Contributed by Tomi Minato, Planning Manager, Japan Association for Chemical Innovation (JACI)
The Japan Association for Chemical Innovation is a public interest incorporated association with members from the chemical industry, consumer products industry, academia and major research institutions of the country. Based on green and sustainable chemistry, JACI promotes various high-quality public businesses that contribute to the creation of technological innovation with the aim of enhancing the sustainable development of society and healthy growth of the economy.
Greeting from Mr. Hideki Kobori, Chairman of JACI
(President & Representative Director, ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION)
JACI is a platform for everyone involved in chemistry where a common awareness of the direction of this new chemistry is shared. Also, innovative technologies are created and intellectual technology bases can be developed through the activities on our platform. Our members have the privilege to obtain activities such as:
In order to promote green and sustainable chemistry (GSC) activities in Japan effectively and powerfully, GSC Network was born in 2000 from a collaboration of academic societies, organizations and national laboratories. Being transitioned to JACI in 2011, GSCN has been playing a crucial role in promoting GSC nationwide.
Major activities focus on those listed below.
It is essential for the key players in a sustainable society to know what GSC is in a broader manner.
One can learn some social practices based on the achievements of GSC AWARD Winners on GSC Instructions posted. These instructions help one to understand GSC, and have been downloaded broadly—not only by scientists, but also by university classes around the world.
JACI issues their newsletter four times a year. Here is a recent article by Dr. Mary Kirichhoff, Director, ACI GCI.
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