The Nanoelectronics Collaborative Research Center (NCRC) under the Institute for Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo and Sharp have jointly established Todai-Sharp Laboratories, a research base aimed at conducting research and development for flexible electronics.
The research activities are slated to begin this December. This R&D facility will operate under a multi-year collaborative research agreement signed between the University of Tokyo, a national public university (Hiroshi Komiyama, Ph.D., President), and Sharp.
The laboratories will operate under a new, non-conventional concept in conducting R&D. Researchers primarily from within the University of Tokyo and mid-career engineers from Sharp will engage in collaborative research over the next five years.