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Open Innovation system

World’s first research system to realize a "In-Body Hospital"

Open Innovation system, which facilitates industry-academic-government collaboration.
This project, as "Center of Open Innovation Network for Smart Lifecare" aim to realize a new platform, where each participating research institutes can accelerate their collaboration, and moreover, create new innovation via industry-academia collaboration, which could not succeed in industry and university alone.

Participating research centers (as of 2017)

The participating research institutes promote a new integrated research system, by taking advantage of being close, toward the tasks below in the iCONM that facilitates industry-academic-government collaboration "under the one-roof".

  • Employ the "backcasting approach" visualizing an ideal society at the starting point and subsequently setting R&D plans towards realization of the society.
  • Promote of Interdisciplinary Research with no technical barrier of medical doctors, researchers and engineers
  • Integrate elemental technologies as all Japan.
  • Practical realization at core hospital of clinical studies which covers a wide range of nanomedical applications.
  • Research feedbacks of medical and health data obtained via experimental studies.,
  • Transmit new regulations (nanomedicine: funding program of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • Develop multidisciplinary leaders who are able to integrate industry-academic-government.

Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)

Located in KING SKYFRONT (Kawasaki City) on the opposite shore to Haneda Airport, the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) was completed in April 2015. As a core center for integrated research, it will accommodate laboratories of universities, industries and governmental organizations and accelerate industry-university collaboration in and out of Japan.

Built on a site of 8,000㎡, a four-story building of a total floor area of 10,000㎡ will be equipped with clean rooms, laboratories for synthesis experiments, biochemical laboratories, animal rooms and cutting-edge analytical systems, such as microprocessor and in-vivo confocal microscope.
There are opportunities to mingle and mix freely - to promote active interaction among researchers, the building is designed with various open spaces and shared spaces. An environment for supporting open innovation is ready.

ものづくりナノ医療イノベーションセンター(iCON)

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Research Tracker

By utilizing Elsevier's "SciVal Expert," we are able to release a list that includes the expertise and performance of COINS researchers.
Please make use of this information when considering collaboration with COINS researchers, as well as to understand the COINS research network.

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Researcher

Key R&D theme 1

Kanjiro MIYATA
Associate Professor,
Department of Materials Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Visiting Scientist
KAWASAKI INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION
Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)

Theme 1
Development of nanomachines for controlling "inside the body and cells" the behaviors of nucleic acid medicine, which are expected to be next-generation therapeutics.

Key R&D theme 2

Yasutaka ANRAKU
Assistant professor,
Department of Bioengineering,
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Visiting Scientist
KAWASAKI INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION
Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)

Theme 2
Development of Innovative Therapeutic Nanomachines for the treatment of cranial nerve diseases.

Key R&D theme 3

Keiji ITAKA
Professor,
Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering,
Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Principal Research Scientist
KAWASAKI INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION
Innovation Center of NanoMedicine(iCONM)

Theme 3
M.D. (Orthopedic surgery). Development of DDS, mainly for delivering genes and nucleic acids, for treating motor and sensory disorders

Key R&D theme 4

Takanori ICHIKI
Professor,
Department of Materials Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Principal Research Scientist
KAWASAKI INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION
Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)

Theme 4
Research and development of high-performance biodevices based on nano/microfabrication and integrated device technologies

Key R&D theme 5

Nobuhiro NISHIYAMA
Professor,
Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science,
Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Principal Research Scientist
KAWASAKI INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION
Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)

Theme 5
Development of pin-point diagnostic and therapeutic technologies by combining nanomachines for delivering drugs to the diseased part and medical equipment such as MRI and allay-type ultrasound transducer

Key R&D theme 6

Tomohiro ANZAI
Project Associate Professor,
Translational Research Initiative, The University of Tokyo

Assistant to Project Leaders and Principal Research Scientist
KAWASAKI INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION
Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)

Theme 6
Investigation of innovation management of research core, as well as the creation of a new business model and funding and development of venture companies

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