On the 2nd of June 2023, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency in Iwaki (Fukushima Prefecture, Japan) launched a public tender for a small and lightweight robot for nuclear disaster countermeasures, to be provided by the 29th of February 2024. This tender concerns an open tendering procedure under the GPA-rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
More information on the tender can be found on the following link, in both English and Japanese:
Specifications on the robot have already been drawn up. These specifications can be found in Japanese on the following link:
Information on the tender can be found on the electronic tendering system. Companies need to hand in their proposal on this electronic tendering platform as well. For more information on the electronic tendering system, please refer to the below contact
Tender bids need to be submitted by the 10th of August 2023, 17:00 Japan time. The results will be made public on the 22nd of August 2023, at 10:00 Japan time on the electronic tendering system.