• What is Transdisciplinary Research (TDR)?
  • 20 Years of RISTEX / S&T for Society
  • R&D aimed at solving specific social issues

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

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

Digital Social Trust

Promotion of integrated efforts, from problem identification to solution, to form trust from social aspects for addressing issues that arise due to the advance of the information society

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

Science of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Development of indicators and methodologies to establish evidence-based rational policy making processes

R&D Completed

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

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

Sustainable Society

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.

ELSI/RRI Initiatives

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.

  • ELSI initiative in genome-related technologies

  • ELSI initiative on cultured meat

  • ELSI Initiative in digital fabrication technology

  • ELSI initiative in BRAIN-AI Hybrid Technology

  • A Study of Research Ethics Reviews

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.

Surveys of Trends in Transdisciplinary Research (TDR)

Creating evidences to promote co-creation between researchers and various stakeholders.

Research Integrity Surveys

Provide policy and practice implications to promote autonomous conduct of trustworthy and responsible research

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