Professor Kazuhiko Hirakawa of the Institute of Industrial Science has been appointed as the new director of the Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, the University of Tokyo(NanoQuine) as of April 1. On April 1, Dr. Yasuhiko Arakawa, former Director of NanoQuine who retired from the University of Tokyo, became Director and Specially Appointed Professor of the Quantum Innovation Co-Creating Center (QI3C). The center will promote industry-university collaborative research at NanoQuine, with the Quantum Dot Laboratory, to which NanoQuine faculty members belong, and five corporate laboratories at the University of Tokyo belonging to the center.