JST Press Release#1633

August 25, 2023

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
5-3, Yonbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

JST announces 3 additional Project Managers selected for two goals of
the Moonshot Research and Development Program

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has announced the Project Managers (PMs) selected for the two Moonshot Goals handled by JST under the Moonshot Research and Development Program.

The program pursues challenging R&D concepts set by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in order to solve issues facing our future society such as super-aging populations and global warming. Each of the Moonshot Goals has a Program Director (PD), under which PMs formulate an R&D scenario, design a project, and plan and manage the organization of R&D to achieve their respective Moonshot Goals.

R&D for Moonshot Goals 8 and 9 started in FY2022, but in order to achieve each Moonshot Goal, additional R&D projects have now been added.

Open calls were held for each Moonshot Goal, and applications were reviewed by PDs in cooperation with external experts. A total of 31 applications were received, after which document and interview screening was conducted to make a final selection of 3 PMs.

Under the direction of their PD, selected PMs will refine their plans to achieve their Moonshot Goal so that the R&D will be more effective and efficient. Once they have received PD approval, each PM can begin their R&D project.

For details, please refer to the website below.