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Technology Transfer

Technology Transfer

Our concept

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo promotes selected sound, productive and environmentally friendly technologies and know-how of Japanese companies seeking partners overseas, in order to assist inclusive and sustainable development efforts worldwide.

While Japan has been importing most of its energy needs, the country has developed highly energy-efficient manufacturing technologies. Also since Japan historically suffered from pollution during initial periods of economic growth, the country has created good technologies for environmentally friendly production and waste management systems. Such technologies can contribute to the achievement of industrial development as well as environmental protection in developing and emerging countries, and can be considered to be the main key success factor to achieve ISID (Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development), which UNIDO targets.

Sustainable Technology Promotion Platform (STePP)

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo collects information about sustainable technologies of Japanese companies who agree on the ISID spirit of UNIDO, uploading these on its website in English as the “Sustainable Technology Promotion Platform (STePP)” for developing and emerging countries. And when UNIDO ITPO Tokyo receives delegates from developing and emerging countries, those technologies and companies are introduced to meet their requirements for technology transfer.

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo promotes investment and technology transfer from Japan to developing and emerging countries through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Joint Venture (JV), licensing of technology, etc., with emphasis on among other things the following energy and environment related technologies and solutions which Japanese enterprises possess.

Energy Technologies
– Renewable energy (ex: solar, wind, geothermal, small hydro, biomass)
– Energy saving and energy storage (ex: co-generation, storage batteries, energy saving)
– Utilization of unused resources (ex: high-efficiency and low-emission fossil fuel utilization)

Environmental Technologies
– Pollution prevention and control (ex: pollution prevention of air, water and soil)
– Waste treatment and management (ex: industrial and municipal waste treatment)
– Circular Economy (ex: 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) related technologies)

Agribusiness Technologies
– Food value chain (ex: processing and quality control of food and drinks)*1
– Production enhancement (ex: soil conditioner)
– Adaptation to climate change (ex: drip irrigation system)
– Water resource management (ex: desalination, fresh water storage)

Human Health Technologies*2
– Public health (ex: drinking water supply, prevention of infection, toilets)
– Monitoring and diagnostic equipment (ex: simple equipment for health monitoring in remote areas)

*1: Processing, transportation, preservation or quality control of acceptable, except for real foods and drinks (beverages).
*2: It excludes pharmaceuticals, highly invasive medical devices for the human bodies, and folk remedies, etc.

How to register your technologies

Any organizations in developing and emerging countries, such as governmental organizations, private enterprises, institutions or NGOs, are welcome to approach the technology providers on STePP.
If you are interested in the registered technologies, please send an e-mail in English to the indicated “contact person” listed in the “company data” section.
For intermediation or more detailed information, please feel free to contact UNIDO ITPO Tokyo. We are willing to support your research regarding transferable technologies from Japan listed on STePP.


UNIDO ITPO Tokyo’s STePP is provided “as is” without any guarantees of any kind regarding the technologies and information featured. UNIDO ITPO Tokyo does not accept any liability, whether direct or indirect, arising from any person(s) relying, whether wholly or partially, upon any of the information, product or services contained or linked from STePP.

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