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April 2011
Prof. Toko and INSENT receive a technical award from the Iijima Memorial Foundation for the Promotion of Food Science and Technology

In recognition of their development of taste sensing system and establishment of a measure for taste, both Prof. Toko and INSENT receive a technical award from the Iijima Memorial Foundation for the Promotion of Food Science and Technology, which was established by Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd., and its founder, Tojuro Iijima.
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Prof. Toko (middle) and Dr. Ikezaki (right), president of INSENT, receive the award certificate from the chairman of the foundation (left)

Prof. Toko (middle) expresses his gratitude at the ceremony
Diploma from the Iijima Memorial Foundation for the Promotion of Food Science and Technology Award plaque from the Iijima Memorial Foundation for the Promotion of Food Science and Technology

September 2009
INSENT awarde the Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award Special Prize from METI

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) chooses INSENT as a recipient of the 3rd Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award Special Prize, which recognizes the manufacturing technology used to create TS-5000Z Taste Sensing System, as well as the development of a taste sensor that enables taste visualization and provides de facto standard for measuring taste.
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Dr. Naito (right), director of INSENT, receives a commendation from Toshihiro Nikai (left), then Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Diploma from the METI

September 2009
INSENT and Prof. Toko receive Japan Science and Technology Agency's Inoue Harushige Award

For their taste sensor that mimics living organism, both Prof. Toko and INSENT are chosen as recipients of the 34th Inoue Harushige Award from Japan Science and Technology Agency. This award recognizes significant achievements in the development of taste sensors over more than 20 years.
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Prof. Toko (second from right, front row) and Dr. Naito (rightmost, front row), director of INSENT, in commemorative photo with other recipients Diploma presented with Inoue Harushige Award

April 2009
INSENT selected as one of 300 small and medium enterprises that are supporting innovation in Japan by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency

The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency of Japan, an organization of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, highly recognizes our innovative technological development of taste sensors and our business policy and model, choosing us as one of 300 small and medium enterprises that are supporting innovation in Japan.
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Certificate of recognition from the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

March 2009
INSENT wins a variety of awards from the Institute of Industrial Promotion, Kawasaki

INSENT receives 4 awards from the Institute of Industrial Promotion, Kawasaki, Japan, at the 58th Kawasaki Entrepreneur Audition Business and Idea Seed Market in recognition of the achievement of taste visualization and a measure for taste using their taste sensor.
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One of the diplomas from the Institute of Industrial Promotion, Kawasaki, Japan.

February 2009
INSENT succeeds in developing a sweetness sensor, assisted by a grant from Mitsubishi-UFJ Technology Development Foundation

Mitsubishi-UFJ Technology Development Foundation of Japan recognizes INSENT’s successful completion of a subsidized project to develop a sweetness sensor as part of a taste sensing system for the purpose of establishing an international standard for measuring taste.
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Diploma from Mitsubishi-UFJ Technology Development Foundation of Japan

March 2008
Prof. Toko and INSENT receive an award from the Resona Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion

Both Prof. Toko and INSENT receive an award from the Resona Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion at the 20th Awards for Small and Medium Enterprises New Technologies and New Products, which recognizes the importance of the TS-5000Z Taste Sensing System in supporting professional taste panelists in sensory tests.
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Dr. Ikezaki (second from left), president of INSENT, and Prof. Toko (leftmost) of Kyushu University Diploma from the Resona Foundation for Small And Medium Enterprise Promotion

February 2008
INSENT recognized as a "Kanagawa Standard"

Kanagawa Prefectural Government recognizes INSENT as a "Kanagawa Standard" for its high-tech taste sensing technology and business plan.
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Dr. Ikezaki, president of INSENT, receiving a "Kanagawa Standard" a certificate from the then Kanagawa governor

"Kanagawa Standard" certificate from Kanagawa Prefectural Government

November 2005 
INSENT receives award from Kanagawa Prefectural Government

To recognize their work on developing taste sensors to evaluate the taste of foods, Kanagawa Prefectural Government presents INSENT with an incentive award at the 22nd Kanagawa High-Tech Grand Prix for their unique taste sensing technology.
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Diploma of Kanagawa High-tech Grand Prix Incentive Award

November 2002 
INSENT receives an award at "Kanagawa Business Audition"

INSENT receives an award at the "Kanagawa Business Audition," sponsored by Kanagawa Prefectural Government, for their manufacture of taste sensors to measure taste.

Diploma from Kanagawa Prefectural Government presented at Kanagawa Business Audition 2002


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