The International Collaboration Center, abbreviated as ICC-IMR, was founded in April, 2008. The ICC-IMR promotes international collaboration in materials science. Its activities are coordinated with the National Joint Usage / Research Center System conducted by the research divisions and centers of the IMR. The ICC-IMR aims at creating a worldwide community of materials science researchers and contributing to educating young researchers in becoming world-leaders in their fields. The ICC-IMR is a gateway to facilitate diverse collaborations between international researchers and the scientific staff of the IMR.