The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) is one the major public research and development management organizations in Japan. Its prior mission is to address energy and global environmental problems. Supported by the ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, NEDO acts as a platform leading innovation and implementation of technologies on the field for more than 30 years.
NEDO has many overseas offices and promotes various actions all over the world. In France for instance, NEDO has been playing a leading role in the very recent renew of the urban design in Lyon, a project also called the "Grand Lyon". The Grand Lyon now features a "positive energy" building producing energy and giving it to the local grid. Such innovation are a beautiful demonstration of the opportunities given by green tech innovation for the urban development of today, and tomorrow.
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