The Office for the Next Generation (ONG) has been founded at IIS in order to transfer the latest science and technology at university to elementary and secondary education through strong partnership with industries. The objective of the ONG is to cultivate future scientists and engineers by promoting the liaison between industry and (elementary/secondary) education and by supporting the outreach activities by IIS researchers.
To achieve this goal, ONG conducts mainly two types of activities: 1) lectures and workshops organized by the scientists and engineers and 2) ICT-based educational activities. In activity 2), experimental or video teaching materials are delivered on the Internet. These activities are performed by cooperation with groups such as the student and technical staff-run program called SNG (Scientists for the Next Generation!) and the KDU (Knowledge Dissemination Unit), a research group consisting of faculty members of IIS.