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Main Activities

At KBIC, a system has been established to enable research, development and medical treatment by integrating three fields; biology, medicine and simulation.

KBIC system

Main Projects/Commissioned Projects

The Kobe municipal government and the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation work in tandem on assisting with the following projects to promote the growth of business in the KBIC.

”Health-Conscious City” Initiative

Kobe Trial

The "Health-Conscious City" Initiative is a comprehensive strategy (an urban development strategy) aiming to "promote citizens' health" with evidence-based guideline and "stimulate health-related industries and local communities" by using research infrastructures and outcomes generated in the KBIC on "health and welfare."
Currently, an epidemiological study is being done with the cooperation of citizens of Kobe to scientifically investigate the health and longevity of the citizens.

Regional Business Incubation Support Network Project (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

The Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation is seeking to match needs in clinical practice and seed technologies by allocating cluster managers and utilizing a network of researchers, medical doctors and businesses with the aim of promoting a practical application of regenerative medicine in cooperation with the Kansai Bio Cluster Project, an industrial cluster project in the Kansai region.

Other Projects/Commissioned Projects
  • Japan-led Global Clinical Trial System Development Project (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • Translational Research Support and Promotion Program (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • The Project for Realization of Regenerative Medicine (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • Issue ‘C,’ to speed the Project for Realization of Regenerative Medicine (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • Regional Innovation Strategy Support Program (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • Kansai Innovation Comprehensive Global Strategic Special Zone
  • National Strategic Special Zones