From Kyoto to the World: Our Creation, Our Innovation

Basic scientific research can be a game-changer for social development and sustainability as surprising technical breakthroughs and innovations often emerge from unexpected research results. While our focus is on basic research, the insight we gain can be nurtured to become the seeds of innovation. In FY 2018, 16 joint research projects were conducted between iCeMS researchers and various enterprises. In the hope that the fruits born from the labor in the laboratory will be delivered to society, iCeMS is advancing research in collaboration with the Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation, and Kansai Technology Licensing Organization Co., Ltd.

Venture Companies initiated by the iCeMS researchers

 Atomis Inc.
In addition to material design and mass production of Porous Coordination Polymers (PCP/MOF), Atomis is developing the next-generation high pressure gas cylinder “CubiTan” as a unique application of their technology.
 OOYOO Co.,Ltd.
OOYOO core competency is the production of high performance membranes that can produce high concentrations of carbon dioxide from weak sources. Its competitive edge is to offer production costs that are up to a half of its closest competitor, making it highly suitable for lowering the cost carbon capture. Implemented at a planetary level, OOYOO technology will remove half of the man-made annual CO2 emissions for a 1/10th of the price of conventional technology.
 ReguGene Co.,Ltd.
ReguGene Co. Ltd is a pharmaceutical venture company that develops cell permeable, selective DNA targeting pyrrole-imidazole polyamides (PIPs) as designer therapeutic drugs.
ReguGene envisions to supply future medicines for intractable and rare diseases.
 FGH BioTech, Inc.
FGH BioTech is committed to developing small molecule drugs For Good Health that regulate SREBP transcription factors and related pathways for the prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases and cancer.
Our mission is driven by over 60 years of groundbreaking discoveries in fat and energy metabolism by our company’s founders.