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Our alliance program seeks
to support innovative research.

From the "AJI-NO-MOTO®" umami seasoning to a diversity of products utilizing biotechnology such as various foods, amino acid products, pharmaceuticals and more, the objective of Ajinomoto Group is to be "A group of companies that contributes to human health globally" by continually creating unique value to benefit customers.

Creating Opportunities

Ajinomoto is searching for open innovation opportunities with researchers and research institutions across the globe in order to create new value. In our R&D activities, we have started a program, the "Ajinomoto Innovation Alliance Program (AIAP)", so that technology and research can contribute to improving the lives of people around the globe since 2013

Areas of Research

Ajinomoto will accept new research proposals related to our core business and research areas from across the globe.

  • Fermentation, Bio-Based Materials (Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering, Bioinformatics)
  • Biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology
  • Animal nutrition, aquaculture materials (growth promotion, Attractant, Immunostimulant, Probiotic, microparticle feed Nursery nutrition)
  • Chemosensory decline of smell and taste, Physical and mental fatigue
  • Improvement of malnutrition in the developing countries
Wide range of eligible research areas
  • Molecular mechanism of mouthfeel sensation
  • Neuroscience of crossmodal interaction between chemical senses
  • Technology relating to food texture and mouth feel