Corporate name Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe
Established March 17,2000
Principal endowment 1.2 billion JPY
Representative Director President  Shuh Narumiya
Representative Director and Executive Director  Masayoshi Murakami
Address Creative Lab for Innovation in Kobe 5F 6-3-7, Minatojima-Minamimachi,
Chuo-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo 650-0047, Japan

Full-time employees

320 (as of March 2023, excluding board members)


 The logo of the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe (FBRI) is composed of the Foundation’s initials. The letter “F” is shaped to resemble a human figure, expressing that people are at the heart of the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster (KBIC): the primary and ultimate objectives of the KBIC project are to enhance human health and vitalize the healthcare industry; and to develop and promote KBIC, it is essential to form collaborative ties among people in the industrial, academic, governmental and healthcare sectors, and in the general public. The color scheme of the logo is inspired by Kobe’s natural beauty: the blue of the ocean, the light blue of the sky, and the green of the mountains.