One of the largest biomedical clusters
In the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster, research institutions including RIKEN, universities, etc.; highly specialized hospitals such as the Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital; and medical-related companies and organizations have gathered and are making innovation happen in the field of medicine.
An urban-oriented industry cluster located just about 12 minutes from downtown Kobe. It takes about 5 minutes to Kobe Airport and 17 minutes to Shin-Kobe Station by car. Access to the Tokyo metropolitan area is also excellent: 70 minute to Haneda Airport by air and 2 hours and 50 minutes to Tokyo by shinkansen bullet train.
02Development of and interaction with great talents
Interactions among companies and researchers in cutting-edge fields at RIKEN and universities accelerate new business discovery and R&D.
03State-of-the-art development/research environment
04Substantial support systems
Substantial support systems are available: various incentives including rent subsidy, etc.; support/advice on commercialization, etc. by a team of experts of Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe
05Support programs to accelerate R&D
Various support programs for commercialization are available: consulting services in the field of medical device; assisting in searching seeds for drug discovery, etc.
06Efficient R&D environment
The environment allows conducting efficient R&D while holding down initial costs, as a wide variety of facilities are available such as office and laboratory spaces for long-term rent and for temporary use for RI examination or animal test. Port Island is divided into two areas a residential area (1st stage) and a R&D area (2nd stage) and activities including R&D have been carried out on the 2nd stage of Port Island.