OIST and Lifetime Ventures will hold the first joint conference on April 25-26 to connect startup entrepreneurs aiming for the world with global-minded investors. The event is now open to applications from participating startups.
OIST and Lifetime Ventures, LLC will hold "OIST-Lifetime Startup Elevate 2024", a two-day conference for startups in the healthcare and sustainability fields in Okinawa on April 25-26, 2024.
One part of OIST’s mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of Okinawa. OIST Innovation works to create a research and innovation cluster here in Okinawa that develops new technologies, collaborates with industry, and supports startup businesses.
We have asked a few questions to one of OIST Innovation’s newest employees, Leticia Berkate, about why she chose to join OIST Innovation, what it is like working at the intersection of industry and research, and how OIST community members can get involved with OIST Innovation.
OIST Innovation is designated as Ambassador for SusHi Tech Tokyo, Asia's Largest Global Innovation Conference.
OIST Innovation is pleased to announce that we have been designated as an ambassador for the global innovation conference "SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 Global Startup Program" to be held in Tokyo, Japan on May 15-16, 2024.
Weekly Open Office Hours with Gil Granot-Mayer, Executive Vice President of Technology Development and Innovation, Starting September 22, 2022
[September 2022] The latest TDIC Innovation Newsletter has just been posted!
The Technology Development & Innovation Center (TDIC) is at the heart of OIST's strategy to transform its research into innovative technologies that can solve porblems in the world. Our newsletter sets out to help you again invaluable insight into these cutting-edge research, education, and innovation programs.
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OKINAWA, JAPAN, Wednesday, 7 September --Startups connect mind and body to impact disease treatment
Read our news story about 2 entrepreneurial teams that recently arrived in Okinawa to join the latest batch of the Innovation Square Startup Accelerator Program.
OIST has signed a partnership agreement with AgVenture Lab, an innovation lab consisting of eight Japan Agrticultural Cooperatives (JA) organizations across Japan. Through this partnership, OIST will support startups in the areas of AgTech (agriculture technology) and FoodTech (food technology) by conducting proof-of-concept experiments and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit.
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has received the Japan Industrial Location Center President Award, as part of the Innovation Net Award Program for 2022. The award was given to OST in recognition of its Innovation Square Startup Accelerator Program, a startup support initiative launched in 2018. read more
OIST and Okinawa Industry Promotion Public Corporation Sign Collaboration Agreement to Promote the Industrialization of Science and Technology
The Okinawa Industry Promotion Public Corporation (President: Yasutoshi Sueyoshi) and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) (President: Peter Gruss) have today, June 1st, 2022, signed an agreement to collaborate on the promotion of science and technology industries in Okinawa Prefecture.
Lifetime Ventures launched the OIST-Lifetime Ventures Fund in collaboration with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology to deliver impactful science-based deep tech solutions in sectors that include healthtech, the future of work, sustainable living, and the blue economy.
We issued our first newsletter from TDIC, focusing on industry-facing activities here at OIST.
OIST is pleased to welcome Mr. Eli Lyons as Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
Eli is Co-founder and CEO of GenomeMiner and is currently participating in the OIST Startup Accelerator Program. GenomeMiner is a startup based in Japan aimed at developing AI tools to analyze microbial genomes for novel biosynthetic gene clusters. The company has raised seed venture funding and closed over USD500K in partnership deals.
Of the hundreds of thousands of peer reviewed scientific articles published each year, most remain within the confines of scientific findings. Only a few develop into translated discoveries that change our lives, such as the recent mRNA Covid vaccine or the GPS in smart phones, which uses the theories of relativity to correct the time from satellites. And so, what turns good research into “translatable research”? [Click the title to read the full article]