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RIKEN Baton Zone Program (BZP)

Hidetoshi  Kotera(D.Eng.) Program Director: Hidetoshi Kotera (D.Eng.)

The RIKEN Baton Zone Program manages and 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.


Voxel Engineering Laboratory
Takeshi Matsubayashi
Vaccine Innovation Laboratory
Ken-ichi Masuda (Ph.D.)
Satellite Orbital State Control Laser Laboratory
Tadanori Fukushima
Benno Laboratory
Yoshimi Benno (D.V.M., Ph.D.)
Nakamura Laboratory
Shinichiro Nakamura (Ph.D.)
Sugiyama Laboratory
Yuichi Sugiyama (Ph.D.)
Yokoyama Laboratory
Shigeyuki Yokoyama (Ph.D.)
RIKEN-JEOL Collaboration Center
Keiichi Nanba (D.Eng.)
Nano-crystallography unit
Yusuke Nishiyama (Ph.D.)
Multi-Modal Microstructure Analysis Unit
Yosky Kataoka (M.D., Ph.D.)
Robotics Project
Michihiko Minoh (D.Eng.)
Man-Machine Collaboration Research Team
Jun Morimoto (Ph.D.)
Behavior Learning Research Team
Yutaka Nakamura (D.Eng.)
Interactive Robot Research Team
Takashi Minato (D.Eng)
Multimodal Data Recognition Research Team
Yasutomo Kawanishi (Ph.D.)
Psychological Process Research Team
Wataru Sato (Ph.D.)
Knowledge Acquisition and Dialogue Research Team
Koichiro Yoshino (Ph.D.)

Contact Information

553 Main Research Bldg.
2-1 Hirosawa
Wako, Saitama
351-0198 Japan
Email: bz-office [at] riken.jp