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Proven Track Record. The numerous startup companies generated at KBIC to date evidence the success of KBIC’s unique innovative environment that fosters collaboration and discovery. These startups and venture companies are involved in such hot cutting-edge areas as regenerative medicine, genome engineering, cancer vaccines and others. Click for more details.
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Lively Startup Scene. The startup scene at KBIC in recent years has been extremely lively, including the contribution of the CoLaborator, established in 2019, to the support of pharma giant Bayer for startup companies. In addition, the infrastructure of the research institutes and hospitals, the environment for fostering talented personnel, particularly research, coupled with the close connection that KBIC has with the government and the expert support of FBRI’s coordinators have created a unique environment that generates seeds of business in Japan that can nurture the world.

In addition, KBIC’s 9 cluster hospitals (i.e., concentrations of specialized hospitals), which are found only at KBIC, have played a pivotal role in identifying development needs and collaborative development with startup companies and others to address these needs.» Our Hospitals

International Reach. The startup scene at KBIC and in Kobe increasingly reflects the international reach of KBIC as an international biocluster hub and the exciting allure of Kobe for international startups. Below are a few of the many examples:

Benefits. Startups and startup investors enjoy such benefits as:

Click here for more information about the benefits of becoming a biocluster partner at KBIC.» Business Support