Open Network Lab BioHealth

Seed Accelerator Program’s 1st Batch Kickoff on 9/3!


Turn your science into business

The rapid advances in elucidation of life mechanisms, improvement of analytical techniques, and data conversion in recent years have made it clear that biotechnology and healthcare will have a significant impact on the socioeconomic environment in the near future, as was the case with IT in the past. Researchers and engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset will play a key role.

In order to give back to society, it is essential to collaborate not only with researchers, but also with companies, universities, government, and investors. By forming an ecosystem with these parties, Open Network Lab BioHealth will support the commercialization of biotechnology and healthcare business.

Target Fields Include:

Drug Discovery, Drug Discovery Support, Digital Medicine, Medical Devices, Health Information Management, Preventive Care, Nursing Care, Healthcare Service, Healthcare Data Analytics, Food, Agriculture, Synthetic Biology, Chemical/​Materials,​ etc.
*We also welcome IT/data-based biotech/healthcare businesses.


  • 武田薬品工業株式会社
  • MSD株式会社
  • アステラス
  • 帝人ファーマ
  • 田辺三菱
  • ベーリンガーインゲルハイム
  • エーザイ
  • 第一三共
  • 大日本住友製薬
  • 菱ケミカル
  • シオノギ製薬
  • LINK-J
  • iPark
  • Tipness
  • 大正製薬
  • 中外製薬
  • ニチレイ
  • Welby
  • バイエル薬品株式会社
  • JT
  • 協和発酵キリン
  • サンスターグループ

Global Network

Full support to commercialize ideas/technologies and
to survive the “Valley of Death”

This seed accelerator program specializes in the biotechnology and healthcare fields where innovations are expected under the influence of the IT revolution. It will utilize the strengths of the IT business, investment, and startup development knowledge that Digital Garage has acquired over the years.

Applications are open to researchers, engineers, or entrepreneurs with high technical capabilities, promising research results, or business plans. We will provide full support for four and a half months by providing up to 10 million yen in activity funds per startup, free incubation space (office and wet laboratory), mentoring from experts and senior entrepreneurs in Japan and overseas, and final presentation (Demo Day) to find funding sources and joint research partners.


IT Area Support

Specialized Area Support

Management Strategy support



Wet Lab


Futurist Meetup

We bring together biotechnology/healthcare and IT professionals to create a community
where people can find colleauges and build ideas from concrete discussions.

Next Meetup

6th Futurist Meetup

Futurist Meetup Vol.9 “An Embryologist and Law Philosopher’s Vision of the Future of Reproductive Medicine”

August 22, 2018 (7:00 - 9:00pm)

Let's discuss about our future with reproduce medicine.

See more

Past Meetup

Futurist Meetup @ Kobe
Futurist Meetup Vol. 8
Futurist Meetup Vol. 7
Open Network Lab BioHealth Information Session @ Osaka
Open Network Lab BioHealth Information Session @ Tokyo
Open Network Lab BioHealth Information Session @ Tokyo
第6回『English Title』
第3回『医療現場 x VR/AR』

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