Supporting for Cutting-edge Industry Creation in the Fields of Environment and Energy

Innovate Kawasaki

In Kawasaki coastal area, a supporting system「Innovate Kawasaki」was established aiming to resolve common issue to all of humanity and make a significant contribution to the rest of the glove by promoting the creation and accumulation of cutting-edge industries. This system supports business development of cutting-edge technology in environment, energy and life science domains.

Kawasaki Coastal Zone

Targeted DistrictsA company engaged in the development and manufacturing of large-scale lithium ion batteries and power-supply apparatuses utilized this system and completed construction of a mass-scale plant in the coastal area in April 2010. Here, large lithium ion batteries with a world class safety rating have been mass-produced on the totally-automated production line. Large lithium ion batteries are indispensable for electric peak shedding and efficient use of renewable energies such as solar and wind power generation, helping to address energy issues.

Global Nanomicro Technology Business Incubation Center (NANOBIC)

At the NANOBIC located in the district of “Shin-Kawasaki Sozo no Mori (woods of creation),” Kawasaki City is supporting research and development based on processing and measurement technologies in the ultramicro and ultrafine field, from nanometer to micrometer. It is believed that these nanotechnologies and micro technologies will become a base of R&D in the environment and energy fields in the future, and they are expected to be applied, for instance, to elevated efficiency of solar power generation and mass production of fuel cells.

The NANOBIC is promoting joint use of research instruments and technical guidance in collaboration with the 4-Univerisity Nano/Micro Fabrication Consortium (consisting of Keio University, Waseda University, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tokyo University).