On January 6, we received a visit from 12 officials from METI and AIST.
Mr. Hiroyuki Suematsu, Director-General of METI’s Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, and other 11 officials from METI, METI Kansai and AIST visited the Photonics Center and observed the facility on January 6, 2017.
Prof. Noriyoshi Kikuchi, Deputy Director of the Office for University-Industry Collaboration of Osaka University, explained the framework of our collaboration with the industry/government/academia. Prof. Yasushi Inouye, Executive Director of the Photonics Center, and Prof. Junichi Takahara gave an outline of the Center’s activities and showed them some laboratories of our partner companies (IDEC Corp., Sosho Inc., and Nanophoton Corporation) as well as our state-of-the-art microscope research laboratory.
Especially, they had great interest in our achievements in entrepreneurial and product development including:
- Shimazu and IDEC’s laser diffraction method for ultrafine bubble measurement, which is highly anticipated to be utilized in the fine bubble applied industry worldwide.
- Sosho and Osaka University’s high quality CLBO (a nonlinear optical borate crystal), which is soon to be commercialized under a brand name “Osaka CLBO” and expected to contribute to the further development of semiconductor manufacturing.
- Osaka University’s nano Raman scattering microscope, which is developed by Nanophoton as a commercial product and now on the market as the most advanced microscope for a variety of industries.