Home > Press Releases > Press Release #1285
JST Press Release #1285

October 10, 2017
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
5-3, Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8666

JST is to fund one joint research project coordinated by e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) in the field of “Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation”

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) conducted the 6th joint call for proposals in collaboration with 5 organizations*1 from 5 countries within the framework of the e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP)*2, and with the approval of the e-ASIA Board, has agreed to commence support for one collaborative research project in the field of “Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation (Intelligent Infrastructure for Energy) “.

The selected projects is as follows:

“Research of Expandable Cluster-based Energy Infrastructure in e-Asia Countries”

Japan: Yosuke Nakanishi, Professor, Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Waseda University

Thailand: Udom Lewlomphaisarl, Unit Director, Advanced Automation and Electronics Research Unit, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)

Philippines: Noel Estoperez, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology

Indonesia: Abraham Lomi, Professor, Research Center of Renewable Energy, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Malang


This collaborative research aims to introduce an expandable and environmentally conscious electric power system in the countries of Southeast Asia where expansion of smart energy infrastructure is urgently needed. It is also expected as an effort toward “realizing super smart society (Society 5.0)” which is one of the basic guidelines for science and technology policy in Japan.


A total of 3 proposals in the field of “Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation (Intelligent Infrastructure for Energy)” was submitted in response to the joint call. Based on the results of evaluation conducted by experts, JST and other participating funding organizations jointly decided on the one successful project to select for funding. Support to the project will continue for about three years.

*1) The list of organizations participating in the joint call for proposals (excluding JST)

Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI), Indonesia
URL: http://international.ristekdikti.go.id/

Ministry of Education (MOE), Myanmar
URL: http://www.moe.gov.mm/

Department of Science and Technology (DOST), The Philippines
URL: http://www.dost.gov.ph/

Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), Russia
URL: http://www.rfbr.ru/rffi/eng/

National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand
URL: http://www.nstda.or.th/

*2) The e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP)

Through the acceleration of science and technology research exchange and collaboration in the East Asian region, the e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) aims to strengthen research and development capabilities towards resolution of shared challenges across the region.

As part of that objective, the e-ASIA JRP is intended to support collaborative research implemented among research teams from 3 or more member countries of the region. Through the implementation of joint research among participating countries in agreed fields of research, it is the goal of the e-ASIA JRP to contribute to economic and human resource development, as well as the resolution of various challenges in the East Asian region.

URL: http://www.the-easia.org/jrp/


Appendix 1: e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) Joint Research Projects Selected for Funding

Appendix 2: Overview of this Joint Call for Proposals within the Framework of the e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP)


Yukihiro Hisanaga (Mr.)
Department of International Affairs, JST
Tel: +81-3-5214-7375 Fax: +81-3-5214-7379


JST, an integrated organization of science and technology in Japan, establishes an infrastructure for the entire process from the creation of knowledge to the return to the society. For more information, visit http://www.jst.go.jp/EN/