Message from Director General


BRAIN supports R&D efforts made by researchers at various entities, including private companies, universities and public research institutes in the field of food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, based on the national strategies. Selecting appropriate research institutes to address the issues and to achieve strategic objectives, BRAIN maintains goal-oriented approach in its management and places high importance on social acceptance of the research outcomes.

Specifically, BRAIN covers following programs:

  • Moonshot R&D Program : supports to the projects under challenges with unprecedented ideas to create drastic innovation,
  • Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program : supports to the projects promoted from fundamental studies to practical application in a series with initiatives of industry-academia-government over various sectors,
  • Research Program on Development of Innovative Technology : supports to the projects with open innovation through "Field for Knowledge Integration and Innovation (FKII)", and,
  • Startup Supporting Program : overall support provision to innovative start-up efforts made by small business entities.

BRAIN has contributed and will contribute to advancing a wide range of bio-oriented technologies in the relevant area by supporting R&D projects through its funding programs.

Director-General of BRAIN