Nagamori Foundation was established in 2014 to contribute to the scientific and industrial development inside and outside Japan by commending those who engage in R&D activities, domestic and overseas, in the area of research and technology. The Foundation's main activity is to promote researches related to motors, actuators, and power generators, address a major challenge of “creating affluent lives” and “perpetually conserve the global environment,” and operate the Nagamori Awards, a system to commend those who have made an innovative technological development.
Since motors appeared in the early 19th century, they have been used in all types of electrical appliances and are now an indispensable part of our daily lives. Today, a huge number of motors are used in a wide range of applications, so much so that it is claimed motors account for more than 55% of the world's power consumption today.
Therefore, motor research is extremely important if we are to maintain our affluent lives while also perpetually conserving the global environment. These Nagamori Awards were created to bring vitality to technological research of motors and related fields, such as generators and actuators, and also to support the researchers and development engineers who strive each day to fulfill their dreams.