From Kobe to the rest
of the world

Heralding a new era in healthcare
through trans-sector alliances

Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe

In April 2018, our Foundation changed its official name, notably in Japanese, including in it the mention of “Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster.”

The foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe (FBRI) is the pivotal organization that promoters and facilitate collaboration and Integration among industrial, govern mental , academic and medical sectors.
The FBRI’s ultimate goals are to revitalize Kobe’s economy, enhance local residents’ wellbeing, and contribute to the international community.

From a devastating earthquake to a brighter futureKobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster

On January 17, 1995, the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck Kobe. Severely damaged and realizing anew the preciousness of life, Kobe pledged to not simply reconstruct itself in economic terms but to do so by becoming a place where life is cherished above all. The city thus launched the project to develop a prime hub of healthcare research and related services.

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