Regional Information Gunma

Gunma Prefecture -  a suitable inland location with a substantial high-speed transportation network and less natural disasters.

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1-1-1,Ote-machi,Maebashi-shi,Gunma 371-8570
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The information below is as of November 2017.

Industries related to transport equipment

(Related sectors: Automobile and Transport Equipment)

Attractive features

Gunma Prefecture is a “manufacturing prefecture” where manufacturing accounts for more than 30% of the gross product of the prefecture. In addition to major companies including SUBARU, there are also many small and medium-sized enterprises with a high level of fundamental technology capability in terms of mold designing/manufacturing and metal working. Industries related to transportation equipment account for about 40% of the shipment value of products made in the prefecture.

Major education/research institutes of the industry

[Prefecture's major science and engineering universities]
Gunma University、School of Science and Technology
Gunma University Department of Production Science and Technology
Maebashi Institute of Technology Undergraduate Department of Industry
National Institute of technology,Gunma College
[Gunma Industrial Technology Center]
Industrial Technology Center, which is located in Maebashi City and Ota City, is a prefectural experiment and research institute that supports overall industrial technologies including the fields of machinery, environment, and food and biotechnology
[Innovation Center for Cooperative Research of Gunma University]
Implementation of cooperative researches with private companies, technology education and trainings for engineers, etc.

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

In order to take advantage of the potential of the concentration of industries, such as transport equipment manufacturing in Tochigi and Gunma prefectures, northern Ibaraki Precture and northern Saitama Prefecture, the creation of a network with institutions supporting the industry will be promoted. This network can be utilized to understand company needs and to provide comprehensive and effective implementation of relevant measures for ambitious and technologically sophisticated companies. In doing so, a world-class concentration of companies is expected.
(Regional Industry Revitalization Project, National Capital Region, Northern Region)

Environment-related industries

(Related sectors: Environment and Energy, Automobile and Transport Equipment, Electronics)

Attractive features

Based on the accumulated experiences related to manufacturing such as industry aggregation, technology, human resources, and regional resources, various approaches are being made to aggregate and promote “environment and energy related industries” that will create environmental technologies and products related to energy saving and new energy.

Major education/research institutes of the industry

[Prefecture's major science and engineering universities]
Gunma University,School of Science and Technology
Gunma University Department of Production Science and Technology
Maebashi Institute of Technology Undergraduate Department of Industry
National Institute of technology,Gunma College
[Gunma Industrial Technology Center]
Industrial Technology Center, which is located in Maebashi City and Ota City, is a prefectural experiment and research institute that supports overall industrial technologies including the field of machinery, environment, and biotechnology
[Innovation Center for Cooperative Research of Gunma University]
Implementation of cooperative researches with private companies, technology education and trainings for engineers, etc.

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

In order to take advantage of the potential for attracting transportation machinery and other related industries in Tochigi, Gunma, the northern part of Ibaraki, and the northern part of Saitama, the prefecture will promote the establishment of a network with organizations that support the industry; understand the needs of companies through this promotion; conduct a comprehensive and effective implementation of the related policies for enthusiastic companies with technological capacities. Through these efforts, the prefecture will strive for the development of a cluster of companies that can be recognized globally. (Local revitalization project by industry—Northern Tokyo metropolitan area)

Healthcare and food industry

(Related sectors: Life science, Food manufacturing)

Attractive features

Whilst having a university and hospitals with leading medical-/pharmaceutical-related center of excellence (COEs) and companies with some of the best biotechnologies in the world, Gunma is making an industry-academy-government effort towards establishment of a base for the advanced medical industry.

  • Gunma Prefecture is "a hub for food industries" with a cluster of large corporations producing "national-brand" products and SMEs taking advantage of regional agricultural resources.
Major education/research institutes of the industry

Institutions of higher education such as Gunma University and Maebashi Institute of Technology, R&D bases such as Takasaki Advanced Radiation Research Institute of National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology and Gunma Industrial Technology Center, and medical facilities such as Gunma University Hospital and the four prefectural hospitals are partnering in collaboration between engineering and medicine.

Gunma University Hospital

“Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical Center” was established through the collaboration between Gunma Prefecture and Gunma University, and can provide the world's most advanced cancer treatment. It is the nation's first of this kind to be built within the university hospital.

Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

In order to take advantage of the potential of concentrated transportation machinery and other related industries in Tochigi, Gunma, the northern part of Ibaraki, and the northern part of Saitama, the prefecture will promote the establishment of a network with organizations that support the industry; understand the needs of companies through this promotion; conduct a focused comprehensive and effective implementation of the related policies for enthusiastic companies with technological capacities. Through these efforts, the prefecture will strive for the development of a cluster of companies that can be recognized globally. (Local revitalization project by industry—Northern Tokyo metropolitan area)