About ACNP

The "Nanotechnology Platform Program" has begun from FY2012 as ten-year commissioned project of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The objective of the program is to establish reliable nationwide research infrastructure platforms for scientific innovation. As one of the platforms, the "Advanced Characterization Nanotechnology Platform (ACNP)" is composed of 11 institutes and representative organization. We construct a network of advanced characterization shared-facilities to contribute to the innovation by solving the problems of academia and industry in the fields of nanotechnology and material science, to enhance and strengthen the Japanese nanotechnology research basis, and to support human resource development in a nanotechnology field. Further, by sharing advanced characterization facilities and making achievements top-level in the world, we promote the collaboration among industries, universities and the government.


  • Provide an optimum combination of advanced characterization equipment and research support
  • Respond to diverse needs of researchers and engineers working in industry, government and academic institutions by offering a multifunctional characterization platform
  • Promote human resource exchange among industry, government and academia as well as effective development of human resources based on “concentration of knowledge” with the Platform’s user facilities as a core
  • Strengthen the technological competitiveness of nanotechnology and materials fields by solving technological problems
  • Create knowledge in nanoscience fields by solving scientific problems
  • Accelerate interdisciplinary research and materials innovation by “concentration of knowledge”

Management structure