For centuries Okinawa has been a hub of exchange and trade. OIST is revitalizing this proud tradition by establishing a hub of scientific and technological excellence at the heart of the Asia Pacific Region.
The Technology Development and Innovation Center is the technology development and commercialization hub at OIST, leveraging the university's researchers, world-class infrastructure, interdisciplinary environment, and culture of risk-taking to transform technologies from the laboratory into innovations that have social and economic benefit.
Innovation Accelerator and Technology Pioneer Fellowship Programs
It is rare to find an accelerator in the world that provides stable support for up to 12 months. Throughout the I2@OIST Accelerator program, OIST assisted us every step of the way, from matching us with investors to helping us close the deal. They have been a key partner to the establishment and expansion of our business.
My project focused on providing turnkey solutions for organic waste produced by small and medium sized companies using IP and know-how developed at OIST in the field of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC) and Bio-Electrochemical System (BES) technologies. Having proven the technology at Technology Readiness level 7 and developed the business plan during 2021, I now aim to attract partners and investors.