The R & D project will focus on (1) accelerating AI chip development and (2) “AI chip enabled high-efficiency and high-speed processing, aiming to realize “Connected Industries” through the creation of new added value by digitalization. NEDO also plans to dispatch experts so that small and medium-sized venture companies participating in this project can work on R & D efficiently, and to support ideas originating from by small- and medium-sized venture companies in view of commercialization.”

NEDO news release, April 20, 2018