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1st IPA Research Grant Award


  • Updated: 15 Apr 2008

In order to promote the prospectus of IPA, Mr Akio Kitamura, the president of Giken Seisakusho Co., Ltd, donated grant for research to IPA Preparatory Committee. Accordingly, the IPA Research Grant Award was founded and Selection Committee has been organized. Thus the first award to support unique and pioneering researches in Press-in Engineering launched out in November 2006.

1st IPA Research Grant Award1st IPA Research Grant Award
Founder :
President Akio Kitamura
Organizer :
IPA Preparatory Committee
Grant :
US$100,000- for one year
Jury Members :
Selection Committee
Malcolm Bolton
Professor, University of Cambridge
David White
University Lecturer, University of Cambridge
Kozo Tagaya
Emeritus Professor, Kochi National College of Technology
Takehiko Iizuka
Fellow, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Tadahiko Okumura
Director Research, Engineering Advancement Association of Japan