.

To get over this difficulty, the Industrial Research Center of Shiga Prefecture was established by the Prefectural Government. The Center now plays an important part in the promotion of local industrial development, as the key institution for supporting those companies, through such general services as technical consultation and guidance, the opening of facilities to the public and technology transfer, based on the technical capacity cultivated by its R&D activities. In addition, the Center plays the role of coordinator for cooperation between industrial, academic and official circles.

The Center is always making efforts to become an 'open' and 'reliable' center for prefecture residents.

History

May

1927

Shiga Ceramics Research Institute was established.

Apr.

1985

Industrial Research Center of Shiga Prefecture was established.

Nov.

1992

Annex of the Center was completed.

Apr.

1997

Industrial Research Center and Ceramic Research Institute was integrated.

Feb.

1999

Rental Laboratory was completed.

Activities

  • Technical Consultation and Guidance
  • Opening of Facilities to the Public
  • Testing and Analysis Service
  • Research and Development
  • Short Instructional Courses
  • Forums
  • Trainee Programs
  • Provision of Technical Information to the Public
  • Intellectual Property Center
  • Rental Laboratory for Industrialization

Organization

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