About JST

Facts & Figures

Number of Employees:

1203 (April. 2019)

JST Programs

Funding Programs

Strategic Basic Research

As a network-based research institute, JST takes the initiative to promote research and development activities linked to innovation, and tackles economic and social issues through the practical application of its research output as well as international collaborative research.

  • Number of Projects
  • Research Articles
  • Number of Citations for a Paper
  • Significant Awards Won

※:Aggregated data based on Scopus; targeting for papers published in the past 5 years 6.55(Average of Japan)

  • image:Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize 2017 winner
Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize 2017 winner
Prof. Susumu KITAGAWA, Kyoto University, was awarded the prize for his work in developing metal organic frameworks, a new class of materials with a range of potential future applications, including the capturing of polluting gases.
Industry-Academia Collaboration and Technology Transfer

JST's industry-academia collaborative programs promote technology transfer from universities and public institutions to private firms by bridging the gap between basic research and applied R&D for practical use conducted in each sector. Also, these programs contribute to realizing future innovations (advancement of S&T, socioeconomic development and enhancement of people's quality of life) utilizing promising early-stage technologies in academia.

  • Number of Projects
  • Attracting Private-Sector Funding
  • JST's Patents in the World
  • Number of JST's Patents Application
  • Significant Awards Won
image:JEC Innovation Awards 2018 winner
JEC Innovation Awards 2018 winner
Komatsu Seiren Co., Ltd. and Kanazawa Institute of Technology developed CFRTP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics) of “Construction of next-generation infrastructure using innovative materials” (FY2013-2021)

Public Engagement

To develop and secure human resources and promote their active roles in S&T fields, JST is implementing the programs for developing post doctorates, young researchers, program manager candidates and children, who will lead the next generation.


R&D Strategies Planning

Through dialogue with various stakeholders and objective analysis of data, JST formulates research and development strategies with a view to the future.

  • Number of Collaborators to the "Panoramic View Reports"
  • Number of Proposals for STI Policies
  • Social Scenarios toward Low Carbon Societies

Information Platform and Database Services, etc.

JST provides information services supporting for R&D activities. JST collects and organize information on research articles, literatures, researchers, patents etc., and develops the infrastructure for providing access to the information. JST is also involved with Open Science activities based on the international trend.