Our Core Technology Center, which oversees the development of basic technologies, and the R&D groups of the Precision Equipment, Imaging and Instruments Companies, which are in charge of developing the products in each of these categories, are jointly thrusting Nikon R&D forward by leaps and bounds. We shall continue these close collaborations in order to develop highly reliable technologies.
R&D by Group Companies
Nikon Research Corporation of America, a U.S.A.-based R&D subsidiary, is engaged in research and development for IC-related equipment. Nikon and Essilor International Joint Research Center, established by Nikon Corporation and Essilor International, France, conducts R&D and surveys on mid-/long-term perspectives in fields pertaining to materials, optics and eyeglasses.
Nikon Fellow System
Nikon has introduced a system that grants fellowships to engineers who demonstrate world-class expertise and knowledge. We seek to promote cutting-edge R&D that leads the industry with specialists who are widely recognized both within Nikon and far beyond.
Industry-Academia R&D Alliance
Nikon has formed an R&D alliance with the University of Tokyo — Nikon Chair of Imaging Science, Institute of Industrial Science — aimed at nurturing next-generation engineers who will lead the optics industry. And at eight locations throughout the world — in Asia including Japan, the U.S.A., and Europe — we have opened Nikon Imaging Centers, which use advanced Nikon microscopes in the study and education of imaging technology.