RISTEX conducts R&D by setting a “Focus Area” or a “Program” for each research field or theme to be targeted. It solicits R&D proposals in each Focus Area/Program, and promotes R&D by commissioning (funding) the research to the projects selected.
R&D in Progress
SOLVE for SDGs
Scenario Creation, Solution Creation
Promotion of integrated efforts in solving social issues from the creation of scenarios to the creation of solutions, in order to achieve the SDGs
Social Isolation & Loneliness
Promotion of R&D on the mechanisms, risk evaluation, and preventive measures of social isolation & loneliness
Responsible Innovation with Conscience and Agility
Promotion of R&D that addresses ethical, legal and social implications/issues (ELSI) in S&T comprehensively and practically
Human-Information Technology Ecosystem
Formation of functions that incorporate changes information technology brings about to technology and systems, to realize a society that embraces a harmonious relationship between information technology and humanity
Creating a Safe and Secure Living Environment in the Changing Public and Private Spheres
Creation of mechanisms and proposals of systems for the detection/support of harms and accidents in private spaces/relationships
Science of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
Development of indicators and methodologies to establish evidence-based rational policy making processes
Implementation-Support Program (Call for proposal Type)
Support for initiatives (implementation activities) which aim to solve specific problems in society through the application and deployment of R&D outcomes
Implementation-Support Program (R&D results integrated Type)
Further development and steadily expansion of outcomes and networks produced in focus areas
Designing a Sustainable Society through Intergenerational Co-creation
Towards sustainability by all generations
Creating Community-based Robust and Resilient Society
To make our society stronger and more resilient against large-scale disasters
Service Science, Solutions and Foundation Integrated Research Program
Bridging services and academia through the science of services
Redesigning Communities for Aged Society
Challenging the issues of aged society unprecedented in the world
Community-Based Actions against Global Warming and Environmental Degradation
Realistic climate change policy through flexible and laterally-integrated approaches
Protecting Children from Crime
Effective and sustainable efforts to protect children from crime
Science Technology and Humanity
Undercovering issues between science, technology and society, and pursuing a better relationship
Information Technology and Society
Identifying and minimizing the risks to our society delivered by information systems
Brain-Science and Society
Examination of various developmental issues to identify the fundamental problems in education
Research on "sustainable societies" in a broad sense by comprehensive approaches to global environmental problems
Social System & Social Technology Theory
Research that leads to the construction of social systems/institutions in contemporary societies
Safety and Security
Solutions to case-specific problems and formation of foundational knowledge related to safety and security
RISTEX surveys and identifies notable social issues in order to set research fields and/or themes for its R&D, as well as conducts research regarding ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) anticipated in the social implementation of emerging technologies.
A complete list of research activities
In collaboration with other departments and/or external organizations, RISTEX conducts research regarding ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) anticipated in the social implementation of emerging technologies.
Information about ELSI initiatives
ELSI initiative in genome-related technologies
ELSI initiative on cultured meat
ELSI Initiative in digital fabrication technology
Social issue surveys
In order to survey and identify important social issues to be addressed in its R&D activities, RISTEX conducts social issue surveys to structurize and visualize the complexity of social issues from multiple perspectives provided by various stakeholders.
Information about the social issue surveys
Surveys of Trends in Transdisciplinary (TD) Research
Creating evidences to promote co-creation between researchers and various stakeholders.
Information about Surveys of Trends in TD Research
In addition to R&D and survey research through funding, RISTEX engages in a variety of initiatives related to social issues.
Our International Collaboration events.