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The Innovation Square Incubator

The incubator is a mixed-use facility that accommodates 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 500m2 pre-fab facility is located in the R&D Zone of the OIST Main Campus. The facility accommodates up to 30 people in a mixed-use office and lab setting.

Rentable Space and Cost

Option Cost Per Month
1 Dedicated Desk in open space 7,080 JPY
2 Dry Lab Bench in open space 22,200 JPY
3 Wet Lab Bench in open space 22,200 JPY
Private Space Options  
4 Private & Secure Lab Suite (25m2) 84,000 JPY
5 Private & Secure Office (20m2) 51,200 JPY
Membership Fee per person 2,500 JPY
Hotdesk Membership Fee 5,000 JPY
Floor plan of the I-Square Incubator facility
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Occupancy Guidelines

  • Flexible month-to-month lease terms, up to 12-months
  • Extension beyond 12 months requires review and approval
  • No equipment can be installed in the incubator without prior approval
  • No hazardous materials can be brought into the incubator without prior approval
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Common Facilities and Equipment

  • Common lab equipment (freezers, incubators, centrifuges)
  • Bookable meeting room for up to 8 people (teleconference capability, projector and screen)
  • Bookable event space for up to 25 people (40m2)
  • Access to meeting rooms and event space at the OIST Conference Center (additional fee per use)
  • Wireless internet and shared printer/copier/scanner
  • Soundproof phone booth
  • Shared kitchen
  • Parking space
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Services Available to Tenants

  • Access to mentor and investor network
  • Access to entrepreneurship events at OIST
  • Access to cafe and convenience store on campus
  • Access to core facilities and equipment at OIST (additional fee per use)
  • Ability to register OIST postal address
  • Listing on I-Square website
  • IP, Finance and HR advice (through external advisors)
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Incubator Access

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Incubator Location in the Main OIST Campus