Provides the seeds of innovation: educated and trained personnel, research discoveries, and public funding for research.
Provide facilities and programs to bridge the gap between research discoveries and innovative technologies and services.
Connects business expertise, market needs, and risk financing to support entrepreneurship and grow new ventures.
Industry expands markets with new technologies; social prosperity increases through new technologies, jobs, and higher wages.
R&D Cluster in Okinawa
OIST further aims to promote research and development (R&D) throughout Okinawa and to make this centrally located island prefecture an innovation hub in the Asia-Pacific Region.
To that end, we participate in regional partnerships with academic, industrial, and government organizations in Okinawa - we also encourage innovation and technology development through our Proof of Concept Program.
The Proof of Concept Program is a competitive, unique and world-leading support framework for OIST researchers. Its aim is to provide them with the funding, global expertise networks and professional development necessary to bridge the technical and funding gap between lab discoveries and societal impact.