Greetings from the CEO

RIKEN Innovation Co., Ltd.

I am pleased to announce the establishment of RIKEN Innovation as a private-sector company fully owned by RIKEN. Previously RIKEN performed duties related to industry-academia collaboration to support the following areas: technology licensing, start-up companies, collaborative projects, and co-creation with industry. With the establishment of RIKEN Innovation, our company is providing support for these areas. Not only will we be enhancing these activities, we expect to strengthen the societal benefit of RIKEN’s research achievements by synergistically working on these duties as a closely-knit company.

RIKEN conducts advanced research in a wide range of disciplines including physics, engineering, chemistry, mathematical and information science, computational science, bioscience, and medical science. RIKEN researchers also engage in collaborative research projects by teaming up with colleagues in other disciplines. With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution and Society 5.0, our society is expected to change radically. In this environment, cross-disciplinary research activities will increase, which will lead to further innovation in many areas. We will do our utmost to provide services for this new era of innovation.

As we engage in this valuable work, we ask for your kind support.