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Startup Accelerator Program

The Innovation Square Startup Accelerator (I2@OIST) is Okinawa's first global startup accelerator program. The I2@OIST Accelerator combines talent, facilities, and resources from OIST with the most innovative, global technology entrepreneurs to build startups together.


Innovation Square Incubator

The incubator is envisioned as a mixed-use facility that can accommodate wet lab, dry lab, and computational research and development activities. It is open to startup companies as well as established companies that wish to collaborate with OIST. The first phase of the incubator is a 500m2 pre-fab facility which opened in 2019.



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Innovation Square Startup Incubator

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Innovation Square Incubator Overview

I2@OIST is a key initiative of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology and managed by the Technology Development & Innovation Center. By catalyzing startups in Okinawa, OIST aims to strengthen the innovation ecosystem around the university and contribute to self-sustaining economic development in the region.