Japan’s NICHIA Joins Technion Industrial Liason

Japan’s NICHIA Joined the Industrial Liaison Program of the Technion

Japan’s NICHIA has joined the Technion Industry Liaison Program and will be part of a group of international companies already operating within it.

(L-R) Prof. Wayne Kaplan; Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie; Mr. Noboru Tazaki, Vice Chairman, NICHIA

(L-R) Prof. Wayne Kaplan;
Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie; Mr. Noboru Tazaki, Vice Chairman, NICHIA

As part of the cooperation, NICHIA will receive access to the database of future Technion research interests, including emerging IP and other data that may assist the company in identifying opportunities to support novel research.

The purpose of the Technion Industry Liaison Program (TILP) is to connect academia and industry, in order to create research and business collaborations, and obtain international funding for the further advancement of research.

TILP was established in a response to the current accelerated pace of technological transformation. TILP enables a company to navigate the Technion’s resources and establish a direct line of communication with Technion researchers in relevant fields.

NICHIA is one of the world’s largest suppliers of LEDs and LDs, with nearly 9,000 employees globally and the company develops optoelectronic products: LEDs and LDs and fine materials: phosphors and battery materials. The company already started funded research with Technion.  

Professor Wayne D. Kaplan: “NICHIA’s participation in TILP will lead to interesting and challenging collaboration. Every day we work to blur the boundaries and become more global. There is no doubt that our connection to NICHIA will prove this more than anything else”.