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Phase 3 project: Global Nano Micro Technology Business Incubation Center (NANOBIC)

Project overview

The Global Nano Micro Technology Business Incubation Center (NANOBIC) is a joint research facility operated by industry, academia, and government to explore the nano/micro scale technologies that will serve as core technologies in next-generation manufacturing. It provides a large clean room with an area of approximately 750 m2 in which nano/micro scale fabrication, prototyping, measurement, and evaluation can be performed. Research activities are carried out by the 4 Universities Nano/Micro Fabrication Consortium (consisting of Keio University, Waseda University, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and the University of Tokyo) as well as various companies that are involved in nano/micro scale technologies.

Basic Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the 4 Universities Consortium and the City of Kawasaki (January 2009)

Basic Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation between the 4 Universities Consortium and the City of Kawasaki (January 2009)

The agreement is designed to revitalize local industry by drawing on research findings from the 4 Universities Consortium and to contribute to the greater good of the world through state-of-the-art technology.

Basic Agreement on Offering the University of Tokyo Social Partnership Course  between the University of Tokyo, IBM Japan, Ltd., and the City of Kawasaki (January 2012)

Basic Agreement on Offering the University of Tokyo Social Partnership Course between the University of Tokyo, IBM Japan, Ltd., and the City of Kawasaki (January 2012)

The course conducts research into next-generation nano/micro scale devices and systems with the goal of saving energy.

NANOBIC tenant companies

There are currently two companies, one project (joint research), and labs run by four universities at NANOBIC (as of February 2013).

NANOBIC tenant companies Activities
IBM Japan, Ltd.
(The University of Tokyo social cooperation program)
Next generation nano-micro devices and systems for energy-efficient information processing
4 Universities [Keio, Waseda, TIT, and U. Tokyo] Nano/Micro Fabrication Consortium Research and development targeting basic and applied technologies using extended nano-space
SCIVAX Co., Ltd. Commercialization of nanoimprint technologies, next-generation hyperfine processing technologies
PANAC ADVANCE Co., Ltd. Research and development of functional materials for cosmetics and health foods utilizing sustainable microalga

Overview

Buildings

Research Building, Clean Room Building

Construction

Two-story steel-framed reinforced concrete and reinforced concrete (partial)

Building footprint

Approx. 3,616 m2

Total floor space

Approx. 4,816 m2

Breakdown

New business research labs (50m2 each), clean rooms (750m2, including some Class 100 space), two temporary-use labs (25m2 each), conference room, networking area, amenity area, etc.

Room name Number of rooms Occupancy Remarks
1st floor amenity space 1 Dining space, TV, tables, chairs
Drink vending machine, newspaper reading area, coin-operated copier
2nd floor amenity space 1 Dining space
TV, tables, chairs
2nd floor conference room 2 40
2nd floor visitor room 1 1 8
2nd floor visitor room 2 1 8
1st floor kitchenette 1
2nd floor kitchenette 1 Drink vending machine
Drink vending machine rom 1 Drink vending machine, snack vending machine
Shower room

Occupancy conditions

NANOBIC charges monthly fees of ¥4,000 (per square meter) for new business labs (lab-type) and ¥6,000 (per square meter) for clean rooms.
In addition to tenant-occupied space, NANOBIC provides a joint-use clean room (joint use of space occupied by the four universities and their research equipment).