In order to enhance the industrial competitiveness, world-class high technology and original product development ability become absolutely indispensable to Japan.

Those who can help the industry to strengthen its industrial competitiveness and product development ability at an early stage are called CTOs (chief technological officers). CTO is not only the head of a research department but also the key person, who is expected to increase profit by technical achievements, of revival of Japanese industry.

However, among the leading manufacturing in Japan, only 10% of the companies have a clearly appointed CTO. Thus, the mission is still not clear.

At this formative period of CTO, Japan CTO Forum aims to gather the CTOs from Japan's leading companies to solve their common problems together.

Moreover, to help the CTOs to create new personal relations and movements by communicating with each other is also one of our major aims.