Scientific technologies are researched, developed, and then disseminated to the wider society under resource and environmental constraints. Resource limitations lead to the creation of new green innovative technologies, which in turn generate additional resource demands. In fact, innovations in science and technology (S&T) are important drivers of economic performance. However, we have inadequate knowledge to develop scientific and technological innovations to solve problems and to implement new social value in society. In order to facilitate innovation, it is necessary to understand the flow of resources in the supply chain. The bottom-up approach does not provide a comprehensive understanding of the changes in the resource demand structure of supply chains caused by the application of innovation and the diffusion of resources through exhaust emissions. Further, the current scenario of resource utilization creates a complicated network among stakeholders and is not conducive to the development of innovative technologies.
Considering the above points, we propose a method for visualizing resource logistics such as where, how, and how much resources are utilized in each field; what kind of changes are expected in the utilization of resources with the introduction of new technology; and what are the ripple effects of technological innovation in the supply of resources, which could face physical and economic barriers when used. The project also aims to extract the number of stakeholders involved in logistics and demonstrate the extent of their involvement.

The 1st Symposium on Sustainable Phosphorus Use
Kagu Symposium
Resource Logistics: Case study group seminar
Contribution of iron and steel industry to phosphorus resource security
Poster presentation in Tohoku University Innovation Fair 2013 SENDAI

Annual reports of R&D project(FY2012)
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