Chemical materials Evaluation and REsearch BAse

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Chemical materials Evaluation and REsearch BAse (CEREBA)

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Director Ryuichi Tomizawa

Japanese companies in leading-edge sectors of the chemical industry are each working independently with product development aimed at securing international competitiveness and development of downstream high-value-added products. This trend has resulted in the duplication of capital investment in high-value assets, and this in turn is becoming a problem in the timely development of advanced materials.
Among the proposals of the Chemical Vision Study Group is an R&D base for efficiently developing necessary common technologies for the evaluation of materials in order to facilitate prompt@commercialization of chemical materials that can contribute to the realization of a sustainable society in line with the three axes of high added value, sustainability and improvement of technological capabilities. Establishing this R&D base has become a matter of urgency.
To this end, the Chemical materials Evaluation and REsearch BAse (CEREBA) was established after obtaining Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) certification on February, 2011. Through the sharing of a common platform of technologies for evaluating the performance and reliability of advanced materials, and by reducing the risk of investing in prohibitively expensive materials-evaluation equipment as well as by proposing optimum combinations of materials, CEREBA works to assist member companies rapidly commercialize chemical materials for application by device manufacturers.

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Partnership name Chemical materials Evaluation and REsearch BAse ( CEREBA )
Director Ryuichi Tomizawa (Senior Corporate Advisor, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation)
Address Chuo 5-2, Higashi 1-1-1 Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture 305-8565, Japan (AIST Tsukuba Center)
Date of establishment March 8, 2011
Initial fiscal year budget JPY1.54 billion
Project outline The objective is, through the cooperation of all members, to carry out research related to evaluation of new chemical materials, such as organic electroluminescent (EL) and photo voltaic (PV) materials, as well as activities to achieve commercialization of chemical materials and to raise the technology level of all members.
Members KANEKA CORPORATION, KONICA MINOLTA, INC. , JSR Corporation, JNC CORPORATION , SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. , Toray Industries, Inc. , Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. , Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology( AIST)
Joint research: Yamagata University; Kyushu University; Kyoto University et al.

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Address: Chuo 5-2, Higashi 1-1-1 Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture 305-8565, Japan (AIST Tsukuba Center)
Nearest station: Tsukuba Station, Tsukuba Express