Advanced Science, Technology & Management Research Institute of KYOTO(ASTEM)
By promoting science and technology and supporting corporate management, ASTEM will contribute to regional industry development and improving the quality of civic life.
Advanced Science, Technology & Management Research Institute of KYOTO (ASTEM), founded in 1988 with financial support from Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, and industry, aims to contribute to promoting advanced science and technology using information and communication technology (ICT) and mechatronics and developing regional society.
Working cooperatively since then with regional industry, economic organizations, financial institutions, and universities in conformance with national and local governmental policies, ASTEM has endeavored to promote research and development (R&D) and industrialization in the fields of ICT, life science, and environment through industry-academia-government collaboration. We provide comprehensive support for venture companies and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in creating new business opportunities and increasing sales
With our support capabilities enhanced after merging with the Kyoto Small and Medium Enterprises Support Center Foundation in 2009 ASTEM changed its legal status to a public interest incorporated foundation in 2013, thus entering a new stage of its development. Having our strength in R&D capabilities, technologies, and business support capabilities acquired through years of experience, ASTEM will contribute to regional industry development and improving the quality of civic life by promoting science and technology and supporting corporate management.
History of ASTEM
|1988||♦Foundation established (approved by the Kyoto Prefecture Governor).||Foundation Established.|
|1989||♦First-term leasing of Venture Business Incubation Laboratories (VILs) started.||Support for venture companies started.
R&D in ICT and Mechatronics started.
|1995||♦Entrusted with LAN operations management in the Kyoto City Hall.
♦Services kyoto-lnet and kyoto-Pnet started.
|Support for local governments’ information network operations started.|
|1999||♦Kyoto city regional platform project started.||Framework for supporting new business creations established.|
|2002||♦Projects under the Consortium R&D Project for Regional Revitalization (CRDP) (entrusted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) started.
♦The Intellectual Cluster Creation Project (organized by MEXT) started.
♦The Oscar Certification System started.
The framework for promoting the industry-academia collaboration fully implemented.
Support for management reforms in SMEs started.
|2009||♦Merged with the Kyoto Small and Medium Enterprises Support Center Foundation||Expand and enhance the industry support functions and the framework.|
|2012||♦Minister Prize of METI awarded in Innovation Award 2013.|
|2013||♦ASTEM changed to a public interest incorporated foundation.||Changed to a public interest incorporated foundation|
|2015||♦Kyoto Lifetech Innovation Support Center (KLISC) and its branch open.
♦Social Innovation Laboratory Kyoto (SILK) open.
|Objective||By promoting science and technology and supporting corporate management, ASTEM will contribute to regional industry development and improving the quality of civic life.|
|Location||134 Chudoji Minamimachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto city (Kyoto Research Park east area)|
|Date of Establishment||August 9, 1988 (approved by the Kyoto Prefecture Governor) *October 1, 2009 : Merged with the Kyoto Small and Medium Enterprises Support Center Foundation *April 1, 2013 : Changed to a public interest incorporated foundation|
|Basic Fund||300 million JPY (100 million yen from Kyoto City, 50 million yen from Kyoto Prefecture, and 110 million yen from industry)|
|Facility||ASTEM Building (located in Kyoto Research Park east area)
Advanced Chemical Technology Center in Kyoto (located in Rakunan Shinto)
|Number of Staff Members||155 (as of April 1, 2017, including temporary and commissioned staff)|
|Operating Expense||2,374 million JPY (fiscal 2017 budget)|
|Chairman of Local Independent Administrative Agency Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University|
|Chair of Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Nanzan University
Professor Emeritus and Visiting Professor, Nagoya University
|Vice-Chairman||Keisuke Makino||Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University|
|Basic Fund||Makoto Ueda||Chief of Industrial Tourism Section of Kyoto city|
|Vice-president||Michihiko Minoh||Professor, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University|
|Masahiro Yoshimoto||Vice-president of Kyoto Institute of Technology, Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Electronics|