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Activity of KBDO

- Coordination for Commercialization

 Bio-Technology seeds open conference
 Match-making between Bio-tech seeds and industry-needs

- Has been held twice a year since September,1999
- About 10 technologies are presented at a conference
- Approx.100~150 persons have attended from various fields(Industries,Investors,Banks,VCs etc)
- Presenters chosen at the coordinators'council
- Presentation for ten minutes,followed by poster sessions
- Several Bio-ventures founded through this event

- Coordination for Commercialization

 Bio-business Competition JAPAN
 To found bio-ventures by excavating tech.-seeds worldwide

- Sponsored by Osaka prefecture,the Kansai Economic Org.,
the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries etc.
- Supported by METI/Kinki branch and KBDO etc.

- Prize : the 1st prize for 2 projects , 5 mill. yen/project
: the 2nd prize for 5 projects , 1 mill. yen/project

- 1st Competition in April 2001 : 56 candidates
- 2nd Competition in April 2002 : 51 candidates

- Project managing

 Bio-business Competition JAPAN
 To found bio-ventures by excavating tech.-seeds worldwide

Coordinate the businesses,academia and governments to commercialize Bio-technologies in KINKI region by using public/governmental granted projects

8 Bio-ventures have been founded through our supports from 1999 to 2001

7 "Regional Consortium" (METI project) projects were chosen for 2001 revised budget
 1 for approx. 100 mill. yen
 6 for approx. 40 mill. yen per project

- Project managing

 Bio-business Competition JAPAN
 To found bio-ventures by excavating tech.-seeds worldwide

Examples
 - Green Bio, Inc. Jan. 1999
 Biodegradable polyurethane foam from biomass

 - AnGes MG, Inc. Dec. 1999
 Gene Therapy using HGF,NFB(decoy oligo), and HVJ-E vector technology

 - Bio Energy, Inc. Aug. 2001
 New micro-organisms,systems or plants that can convert biomass to useful materials

- Promotion & Exchanges

 - Seminar presented by notable professors and researchers

 - Bio Forum 2001 Osaka

 - Exchange programs with overseas organizations

 - JETRO Local to Local exchange with Scotland