Research Programs: Innovation

Productivity Revolution through IoT

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


IWAMOTO Koichi (Senior Fellow)



There are two major fields that have hardly been studied despite the fact that information from these fields is required to satisfy social needs. One is the improvement of basic information data. Authorities involved in policymaking, research institutes, and private companies are improving the basic information data from which they will quote for years to come as the basis of how they design their business in the Internet of Things (IoT)/Industrie 4.0/Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Big Data/Information Technology (IT). The other is the spread of the IoT to regional areas and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Although large companies supposedly will introduce an IoT system independently, it is highly likely that regional areas and SMEs will be left behind the trend. We will conduct research and analysis on how we can support spreading the IoT systems to regional areas and SMEs.

Note: This project used to belong to the Industry Frontiers program.

February 29, 2016 - March 31, 2018

Major Research Results


RIETI Policy Discussion Papers


RIETI Policy Discussion Papers


RIETI Discussion Papers