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Our grant 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 engaged in joint research, etc. with academia from all over the world. As further development, since 2013 we have started a new program, the "Ajinomoto Innovation Alliance Program (AIAP)", so that technology and research can contribute to improving the lives of people around the globe.

Through Ajinomoto Corporation's grant program, the "Ajinomoto Amino Acid Research Program (3ARP)", we have subsidized research across the globe. In order to create new value in the future, we have restructured this grant program as an open innovation opportunity.

Areas of Research

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

  • Metabolic Engineering, Bioinformatics, Synthetic Biology for the Bio-based Materials
  • Biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology
  • Animal/Plant/Fishery Nutrition
  • Nutritional needs, gustatory preference and activity of the aged
  • Improvement of malnutrition in the developing countries
Wide range of eligible research areas
  • Mechanism of food palatability
  • Measurement of food palatability
  • Psychological and ethnological approach to food choice
  • Technology relating to food texture and mouth feel