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About CRDS

What is CRDS?

Center for Research and Development Strategy (CRDS) was established in 2003 as an affiliated institution of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in order to independently carry out investigation and analysis and make proposals on science, technology and innovation (STI) policy.

The basic principles of CRDS activity


CRDS aims to be the think tank leading the advancement of science and technology as well as the creation of innovation for the purpose of the sustainable development of Japan and human society.


CRDS follows, overviews and analyses the trend of society, STI and their relevant policies in Japan and abroad.

Based on the above, CRDS extracts problems to be tackled, proposes STI policy and/or research and development strategy and works to bring them into reality.

CRDS bears in its mind, while carrying out its duty, that it should cooperate and exchange opinions with private, public and academic sectors as well as general stakeholders in the society, and further with foreign relevant institutions.

CRDS surely makes public the result of its activity.



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