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Okayama University Okayama University Research Promotion Organization Professor Masataka Nakayama’s proposal has been selected for the JST “University-based New Industry Creation Fund Project Deep Tech Startup International Expansion Program (D-Glo

National University Corporation Okayama University
[Okayama University] Okayama University Research Promotion
Organization Professor Masataka Nakayama’s proposal has been selected for the JST “University-based New Industry Creation Fund Project Deep Tech Startup International Expansion Program (D-Global)”
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March 31, 2024 (Reiwa 6) National University Corporation Okayama University https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/
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◆Overview
The theme proposed by Professor Masataka Nakayama of the National University Corporation Okayama University (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Okayama City, President: Yasutomo Nasu) of the Research Promotion Organization, “Research and development toward international expansion of renal function improving drugs for chronic kidney disease,” was On March 22, 2024, we were selected for the Deep Tech Startup International Expansion Program (D-Global), a university-based new industry creation fund project, by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
This program aims to create deep tech startups that have the potential to create a large impact on society and the economy, and to grow their business significantly, including international expansion, by using technology seeds from universities as the core. In principle, you can receive support for research and development costs of about 300 million yen in total over a period of about 20 years.
Professor Nakayama will advance research and development of a drug that restores kidney function based on a newly elucidated mechanism for chronic kidney disease/podocytopathy caused by damage to kidney podocytes, and will establish a startup to expand internationally. The project was selected as one of six selected projects out of 32 applications.
In response to this selection, Professor Nakayama said, “We are very grateful to those who highly evaluated our efforts. Kidney disease is an area with high unmet medical needs. We look forward to accelerating our efforts to achieve this goal.”
Please note that research under this project is scheduled to begin in April 2024. Please look forward to the future activities of Okayama University and Professor Nakayama, a regional core and distinctive research university.
◆Reference
・National Research and Development Agency Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) “University-based New Industry Creation Fund Project Deep Tech Startup International Expansion Program (D-Global)”
 https://www.jst.go.jp/program/startupkikin/deeptech/index.html ・Okayama University Research Promotion Organization
 https://www.orsd.okayama-u.ac.jp/
・Okayama University Innovation Management Core (IMaC) Venture Support Field  https://venture.okayama-u.ac.jp/
・Okayama University “Okayama Venture Support Terrace V-Story” Entrepreneurship Consultation Desk
 https://venture.okayama-u.ac.jp/consultation/
-Reference event: Professor Nakayama will also be on stage! – Aiming for startup success – Introduction of startup cases and GAP Fund – [4/18, Thursday Okayama University Shikata Campus]
https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/tp/event/event_id3325.html

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 TEL: 086-251-7112 E-mail: start-up1◎adm.okayama-u.ac.jp
 https://venture.okayama-u.ac.jp/
– Regarding collaboration with Okayama University Hospital (for those involved in pharmaceutical and medical device companies) – Okayama University Hospital New Medical Research and Development Center 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8558 From the URL below Please contact us regarding the relevant project: http://shin-iryo.hospital.okayama-u.ac.jp/ph_company/ – Regarding collaboration with Okayama University Hospital (for medical personnel and researchers) – Okayama University Hospital Research Promotion Division Industry-academia-government collaboration promotion 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama 700-8558 TEL: 086-235-7983 E-mail: ouh-csnw◎adm.okayama-u.ac.jp *Please replace ◎ with @ http://shin-iryo.hospital.okayama-u.ac.jp/medical/-For inquiries regarding Okayama University’s industry-academia-government
collaboration, etc.- Okayama University Research Promotion
Organization Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Headquarters 1-1-1 Tsushima Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8530 Okayama University Tsushima Campus Main Building 1F TEL: 086-251-8463 E-mail: sangaku◎okayama-u.ac.jp *Replace ◎ with @ Please replace https://www.orsd.okayama-u.ac.jp/
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