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MANA's Mission and Vision


Toward a better global future:
Pioneering a new paradigm in materials development on the basis of "Nanoarchitectonics"


Develop groundbreaking new materials on the basis of "Nanoarchitectonics"

Create a "melting pot" where top-level researchers gather from around the world

Foster young scientists who battle to achieve innovative research

Construct a worldwide network of nanotechnology research centers

MANA's Three Grand Challenges

  • Nanoarchitectonic artificial brain
  • Room-temperature superconductivity
  • Practical artificial photosynthesis

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
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