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Kyushu Study Mission on Bio Industry in Korea (FY2006) [September 5-8, 2006]

Kyushu Study Mission on Bio Industry in Korea (FY2006)

Outline


A study mission consisting of learned experts from the Japanese bio industry was dispatched to Korea, during a bio-related trade fairγ€€"BIO KOREA 2006." This program was conducted with the aim to survey the actual conditions of the Korean bio industry by visiting related local organizations and companies to exchange information and opinions, and gain hints that would help related industries and government organizations in Japan.

Organized by:
• Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)
• Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
• Fukuoka Bio Valley Project Promotion Council
• Kumamoto Prefecture
• City of Kitakyushu
• Kyushu Economy International

Dates: September 5-8, 2006
Places: Seoul Metropolitan City and Daejeon Municipal City, South Korea

Participants


A total of 14 people, including experts from the bio industry in the Kyushu area, bio-venture entrepreneurs, and government officials

• Akaji Takaharu, Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (Head of the mission)
• Miyasita Seiiti, Kurume Reserch Park Co., Ltd
• Kawakatsu Hironobu, Kurume Reserch Park Co., Ltd
• Takeuchi Kunihiro, Kurume Reserch Park Co., Ltd
• Takahara Kenzo, Kurume Reserch Park Co., Ltd
• Sakamoto Kazuhira, YABEGAWA DENNKI KOUGYO KABUSIKIKAISYA
• Saida Hiroshi, City of Kurume
• Kagami Yosihiro, Ecogenomics, Inc.
• Ichimura Kiyotaka, Fukuoka Prefecture Government
• Sakamoto Tamami, Trans Genic inc.
• Gushima Hiroshi, Fukuoka Bio Valley Project
• Kawahara Hiroharu, Kitakyushu National College of Technology
• Nishimura Yasuhiro, Human Net Consultant on Busuiness Methods Office
• Arai Sachiko, Institute for International Studies and Training


Visited Places


• The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy of South Korea
• The Bioindustry Association of Korea
• Research institutes in Daejeon Municipal City
• Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
• Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)
• Daejeon Bioventure Town
• Gangweon Do and Chuncheon Bioindustry Foundation
• BIO KOREA 2006 (a bio-related trade fair)


Overview


The study mission observed bio industry-related facilities at places they visited and exchanged opinions with people involved in the bio industry. In addition, the delegation participated in BIO KOREA 2006 by exhibiting the Fukuoka Bio Valley Project; Panels of respective organizations and companies were exhibited and related materials were distributed, while two experts gave a presentation mainly on efforts in the Fukuoka area in Kyushu.

Korean people have genetic information that is closely related to that of the Japanese, and share many of the same needs. Wide range of information could be obtained that would be useful in considering how Japan and Korea can complement each other in the future.


Exchanges of opinion with Economic Information Bureau. Presentation on Korean bio industry

Exchanges of opinion with Economic Information Bureau. Presentation on Korean bio industry

Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (Daejeon Municipal City): supporting research activities of venture companies

Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (Daejeon Municipal City): supporting research activities of venture companies



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