The Consortium for GaN Researchand Applications
The Consortium for GaN Research and Applications was established to develop world-leading innovations in energy saving by fully utilizing excellent potential of gallium nitride (GaN) which gathers attention as the material contributing to energy saving.
This consortium offers a place for open innovation to achieve seamless collaboration among the consortium members of government, industry and academia, and it will contribute to the sustainable development of our country and the rest of the world as well as the growth of each member organization. The consortium, by using practical sharing-education , also aims to foster promising young researchers and engineers to become able to combine a high level of professionalism with a bird’s-eye perspective while aspiring to use science for the society.
As of March 2018, major participants in this consortium include: twenty (20) universities (Nagoya University, Meijo University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Toyota Technological Institute, etc.), three (3) incorporated national research institutes (The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, The National Institute for Materials Science, etc.), and forty-six (46) corporations (Toyota Motor Corporation, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, etc.). The Consortium has built a framework that covers broad technical areas from basic to applied research and from materials development to applications, as presented in a long-term perspective with a technology roadmap released in the FY 2016 toward the practical use of GaN in various ways.