Objectives and Missions


JAIST Venture Business Laboratory (VBL) was established in the Center for Investigation of Advanced Science and Technology in September 2002 aiming at creation of new industry. The missions of JAIST-VBL were integrated with the Center in April 2009. The Center promotes business ventures and creative R&D projects which may lead to industry-academia-government collaborations, and cultivate human resources having professional skills.


JAIST-VBL provides a place where creative R&D projects are undertaken to create new businesses. It also cultivates human resources with professional skills.


  1. JAIST-VBL calls for themes from young researchers and students, and supports to commercialize them.
  2. JAIST-VBL recruits motivated students and researchers nationwide, and conducts creative education through practice.