SIP Overseas Outreach Caravan

Structural Materials for Innovation 


The Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP) is a national project for science, technology and innovation, spearheaded by the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) as it exercises its headquarters function to accomplish its role in leading science, technology and innovation beyond the framework of government ministries and traditional disciplines. The SIP has identified 11 subjects that will address the most important social problems facing Japan, as well as contribute to the resurgence of the Japanese economy.

“Structural Materials for Innovation (SM4I), is one of the major subjects in the SIP and its goal is to develop materials that are strong, light and heat-resistant, leading to innovation in aviation and power generation industries. The implementation period is for 5 years, FY2014 – FY2018 and the total budget is 19 billion JPY. Approximately 900 researchers have participated in our project.

Our project is coming to an end in this financial year so that we would like to hold this symposium in order to introduce the SIP program globally and to show the accomplishments of our research and development. The principal investigators in our project will make presentations. We hope to have as many participants as possible, especially those who are interested in materials for components of aircraft engines and airframes.

Participation without registration is not possible

Program Director 

Richard Weinshilboum PEMED 2018

Prof. Teruo Kishi

Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs


Program overview

  • 12:30 - 13:30                         
  • 13:30 - 13:40                         
  • 13:40 - 14:00                         
  • 14:00 - 14:15                         
  • 14:15 - 14:35                         
  • 14:35 - 14:40                         
  • 14:40 - 14:55                         
  • 14:55 - 15:10                         
  • 15:10 - 15:25                         
  • 15:25 - 15:35                         

Monday, February 11

  • Registration
  • Opening Remarks

    Teruo Kishi

    Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs


    Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI)

    François Mudry

    Président IRT M2P et Metafensch

  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of Japan

    Kazuhito Hashimoto (Council for Science, Technology and Innovation Cabinet Office)

  • Overview of SIP Policy

    Toshio Tonouchi(Industrial Technology and Nanotechnology)

  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of France (TBD) MESRI
  • Overview of Structural Materials for Innovation (SM4I)

    Teruo Kishi

    Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • (Polymers and CFRP)
  • CFRP Process Monitoring / Modeling and Quality Assurance

    Nobuo Takeda (The University of Tokyo / JAXA)

  • Out-of-Autoclave (OoA) Molding Technology for Aircraft Composite Structure

    Kenichi Yoshioka (Toray)

  • Tough and High Volume-purposed CFRP Technology Development

    Toshio Abe (MHI)

  • Discussion and Coffee Break

Program overview

  • 15:35 - 15:50                         
  • 15:50 - 16:05                         
  • 16:05 - 16:20                         
  • 16:20 - 16:30                         
  • 16:30 - 16:45                         
  • 16:45 - 17:00                         
  • 17:00 - 17:10                         
  • 17:10 - 17:25                         
  • 17:25 - 17:40                         
  • 17:40 - 17:50                         
  • 17:50 - 17:55                         

Monday, February 11

  • (Heat Resistant Alloys and Intermetallic Compounds)
  • Process Innovation for Super Heat-resistant Metals

    Yoko Yamabe-Mitarai (NIMS)

  • TiAl Intermetallic Compounds

    Masao Takeyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Metal Injection Molding

    Hiroshi Kuroki (IHI)

  • Discussion and Coffee Break
  • (Ceramic Matrix Composites)
  • Inexpensive Melt Infiltration Process of SiC/SiC Composites

    Yutaka Kagawa (Tokyo University of Technology)

  • Advanced Multi-Layered Environmental Barrier Coatings

    Satoshi Kitaoka (JFCC)

  • Discussion and Coffee Break
  • (Materials Integration)
  • Performance Prediction in Materials Integration

    Manabu Enoki (The University of Tokyo)

  • Data-driven approaches in Materials Integration

    Masahiko Demura (NIMS)

  • Discussion and Coffee Break
  • Closing Remarks

    Marcel Van de Voorde(Delft University of Technology)


Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation



If you have any questions regarding this symposium, please contact us at or by phone: +331.