Licensing Opportunities

OIST Technology Licensing Section seeks out partners in industry with whom OIST researchers can work to develop new technologies. Potential partners are invited to contact the Technology Licensing Section:

  • to license existing technologies from our patent portfolio
  • to collaborate to further develop technologies from our technology portfolio
  • to find members of the OIST research community with expertise in specific areas
  • to propose projects that may be of mutual interest

The Technology Transfer Manager can be contacted at or +81-(0)98-966-8937.

A selection of technologies currently available for licensing is listed below:

Patent Movie News
Artificial Intelligence            
  Efficient Goal Estimation for Intelligent Systems
WO 2017/159126

JP only
    Doya Unit
Drug Discovery            
  Anti-Cancer Drug Screening WO 2011/155253       Kitano Unit
  Disarming Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria WO 2014/133197        
  Micro & Nano Patterned Multiplex Biomaterials WO 2017/135309       Shen Unit
  Multi-well Plate with Uniform Electric Field WO 2017/047098     Shen Unit
  Synthesis of Novel Pharmaceutical Synthons WO 2014/058035       Tanaka Unit
  Sulfone-substituted Cyclopropanes and Their One-step Synthesis WO 2019/035479   STG
  Histamine-responsive Riboswitch WO 2020/171070       Yokobayashi Unit
Health, Disease Diagnostics            
  Evaluation of the degree of aging, using blood, urine or saliva metabolites WO 2017/155100
WO 2019/208572
  Yanagida Unit
  Evaluation of the risk of frailty, using blood Filed   Yanagida Unit
  2D FFT with Simultaneous Edge Artifact Removal WO 2017/013877   Skoglund Unit
  Microwave Amplification by a Spin Maser​ US 2020/0287343       Konstantinov Unit
  Increased and Prolonged Catalytic Activity of Noble Metal Nano-Catalysts​ WO 2017/002357       Sowwan Unit
  Printing and Photolithography-free fabrication of sealed TGV WO 2020/222297     Fried Unit
  Photoluminescent Mechanoresponsive Polymers Filed     Khusnutdinova Unit
  Photoluminescent Mechanoresponsive Metal Complexes Filed       Khusnutdinova Unit
  Organic Photostimulated Luminescence Filed       Kabe Unit
  Silicon Anodes having a Nano-Vault Structure Filed       Sowwan Unit
  Cost Effective and Environmentally Friendly Organic Long Persistent Luminescence (OLPL) System​ Filed     Kabe Unit
  Enhanced Force Measurement WO 2015/186356       Bandi Unit
  Temperature Contolled Microfluidic Platform WO 2017/222079       Shen Unit
  Nano-Flow Cytometry​ Filed       Shintake Unit
  Micropump with Novel Contactless Magnetic Couplings US 2018/0172007   Fried Unit
Renewable Energy            
  Renewable Energy Forecast Error Correction WO 2016/136237     Bandi Unit
  Alternative Energy Devices and Methods Based on Perovskite WO 2016/027450   Qi Unit
  Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Barrier WO 2019/208835   Shintake Unit
  High-Throughput Nanoplasmonic Bioassay Chips WO 2018/194184 Shen Unit
  RNA-based Histamine Sensor WO 2020/171070       Yokobayashi Unit
  All-Optical Nano-Positioner US10215923     Nic Chormaic Unit
  Pulling Apart Photoexcited Electrons​ WO 2019/203269       Dani Unit
  Femtosecond Laser-Driven Microplasma Extreme UV (EUV) Source US 2020/0333559   Dani Unit
  Sustainable Wastewater Treatment by Bio-Electrochemical Waster to Energy MFC Filed   Goryannin Unit



Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science

Chemistry &
Material Science

Medical &
Health Care


Physics &
Electro Optics

Renewable Energy &

Research Tools


 Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science

Efficient Reinforcement Learning Algorithm For Complex Environments (No. 0198) Tomoki Fukai
Faculty of Neural Coding and Brain Computing Unit


 Chemistry & Material Science

Cost Effective and Environmentally Friendly Organic Long Persistent Luminescence (OLPL) System (No. 0196/7) Ryota Kabe
Faculty of Organic Optoelectronics Unit
System for automated performance assessment of perovskite-based optoelectronic devices (No. 0104) Yabing Qi
Faculty of Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit


 Medical & Health Care

Rapid Nano-Flow Cytometry for Virus Detection (No. 0192) Tsumoru Shintake
Faculty of Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit



Novel Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) Vector for Regenerative Medicine (No. 0202) Yohei Yokobayashi
Faculty of Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering Unit


 Physics & Electro Optics

Real-Time Imaging of Previously Unseen Protein Structures (No. 0201) Tsumoru Shintake
Faculty of Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit


 Renewable Energy & Environment



 Research Tools