Centers & Labs

RIKEN Innovation Center (RInC)

Akihiro  Fujita
Akihiro Fujita

The RIKEN Innovation Center (RInC) is an office in the RIKEN Cluster for Industry Partnerships (CIP). RInC manages the Baton Zone program, which supports the transfer of RIKEN’s scientific achievements into commercial products through partnerships with private companies. Under this program, researchers from RIKEN and private companies work together on focused research projects tackling specific technological challenges. The scope of the program is twofold: on one hand it provides opportunities for corporate researchers and technicians to work in RIKEN laboratories, and on the other it supports the creation of research teams working on projects proposed by private companies.


  • Glass Molding and Optics Simulation Laboratory
    Eiji Ishiyama
  • GlycoTargeting Research Laboratory
    Taiji Shimoda
  • Voxel Engineering Laboratory
    Takeshi Matsubayashi

Contact information

2-1 Hirosawa
Wako, Saitama
351-0198 Japan
Tel: +81-(0)48-462-5459
Fax: +81-(0)48-462-4718

Email: bz-office [at]

Recent research results

February 23, 2015: Press Release
The strong robot with the gentle touch