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RIKEN Baton Zone Program (BZP)

Hiromichi Matsuo Program Director: Hiromichi Matsuo

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.


Vaccine Innovation Laboratory
Ken-ichi Masuda (Ph.D.)
Satellite Orbital State Control Laser Laboratory
Tadanori Fukushima (M.A.E./M.S.A.E.)
Cell and Gene Therapy in Ophthalmology Laboratory
Seiji Hori (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.)

Contact Information

N101 Office Annex
2-1 Hirosawa
Wako, Saitama
351-0198 Japan
Email: bz-office [at] riken.jp