The New Industry Research Organization (NIRO)
The New Industry Research Organization (NIRO) is an incorporated foundationengaged in businesses such as
1. R&D of new technologies and new products through collaborations betweenindustry, academia, and government;
2. Transferring advanced technology developed by organizations such as universitiesand private-sectors to regional corporations; and
3. Cultivating highly competitive small and mid-size fi rms (SMEs), entrepreneurs, and thelike through training and technology support.
The New Industry Research Organization (NIRO), a public interest incorporatedfoundation, was established in 1997 as a collaboration between regional corporationsand local governments to promote recovery from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Quake.