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BiocK subcommittee

The “BiocK subcommittee” refers to a project team formed to solve social issues through new businesses in the field of biotechnology in collaboration with companies, industries, the academia, and the government. The teams are formed depending on the themes and based on proposals from individual companies, involving institutions inside and outside the Kansai region. These teams will work together by contributing their respective technologies and knowledge.

Composition of the subcommittees and how to proceed with the activities:

1

Identification of social issues

Social issues for the year 2050

  • Environment and energy
  • Healthcare
  • Sustainable primary production system
  • Startup support
2

Determination of themes

Themes are determined based on proposals from different institutions.

  • Themes are long-term issues that cannot be solved by only one institution.
  • Themes will be promoted through open innovation.
  • A 5-year plan will be formulated for each theme.
4

Activity support

Support measures

  • Use of existing facilities
  • Use of public subsidies
  • Attracting investment
  • Evaluation mechanism

List of BiocK Subcommittees

Biomethane subcommittee

Environment and energy

Content of Efforts Carbon neutralization of energy
Leadership Organization Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
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Plastic subcommittee

Environment and energy

Content of Efforts Bioplastic & Plastic resource recycling
Leadership Organization Saraya Co., Ltd.
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Mental health subcommittee

Healthcare

Content of Efforts Improving social productivity
Leadership Organization Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
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Personal Data Subcommittee

Healthcare

Content of Efforts Use of personal data
Leadership Organization Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation
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Wellbeing Subcommittee on Aspergillus (National fungi)

Lifestyle modification healthcare

Content of Efforts Elucidation of health and cosmetic effects of Aspergillus oryzae
Leadership Organization Gekkeikan Sake Co., Ltd.
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Smart Cultivation Subcommittee

Continuous primary production system

Content of Efforts Maximizing the use of biotechnology in the primary industry
Leadership Organization Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.
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Utilization of wood and CLT with DX

Large scale and Mid-to-high-rise building using wood and CLT

Content of Efforts Reuse of CLT with Building Information Modeling (BIM) data
Leadership Organization TAKENAKA CORPORATION
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Biofoundry Cluster Subcommittee

Manufacturing Value Chain

Content of Efforts Bio manufacturing
Leadership Organization Bacchus Bio innovation Co., Ltd.
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Start-up subcommittee

Support for start-up

Content of Efforts Support for start-up in Kansai
Leadership Organization Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
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Big data healthcare subcommittee

Overall

Content of Efforts Biodigital
Leadership Organization Biogrid Center Kansai (non-profit)
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Well-Being with Bright Eyes Subcommittee

Healthcare

Content of Efforts Social implementation of happy lifestyles through digital health big data with a focus on ophthalmology
Leadership Organization Tohoku University
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Subcommittee on Digital Green

Continuous primary production system / Digital healthcare/ Bioproduction system

Content of Efforts Realization of a sustainable society in which Keihanna Science City and nearby rural villages complement each other
Leadership Organization Nara Institute of Science and Technology
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Subcommittee on Digital Biohealth

Healthcare

Content of Efforts General health industry city
Leadership Organization National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center(NCVC)
Remarks Field of JST co-creation
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Subcommittee on Photonics Life Engineering

Healthcare

Content of Efforts Photonics biotechnology
Leadership Organization Osaka University
Remarks Field of JST co-creation
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Food loss subcommittee

Continuous primary production system

Content of Efforts Innovative low food loss co-creation base
Leadership Organization Osaka University
Remarks Field of JST co-creation
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Future Urban Subcommittee

Sustainable society

Content of Efforts Dissemination of future intellectual infrastructure models
Leadership Organization Osaka University
Remarks Field of JST co-creation
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Biomass subcommittee

Carbon neutral

Content of Efforts Realization of carbon zero emissions through biomass technology
Leadership Organization Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)
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Subcommittee on cell production

Regenerative medicine

Content of Efforts Construction of an ecosystem for cell production
Leadership Organization Osaka University
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Subcommittee on modality

Healthcare

Content of Efforts Manufacture of antibodies, gene therapy products, and vaccines
Leadership Organization Manufacturing Technology Association of Biologics (MAB)
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White bioindustry subcommittee

White bioindustry

Content of Efforts Biofoundry business
Leadership Organization Osaka University (representative sponsor)
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