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Science Castle Research Fund THK Monozukuri 0. Award 2023

Science Castle Research Fund THK Monozukuri 0. Prize 2023 is now closed for applications.

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Those who are trying manufacturing for the first time are also welcome. Detailed "blueprints" are not required at the time of application. Please submit an application with an "image drawing" of the kind of thing you would like to make! Please submit an application with an "image drawing" of what you would like to make. This is your chance to work with an advisor to give shape to your image.

Examples of past applications:
◎I want to make something useful for life!
◎I want to build a device for research!
◎Let's develop something that can be used in club activities!

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THK Corporation has developed the world's first "LM Guide" based on an original idea and proprietary technology. The LM Guide is a machine element part that enables smooth linear motion by realizing "rolling" of the linear motion part, and is used not only in factory machinery, automobiles, aircraft, robots, and seismic isolation mechanisms of high-rise buildings and houses, but also in the crane part of crane games, which are familiar to everyone. They are also used in the cranes of crane games, which are familiar to everyone.

However, we believe that there are still many issues in the world that can be solved by adding "smooth movement. Therefore, this time we are calling for ideas for creating something that solves the world's problems by utilizing the LM Guide. This is a "creative development type manufacturing" in which junior high and high school students create and develop what they wish they had on their own. The content of the challenge can be anything.

The selected teams will not only receive development fees and the necessary LM Guide, but also THK employees will participate as technical support. We invite you to make the world a better place with your new ideas.

The works of previous applicants for the Science Castle THK Prize for Manufacturing 0. Prize, for example,(Please click here)You can view it from

Click here for application procedures and form

Application Theme

Manufacturing that solves problems in the world by using the LM Guide.

About LM Guide

The LM Guide is a machine element part that enables smooth linear motion by realizing "rolling" of the linear motion part. It is used not only in factory machines, automobiles, aircraft, robots, and seismic isolation mechanisms of high-rise buildings and houses, but also in the crane part of crane games, which are familiar to everyone. For more information, please refer to the following THK web page.

For more information on the LM Guide,(Please click here)You can view it from

Summary

Subject of application Teams of junior high school students, high school students, and technical college students (3rd year or younger) conducting research activities
Usage Expenses required for research and development (materials, parts, equipment, transportation, etc., excluding food and beverage expenses). However, food and beverage expenses are excluded.)
Application Deadline Friday, April 28, 2023, 5:00 p.m. *You may apply as long as you have saved your draft by the deadline.
Research Period After adoption (around June 2023) - end of Dec.
Reference URL https://www.monozukuri-zero.com/science-castle/
Established company THK Corporation

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available

Grant details 150,000 research fee + required LM Guide and other THK products
Number of adoptions Max. 10

Application Requirements

  • Junior high school students, high school students, and college of technology students who wish to take on the challenge of development should apply on their own initiative.
  • Have the consent of the school or parent/guardian supporting the study
  • The applicant must be able to provide information (including contact information) to be included in the application.
  • At least one prototype of a "thing" utilizing the LM Guide must be built during the research period (prototype is not required at the time of application).
  • Present the results of their research within Science Castle, a conference for middle and high school students organized by RIVANES, scheduled for December 2023 (to be updated as soon as the detailed schedule is finalized). The presentations will be reviewed by experts, and prizes will be awarded to the best presenters. *Presentations will be held in the Kanto region: transportation expenses will be subsidized.
  • THK and LEVANES will publish the provided deliverables, reports, photos and videos externally as an introduction.

Timeline

Application period December 1, 2022 (Thursday) ~ April 28, 2023 (Friday) 17:00
*We accept consultations on what you want to realize, what you are having trouble with, and what you want to make before the screening flow below. During the consultation, the RIVANES staff will also work with you on your application.
Application Deadline Friday, April 28, 2023, 5:00 p.m. *You may apply as long as you have saved your draft by the deadline.
Examination period This will be done by early June 2023. (An online interview will be conducted as the initial screening.)
Announcement of adoption June 30, 2023
Time of research funding Scheduled for the end of June 2023
Research Period June 2023 - December 2023
presentation of results December 2023 (within the Science Castle 2023 Kanto Conference)

Application Process

Confirmation of Terms and Conditions and Application Guidelines

Please review the terms and conditions and the application guidelines on this page, and consult with us if you have any questions about the content.

Science Castle Research Fund THK Monozukuri 0. Award 2023 Terms and Conditions

Register for a LIVERNESS ID

All middle and high school students who wish to apply are required to register all members of the team, whether they are representatives or not, with their RIBANES ID. The Research Grant Entry screen will appear after you log in to your RIBANES ID, so please register with your RIBANES ID.

Register for a LIVERNESS ID

Preparation of Consent Form

If this is part of a school activity, please prepare a consent form for school teachers (for schools); otherwise, please prepare a consent form for the person responsible for the protection of all team members (for individuals). Please download the model of the consent form below.

Science Castle Research Grant Agreement (for schools and individuals)

Upload scanned data of completed and sealed documents from the application form

Application Procedure

Please click on the following icon in your LIBANES ID and click on the "New Application" button to complete the application form.

*Filling out the application form will be available on December 18.


REVANES ID (Research Grant Application Page)

  • To apply, you must fill out an application form and submit a consent form.
  • The application procedure is described on the application page, so please read it carefully and submit your application.
  • Please read the following Terms of Use carefully before applying.

Click here for application form

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