Centers & Labs

Research Groups

The aim of the Pioneering Projects in the Competitive Program for Creative Science and Technology is to fund projects that pioneer or create new research fields that are not currently being studied within RIKEN, and also to nurture technological breakthroughs for the future. Pioneering projects, of three to five years duration, are carried out with flexible management based on collaboration among multiple or interdisciplinary fields. Pioneering projects are expected to develop into core research fields in RIKEN and eventually into core research centers in Japan. Research Groups can be established in RIKEN to pursue the aims of the Pioneering Projects with cooperation from researchers from inside and outside of RIKEN.