About KICK (Keihanna Open Innovation Center @ KYOTO)
A growing Kansai Science City
Kansai Science City aims to develop a new city model for the future, and through industry-academia-government cooperation as part of a national project, develop groundbreaking technology, create new industries, and promote innovative forms of culture, all while coordinating efforts with other cultural and technological research institutions around the world.
Basic Concepts of KICK
Create a new value through collaboration of Industry & Academia
Take advantage of the potential of regional resources
Innovate smart life and culture
The 4 R&D Themes being developed by KICK
Smart LifeResearch that contributes to the development of long and healthy yet safe and secure "smart" lives by providing support for healthcare and life innovation to boost the health of the region's residents.
Smart Energy & ICTResearch that focuses primarily on smart energy sources such as solar energy and hydrogen fuel cells, as well as research into the use of lifestyle ICT systems as a base upon which we can develop an advanced future city model.
Smart AgricultureResearch which contributes to the creation of a healthy and long-lived society and brings out the unique Japanese potential of farms, through the development of high-quality products using cultivation techniques which utilize groundbreaking technology, and application of functional food products, etc.
Smart Culture & EducationResearch which works towards creating a future society with new values based on the fusion of science and culture, by training skilled human resources through education which utilizes the region's cultural background and resources, while also working to protect, archive, and pass on those manufacturing skills accumulated over the past generations.