KIPS means Kyoto Institute of Polymer Science
comprising polymer scientists in the Kyoto area.

PII Foundation of Institute for Chemical Fibers, Japan

Founded in 1936, this Public Interest Incorporated (PII) Foundation strives today to contribute to the promotion of polymer science and technology in general. Its activities include the organization and/or sponsorship of (1) academic lectures, (2) international conferences, (3) young scientistsf symposia, (4) educational courses for young researchers, and (5) a research grant.

For historical reasons, the Foundation is in close cooperation with the Departments of Polymer Chemistry and Materials Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, as well as with Kyoto Institute of Polymer Science (KIPS), which is a nonprofit society of the polymer scientists centered on Kyoto University. The Foundation is also indebted to its Supporting Industries for their donations.