We will create an urban operating system of smart cities/compact cities that can improve the efficiency and sophistication of functions and services in cities and regions in the Society 5.0 era, and respond quickly and flexibly to changes in industrial structure such as digital transformation and subscription. In addition, in order to realize the economical introduction of renewable energy in large quantities, the information and communication network and the power network will be linked, and the power and information networks with scalability and resilience will be optimized in terms of “power supply to ICT systems” and “power fusion between DC microgrids using ICT”. We will conduct the research and development of the creation of scalable and resilient electric-power and information-communication technology converged network infrastructures.

Chief Organization Tohoku University
Research Area Creation of EICT (Electric-power and Information-Communication Technology converged network infrastructures) based on overall optimization of autonomous decentralized cooperative DC microgrids
Co-Creation Consortium Consortium for the Co-Creation of Electric-Power and Information-Communication Technology Converged Networks
Research Supervisor Taiichi Otsuji (Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University)
Participating organization

Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Chitose Institute of Science and Technology
Rikkyo University
Tohoku Gakuin University 

Private enterprise:
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
Panasonic Corporation
n-position, Inc.
Sendai Smart Machines Co., Ltd.
AEONMALL Corporation
AEON Environmental Foundation
Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.
Sanwa Technologies, Inc.
Fukuda and Partners Co., Ltd.
Tohoku Electric Power Engineering & Construction Co., Inc.

Contributable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) GOAL 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy)
GOAL 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
GOAL 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)

※ The SDGs are the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, a more comprehensive and new global action goal for humans, the planet and prosperity”.
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JST will actively contribute to the SDGs activities in Japan. https://www.jst.go.jp/sdgs/en/index.html