Agri-Food Business Innovation Center, NARO

ABIC Overview

Towards open innovation in the agri-food industry

The NARO Agri-Food Bussiness Innovation Center (ABIC) was established in line with the re-organization of the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization from April 2016 to to address the currents trends in the global agri-food business via efficient technology transfer and collaborative research projects, development of viable marketing strategies; promotional activities and events aimed at business corporations; and efficient management and utilization of NARO technology, human resources and intellectual property.

Our Mission

  • Implementation of projects that will bridge the needs and producer-driven solutions of NARO representing Japan's food and agriculture research agency and private enterprises.
  • Promoting joint research collaborations and product development by building networks with private enterprises and agricultural corporations.
  • Developing new demands and market-oriented proposals and research the construction industry value chain.
  • Technology Information that is accumulated in NARO, aggregating human resources, patents of seeds information and presented in an easily understandable form.
  • Promoting technology transfer via active communication with private enterprises by conducting events, seminars, matching and sales promotion.
  • Accumulating and sharing of know-how and expertise of technology transfer, aiming to level up the achievement transfer activities of the entire NARO.

Promoting a wide range of collaboration

Promotion of the NARO Industry-Academia-Government collaboration network through expansion of membership (membership fee free).

At NARO, Development of Technology for Agriculture and Food sector, aiming to the popularization of industrial world, we are recruiting member for Industry-academia-government collaboration network, mainly targeting agricultural officials and universities. Please check from the industry-academia-government collaboration network member page for further details.

Achievements of the Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration

Functional tea beverage "Benifuki." and Farm Oriented Enhancing Aquatic System (FOEAS)


ABIC Organization

The NARO Agri-Food Bussiness Innovation Center (ABIC) was established in line with the re-organization of the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization from April 2016 to to address the currents trends in the global agri-food business via efficient technology transfer and collaborative research projects, development of viable marketing strategies; promotional activities and events aimed at business corporations; and efficient management and utilization of NARO technology, human resources and intellectual property.

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