The KAITEKI Institute


My hopes for The KAITEKI Institute

Technological developments founded on scientific knowledge have radically changed our world and way of living. Through the wisdom and hard work of our predecessors, we have gained prosperity and convenience in our lives, but on the other hand, we are now facing population explosion, climate change, environmental pollution, food and water shortage, and other serious problems that are threatening the very continuation of our civilization. Science and technology are not just means for the current generation to satisfy its own needs and wants. We need to always remember that science and technology are also there to enable future generations to build a prosperous society. The concept of KAITEKI being advocated by Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings embodies this idea, and is a value that should be embraced by everybody on this planet.
We are now living in a time of great change that is entirely different from the previous millennium. In such an age, The KAITEKI Institute has its sights set firmly on the future, and is at the forefront of the movement to realize a sustainable society through the power of science. I have high hopes for their activities and their efforts to contribute to the realization of KAITEKI in the times ahead.

Ryoji Noyori
President of Riken
2012 October