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04.02.2020 | Member News & Releases

Cactus Communications’ Research Promotion Brand Impact Science Gets Accreditation from Japan’s Mext

April 1, 2020 – Tokyo – Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) awarded Impact Science with the Accreditation of Partnership on Research Assistance Service (A-PRAS) certificate. Impact Science is the research promotion brand of Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company with one of its offices in Tokyo.

With this accreditation, Impact Science will be recognized as an official partner of the MEXT and will be invited to be part of a taskforce aimed at accelerating the promotion of science and technology, creating innovation in Japan, and developing various research support initiatives.

Makoto Yuasa, Country Director of CACTUS’s Japan operations, expressed his excitement: “It is a rare honour for a private company to be recognized by the Japanese government. For the last 18 years, CACTUS has been at the forefront of initiatives aimed at promoting research, first through its editorial services brand Editage and now through new brands like Impact Science. This recognition by the MEXT will motivate us to do more to aid research promotion in Japan.”

The A-PRAS certificate is a new annual program by the MEXT aimed at recognizing private businesses that support research. Impact Science is among the first to receive this accreditation this year, along with only seven other brands.

The list of recipients of this certificate can be found here (in Japanese): mext.go.jp/a_menu/kagaku/kihon/1422215_00003.htm


About Impact Science Founded in 2019, Impact Science (impact.science) offers solutions for science dissemination and engagement with peers, public, and policymakers for wider research outreach. Impact Science is a brand of Cactus Communications (cactusglobal.com), a global scientific communications company that also offers editorial, translation, transcription, and publication support services (Editage); strategic and tactical scientific content solutions to global life science organizations (Cactus Life Sciences); an AI-powered tool and marketplace that brings together researchers and journals and enhances the efficiency of scholarly publishing (PubSURE); and AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow business opportunities and improve publishing workflows (UNSILO). Its innovation and R&D cell (Cactus Labs) powers all CACTUS businesses with latest technologies. CACTUS also incubates seed and early-stage startups that share its mission to solve global problems with science and technology solutions. It has offices in London, Princeton, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Aarhus, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Mumbai; a global workforce of over 3,000 experts; and customers from over 190 countries.

Contact Ai Kano, Newsroom, Cactus Communications, newsroom@cactusglobal.com

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