Regional Information Matsuyama city

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Industrial location and International economy section, Regional Economy Division, Matsuyama City

7-2, Nibanchou-4choume, Matsuyama-city, Ehime Prefecture 790-8571
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Matsuyama city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Biotechnology industry

(Related sectors: Life Science)

Attractive features

This is the research hub for Professor Yaeta Endo at Ehime University who developed the first technology in the world for synthesizing proteins in a test tube. This synthesis technology can be applied to many fields, most particularly the medical care field, and researchers in these fields have high expectations of the technology. It is being used in a variety of research at Ehime University as well, primarily malaria research, and that research is being supported and followed throughout the world. Furthermore, the prefecture, city, chambers of commerce and Japan Association of Corporate Executives are cooperating with Professor Endo to provide support for his technology.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • CellFree Sciences Co., Ltd.
Major education/research institutes of the industry
  • Ehime University ( Cell-free Science and Technology Research Center, Proteo-Medicine Research Center)
  • Ehime Institute of Industrial Technology
Major industry cluster plans, special zones and industry-government-academia collaboration of the industry

Industry-academia-government collaboration between Ehime University, Ehime Prefecture, Matsuyama city, the Matsuyama Chamber of Commerce, and Japan Association of Corporate Executives.

Environment-related industries

(Related sectors: Environment and energy)

Attractive features

Under the "Matsuyama Sunshine Project," citizens, companies and the city administration cooperate with the aim of preventing global warming and creating industries. As a part of this project, efforts are being made to promote the introduction of solar power generation in public facilities, houses and offices, etc., sell green energy certificates, and support environmental business models such as new energy and energy-saving. Plants of the company that has the largest market share in the world in solar cell producing equipment and solar panel producing/construction companies are being accumulated in this city.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry
  • NPC Incorporated