April 17, 2002 — Money for research and development is now available to nanotech researchers worldwide from a Japanese foundation supporting techno entrepreneurship.
The Takeda Foundation in Tokyo is offering six grants of up to $80,000 per year for up to three years. The foundation places no restrictions on nationality or affiliation of the researchers. They may be independent or associated with companies or universities. The research, however, must have potential practical applications and not be purely academic.
The foundation intends to award two R&D grants to researchers or groups of researchers in each of three broad categories: information/electronics, life sciences and the environment.
The foundation is accepting proposals for grants in the following areas: nanoscale measurement technology /systems, dependable chips/systems for information networks, nanobiotechnology, noninvasive imaging of brain functions, environmental biotechnology and novel applications of remote sensing technology to improve the environment.
— Alan Brender