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i3-OPERA center

Fukuoka i3Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research
5-14 Kyudai Shinmachi, Nishi, Fukuoka 819-0388

TEL: +81-92-805-1850
FAX: +81-92-805-1851

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The Fukuoka i3 center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (i3-OPERA) started on April 19, 2013 with the cooperation of Kyushu University, Fukuoka Prefecture, and Fukuoka City after the Fukuoka Industry, Science & Technology Foundation (Fukuoka IST) was selected by a Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry program to further establish facilities for the development and Evaluation of emerging technologies, providing a bridge for the transfer of technology between universities and industries. The operations are being carried out by Fukuoka IST, Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT), and Kyushu University with personnel and financial support from Fukuoka Prefecture and Fukuoka city.
The mission of i3-OPERA is to take responsibility for practical development and research in cooperation with the Kyusyu University Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA), Kyushu University which is responsible for the basic research, ISIT that is responsible for applied research, and many companies to “Bridge” the practical application ideas for cutting-edge organic photonics and electronics. We organize seminars and exchange meetings of the Organic Photonics and Electronics Industrialization Research Seminars and Workshops and support the entry of new local companies with the objective of developing organic photonics and electronics industries in northern Kyushu.
This mission has been endorsed by everyone and i3-OPERA has been able to collaborate with several domestic and overseas companies, universities, and public research institutions for various projects including regional projects, and yielded results in collaborative and contract research. In 2016, we started the commercialization project along with Kyushu University after being selected for the regional innovation and ecosystem formation program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
In future, organic photonics and electronics including organic EL is expected to develop as a major industry, leading the new photonics industry of the next generation. Among them, i3-OPERA aims to establish its position as an international research and development base utilizing know-how and intellectual property rights accumulated through collaborative and contract research. We hope that your cooperation with i3-OPERA will help you to develop new business.