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Program Overview

The Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program (hereinafter, "Supporting Industry Program") is a program that supports R&D and the establishment of sales routes related to (12 fields of) specific core manufacturing technologies, including precise machining, three-dimensional molding, surface treatment etc.

In particular, we support proposals for R&D conducted in cooperation with multiple SMEs, manufacturers of final products, universities and public research and development institutes, that have clear sales estimates for products utilizing the outcomes of the program and a well-defined project schedule.

Target projects

In general, target projects are specific R&D projects planned in accordance with the Guideline for Enhancing Specific Core Manufacturing Technologies provided by the Minister of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) based on Article 3 of the SME Manufacturing Enhancement Act (hereinafter referred to as "the Act"), that have been newly approved by Article 4 of the Act (including approval for change of Article 5 of the Act).

Creating an R&D project that takes full advantage of the company's strengths

Flow from approval by the Act to receiving R&D support

Flow from approval by the Act to receiving R&D support

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