The Japan Science and Technology Agency and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization have decided on the recipients of the University Venture Award 2021, and the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award for Heart Seed from Keio University and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award for Regional Fish from Kyoto University. I chose.

 According to the Japan Science and Technology Agency, Heartseed is a company aiming to treat heart failure using the technology of Professor Keiichi Fukuda of Keio University School of Medicine, and is aiming for regenerative medicine of the heart using iPS cells in the future.Keio University School of Medicine has been selected as the supporting university for the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award, and Ajinomoto has been selected as the supporting company.

 Regional Fish is founded by Assistant Professor Masato Kinoshita of the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, and Professor Keitaro Iedo of the Fisheries Research Institute of Kinki University, and aims to improve the variety of marine products and realize a smart aquaculture industry.The Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University was selected as the supporting university for the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award, and Ebara Corporation was selected as the supporting company.

 In addition, the President's Award of the Science and Technology Agency is Orichiro Genomics, a venture from Rikkyo University, the Faculty of Science of Rikkyo University, and the President's Award of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization is Laputa Robotics, a venture from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Department of Engineering, Monoful, Japan Venture Society President's Award is Matrixome, a venture from Osaka University, Osaka University Protein Research Institute, Nippi, University Venture Award Special Award is decided to be ETH Zurich, Tohoku University, International Navigation rice field.

 The Early Edge Award, which recognizes university-launched ventures that are expected to play an active role in the future, was not applicable.

reference:[Japan Science and Technology Agency] Regarding the decision of the winners of the "University Venture Award XNUMX" (PDF)

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