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Request for 2023 C&C Prize Nomination(s)
(Self-nominations not acceptable)

The NEC C&C Foundation is a government-authorized non-profit organization established in March 1985 with funds donated by NEC Corporation. Its mission is to foster further growth in the electronics industry by encouraging and supporting research and development activities and pioneering work in the field of computers, communications, electron devices and their integrated technologies, that is, C&C.

One of the activities of the Foundation is to present its C&C Prize to distinguished persons in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the development and furtherance of C&C technologies.

Up to two individuals or groups receive this prize annually. There can be as many as three people in a group. Each recipient is given a certificate, a plaque, and a cash award (10,000,000 yen for each group).  

I would like to ask you to nominate one or more candidates for the 2023 C&C Prize. Using the nomination form can be downloaded from the URL at the bottom of this page and referring the nomination guide below, please email your nomination(s) by Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Please find the successive C&C Prize recipients from the URL below.

The Foundation’s Awards Committee will evaluate the nominees and select the winners.

I would highly appreciate receiving nomination(s) from you.


Takashi Niino
The NEC C&C Foundation

Guide for Nominating C&C Prize Candidate(s)

  1. Work-Related Qualifications

    The prize goes to those who have made outstanding contributions to pioneering research, academic and technological research and development, practical use, application, dissemination activities, and educational activities, in the field of C&C technology; or to those who have significantly contributed to social science research activities that clarify and systematize the social and cultural impact and significance of advancements in the C&C technology field, or that suggest the next generation of C&C technologies. Applicants who have earned the above-mentioned achievements are eligible regardless of when the relevant activity was carried out.
    C&C technology fields include information processing technology, communication technology, electronic device technology, and ICT technology fields that integrate these technologies. Also included are technologies like data science, artificial intelligence (AI), sensing, recognition, robotics, automatic control, information security, and virtual reality that have been developed based on the aforementioned technologies and support the framework for smart society and other smart solutions.

  2. Other Factors
    1. There are no restrictions on a candidate’s organization, nationality, age, gender, or religion. Candidates are limited to living persons, and self-nominations are not acceptable.
    2. The prize is awarded to two finalists; however, a group consisting of up to three persons is regarded as one finalist.
    3. You may be asked by the Awards Committee to provide further information on the candidate(s) you recommend.
    4. You can nominate the same candidate(s) as you did in the past.
  3. Making a Nomination

    Please use one nomination form per candidate. In the case of a group nomination, use one form for each person in the group.

  4. Submission Details

    Please send a MS Word file of the completed nomination form(s) to the Foundation by Wednesday, May 31, 2023, to the attention of Mr. Takashi Miyazaki.

    The NEC C&C Foundation
    NEC Head Office Building
    Attention: Mr. Takashi Miyazaki, Executive Director
    7-1, Shiba 5-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8001, Japan
       E-mail address: zaidan@candc.jp.nec.com
              *Please replace (at) with @.

  5. The nomination form for the C&C Prize is available at the URL below. After completing the form, you can submit it to the exclusive email address above.