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Exhibition held for "ItoP," the revolutionary ultra-light, ultra-durable concept car

2018-12-27(Thu)

From Monday, December 10 ~ Wednesday, December 12, 2018, an exhibit was held for ItoP (Iron to Polymer), a revolutionary electric concept car that is both lightweight and durable, in the Techno-Alliance Building at Osaka University.

Researchers in Professor ITO Kohzo's program developed the concept car "ItoP," a lightweight, durable electric car, using "ultra-thin and flexible tough polymers," new materials with super-thin films. Professor Ito's program is part of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT) led by the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) of the Cabinet Office. From Osaka University, research groups led by Specially Appointed Professor HARADA Akira and Specially Appointed Assistant Professor KOBAYASHI Yuichiro of the Graduate School of Science have also joined this program.

A large number of individuals interested in this concept car came to the venue and were provided with the opportunity to have a seat in the (stationary) concept car and take commemorative photos, making for both an enjoyable experience and a valuable opportunity to get a close look at cutting-edge technology.

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For a more detailed look at the exhibit, take a look at the homepage for the School of Science by clicking here. (link in Japanese)

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