2023 Volume 17 Issue 2 Pages 60-65
Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX) promotes R&D aims to solve social issues, by funding R&D and also by conducting own surveys. As the name suggests, RISTEX is focused on R&D to realize ‘Science and Technology for Society,’ and has been encouraging the integration of natural sciences and social sciences and humanities (SSH), as well as transdisciplinary research (TDR), to ensure the production of appropriate knowledge and its use for solutions actually useful to the target fields. RISTEX has run a funding scheme dedicated to the Future Earth initiative from 2014 to 2019, in which such interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches were the essential characteristics of R&D. In addition, it has been conducting surveys and networking relevant people as post-funding activities to explore diverse ways for funding agency to support TDR.