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THK Award 2021

THK Award 2021 is now closed for submissions.

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.

What is LM Guide?https://www.thk.com/?q=jp/node/6685

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.

What is LM Guide?https://www.thk.com/?q=jp/node/6685

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.)
Research Period After adoption (expected around June 2021) - end of December
Reference URL https://www.thk.com/?q=jp/node/6682

Grant Details and Number of Grants Available

Grant details 150,000 research fee + LM guide required
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.
The consent of the school or parent/guardian supporting the research must be obtained.
The applicant must be able to provide information (including contact information) to be included in the application.
During the research period, at least one prototype of a "thing" utilizing the LM Guide must be built (a prototype is not required at the time of application).
The research results must be presented on Sunday, December 20, 2021, in the Science Castle, a conference for middle and high school students hosted by RIVANES. The presentation will be judged by experts, and the best presenters will be awarded prizes. *Presentation to be held in the Kanto area: transportation expenses will be subsidized.
The cooperation in providing deliverables, reports, photos, videos, etc. for THK's 50th anniversary-related projects to be held in 2021.

Timeline

Application period Wednesday, January 20, 2022~ Friday, May 14, 2022, 5:00 p.m. (tentative) *We will accept consultations on what you want to realize, what you are having trouble with, what you want to make, etc. before the following screening flow. During the consultation, RIVANES staff will also work together with you on your application.
examination The following will be conducted by early June 2021. (Online interviews will also be conducted for all applicants)
Time of decision Mid-June 2021
Payment Date Around the end of June 2021
Payment Method We will transfer the funds to the account designated by the school of the adopted team.
Research Period Mid-June 2021~December 20, 2021 (Sun.)

Application Process

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

Application Procedure

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


REVANES ID (Research Grant Application Page)

The deadline for applications is May 19.

The application procedure is described on the application page, so please read it carefully and submit your application.

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before submitting your application. (The deadline for application is April 14.)

Science Castle Research Fund THK Award 2021 Terms and Conditions

Contact

If you have any questions about the application or unclear areas, please contact us from below.
Science Castle Research Fund THK Award 2021 Secretariat Liberace Kimura, Inc.
E-mail: [email protected]

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Research Themes Name of Representative school's name
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Doors that open with Earthquake Early Warning Takagi Hibiki Okayama Prefectural Tamano High School
Remote control for practical use of preventing robots to minimize damage before or immediately after river bank breaches Yuka Iomori Okayama Junior and Senior High School
Alnilam Desktop Platform Fabrication Machine Development Project Ikenoue Hibiki Viatore Gakuen Rakusei Senior High School
Development of Lift and Pile Force Measuring Equipment to Improve Wind Turbine Performance Soichiro Kusumoto Kyoto Prefectural Momoyama High School
Developed into "Pot de Haus," a collapsible temporary housing unit. Naoki Takashima Kobe Municipal High School of Science and Technology
Volatilization of environmental DNA repair equipment from the air Yuki Obayashi Kakegawa-Nishi High School, Shizuoka, Japan
Development of a device to exterminate American crayfish Yusaku Niinuma Tohoku Gakuin High School
Development of a Self-Running Catering Robot that Understands Emotions - Aiming for Coexistence of Human and Robot Akitoshi Saeki Higashiyama Junior & Senior High School
VLBI privatization plan Daiki Suzuki Wakayama Prefectural Hyuga High School

Science Castle Research Funding Now Open for Applications

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