Agri-Food Business Innovation Center, NARO

Message

It has been one year since the launching of the Agri-Food Business Innovation Center on April 2016, and for the past year, we have actively pursued our mandate as part of the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO).

With NARO's aim to accelerate the dissemination of research achievements and maximize the utilization and public implementation, we have been tasked to lead in developing innovative strategies for the creation of an agri-food industry in a so-called "market-in" and "on-demand" approach of incorporating the needs and demand of the market into the product.

Now we are trying to gain wider recognition among private companies and agricultural corporations. We have already made significant progress in disseminating our mission and have been recognized as a reliable research institution in agricultural innovation through various activities in the past year. As our first achievement, we have succeeded in introducing and popularizing specific technologies, more importantly, in establishing partnerships with business enterprises and organizations, and earning their trust in the process. As a result, we have been able to initiate some collaborative projects with large agricultural corporations and food companies.

We are only half-way through our mission, we hope to promote various activities on our second year, perform our duties, and aim for the "open innovation" of NARO. We would appreciate your continued support and cooperation.

April 1, 2017
Makoto SAKAI
Director
Agri-Food Business Innovation Center

Corporate Number 7050005005207