Regional Information Osaka city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Environment and energy

(Related sectors: Environment and Energy (Smart Grid))

Attractive features

Companies playing leading roles in environmental and new energy industries are concentrated mainly in the Osaka and Kansai region, particularly in the Osaka Bay area. In addition, a number of battery production bases have been constructed mainly in the Osaka Bay area, and Kansai is now transforming itself to become the battery factory of the world.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry

Panasonic Corporation

Major education/research institutes of the industry

A large number of R&D operations are concentrated in Osaka, from universities conducting basic research on electrical science to public R&D centers, assessment centers, and the head offices and R&D departments of major electrical manufacturers.

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

In 2016, the National Laboratory for Advanced Energy Storage Technologies (NLAB), one of the largest testing and evaluating facilities for large-scale battery energy storage systems in the world, was completed in the Sakishima District of Osaka City, and is now providing testing services.

Life Science

(Related sectors: Life science)

Attractive features

A large number of pharmaceutical companies have been concentrated in Osaka, and particularly in Dosho-machi, since olden times. The concentration of companies is now made up of bio-related pharmaceutical companies and food manufacturers in all regions of Osaka City as well as the chemical and medical equipment companies that support them.

Principal Japanese companies in the industry

Tekeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation