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:

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Artificial Intelligence          
  Efficient Goal Estimation for Intelligent Systems       Doya Unit
Drug Discovery          
  Anti-Cancer Drug Screening       Kitano Unit
  DDS with Sub-second Temporal Release Profile       Dani Unit
Wickens Unit
  Disarming Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria        
  Media Supplement for Giant Synapse Culture       Takahashi Unit
  Micro & Nano Patterned Multiplex Biomaterials       Shen Unit
  Multi-well Plate with Uniform Electric Field     Shen Unit
  Synthesis of Novel Pharmaceutical Synthons       Tanaka Unit
  2D FFT with Simultaneous Edge Artifact Removal   Skoglund Unit
  General Purpose System for Simulation with Social Network Service Portal       Kitano Unit
  Increased and Prolonged Catalytic Activity of Noble Metal Nano-Catalysts​       Sowwan Unit
  Graded-Oxide Tantalum Nanoporous Film with Smart-Hydrophobicity       Sowwan Unit
  Nanocrystallization of Amorphous Silicon Quantum Dots       Sowwan Unit
  pH-Responsive Nanosheets       Sowwan Unit
  Soft-Magnetic Nanoparticles       Sowwan Unit
  Enhanced Force Measurement       Bandi Unit
Renewable Energy          
  Renewable Energy Forecast Error Correction     Bandi Unit
  High & Throughput Nanoplasmonic Bioassay Chips   Shen Unit
  In-situ Growth and Nanoparticle Decoration of Nanowires     Sowwan Unit
  Ultrasensitive Nitrogen Dioxide Gas Sensor Based On Iron Nanocubes   Sowwan Unit
  All-Optical Nano-Positioner     Nic Chormaic Unit
  Pulling Apart Photoexcited Electrons​       Dani Unit
  Möbius Kaleidocycle       Fried Unit