VTT part of a Europe-Japan joint research project
VTT and four other research institutions are chosen to the European Commission funded project EUJO-LIMMS (Europe-Japan Opening of Laboratory for Integrated Micro Mechatronic Systems). The project stems from LIMMS-laboratory, an International Joint Unit between CNRS and the University of Tokyo in the fields of micro and nanotechnologies applied to engineering and biology. Within the frame of the project, the European institutions involved can now send researchers to work in the LIMMS-laboratory together with the Japanese researchers.
CNRS and the University of Tokyo have been working closely together since
1995, through the Tokyo-based International Joint Unit, LIMMS. VTT has been
part of this cooperation through NAMIS research network since 2005. This
collaboration joined VTT to the EUJO-LIMMS project, where LIMMS laboratory is
opened up also to other European research institutions.
The four year project was launched in December 2011 with the aim of adding research cooperation between Europe and Japan in the field of flexible electronics, optics and molecular and cellular bioengineering.
Four VTT researchers are assigned to the project and will carry out research exchange in the LIMMS laboratory. The budgeted time for the project is 27 man-months. The first VTT:er to start his work in the University of Tokyo was senior scientist Kai Kolari.
The other research institutions included in the EUJO-LIMMS project are EPFL (Switzerland), IMTEK (Germany), University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science (Japan) and CNRS (France).