NIMS Venture Company Information

Commercializing results to disseminate NIMS research outcomes

2024.01.09 Update

NIMS considers the creation of spin-off ventures as one effective means of technology transfer. We actively support ventures that contribute to society based on the philosophy that "The true value of materials is in their use." This is made possible through the efficient utilization of NIMS's personnel, technology, facilities, and equipment. Here, we introduce the venture companies that have been established with our support and are currently continuing in business.
(Note that venture companies that have ceased operations are not listed.)

There are two categories of NIMS ventures as follows:

1) NIMS ventures

NIMS Ventures started by NIMS employees

Scientia Concors Inc.

NIMS Venture No. 18

Company information

Established: June 1, 2022 CEO: Han Zhang Business:

  • Manufacturing and sales of electron sources
  • Manufacturing and sales of electron source modules
  • Manufacturing and sales of imaging devices
  • All business activities related to the above
Capital: 10 million JPY Location: 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047, Japan (within NIMS grounds)

Qception Corporation

NIMS Venture No. 17

Company information

Established: May 2, 2022 CEO: Gaku Imamura Business activities:

  • Planning, manufacturing, and sales of sensor-related products
  • Fabrication and installation consulting for sensor-related products
  • Sample analysis
  • Software and application development
  • All business activities related to the above
Capital: 1 million JPY Location: 2-1-6 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047, Japan

Thermalytica Inc.

NIMS Venture No. 16

Company information

Established: April 20, 2021 CEO Kazuo Konuma Business activities:

  • Manufacturing and sales of thermal insulation and heat-shielding materials
  • Research, development, and consultancy services related to thermal insulation and heat-shielding materials
  • All business activities related to the above
Capital: 70.05 million JPY Location: 3-13 Sakura, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0003, Japan (within NIMS grounds)

Priways Co., Ltd.

NIMS Venture No. 15

Company information

Established: April 17, 2018 CEO Hayato Kawashima
Business activities:

  • Support and consultancy for introducing manufacturing processes related to printing technology
  • Brokerage of equipment related to printing technology
  • Development and sales of original equipment and materials related to printing technology
  • Development and sales of programs related to printing technology
Capital: 1.1 million JPY Location: 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044, Japan (within NIMS grounds)Location:

Material Innovation Tsukuba Co., Ltd.

NIMS Venture No. 14

Company information

Established: November 17, 2017 Representative director: Jie Tang Business activities:

  • Manufacturing and sales of functional materials for super-capacitors
  • Provision and sales of material structural characteristic information related to functional materials
  • Consulting services related to the above activities
  • All business activities related to the above
Capital: 66.025 million JPY Location: 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047, Japan (within NIMS grounds)

Aquze LLC

NIMS Venture No. 13

Company information

Established: November 22, 2017
CEO Jin Kawakita Business activities:

  • Design of advanced electronic moisture sensors and similar
  • Manufacturing of electronic devices and similar
  • Sales of electronic devices and similar
  • Marketing of electronic devices and similar
  • Planning and development of electronic devices and similar
  • Consulting for electronic devices and similar
  • Services utilizing electronic devices and similar
  • All business activities related to the above
Capital: 1.1 million JPY Location: 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044, Japan (within NIMS grounds)

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E-Crystal Co., Ltd.

NIMS Venture No. 11

Company information

Established:  September 16, 2015
Representative director: Kiyoshi Shimamura Business activities:

  • Manufacturing and sales of single crystals
  • and sales of crystals developed at NIMS, along with the sale of related technologies
  • All business activities related to the above
Capital: 1.5 million JPY Location: TS Heights 201, 1055-281 Shimohirooka, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0042, Japan

Sialon Co., Ltd.

NIMS Venture No. 10

Company information

Established: June 1, 2012 Representative director: Kousei Takahashi Business activities:

  • Manufacturing, processing, outsourcing, sales, and import/export of the following products:
    • Phosphors such as sialon and parts utilizing them
    • Sialon, nitrides, other ceramics, and their composite materials
    • Parts and devices for lighting, displays, and optical applications
    • Decorative items, art products, beauty-related products
  • All business activities related to the above
  • Capital: 9 million JPY Location: 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044, Japan (within NIMS grounds)

Comet, Inc.

NIMS Venture No. 7

Company information

Established: December 26, 2007 Representative director: Kenichiro Takahashi Business activities:


  • Contract research for the discovery, development, and evaluation of new functional materials
  • Manufacturing and sales of new functional materials
  • Contract production and evaluation of thin films for semiconductors, etc.
  • Provision of structural and characteristic information of materials related to the above
  • Manufacturing and sales of equipment for the discovery, development, and evaluation of new functional materials
  • Consulting services related to the above
Capital: 90.98 million JPY Location:  5-9-5 Tokodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 300-2635, Japan
TEL: +81-29-855-8055 / FAX: +81-29-855-8056

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Probe Laboratory Inc

NIMS Venture No. 6

Company information

Established: August 22, 2006 Representative director: Teruaki Fujito Business activities: Design, manufacture, sales, delivery, and maintenance of NMR signal detectors Capital: 4 million JPY Location: 1-7-17 Kawasaki, Hamura, Tokyo, 205-0021, Japan TEL: +81-42-555-2064

Materials Design Technology Co., Ltd.

NIMS Venture No. 3

Company information

Established: September 12, 2003 Representative director: Akihiro Ishibashi Business activities:

  • Development, sales, and maintenance of materials thermodynamics databases
  • Development, sales, and maintenance of software related to material science
  • Scientific and technical computing services
  • Technical consulting and design support related to materials
Capital: 10 million JPY Location: 28th Floor, Shinagawa Intercity A, 2-15-1 Konan, Minato, Tokyo, 108-6028, Japan Collaborating institutions: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tohoku University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Interscience Co., Ltd.

OXIDE Corporation

NIMS Venture No. 2

Company information

Established: October 18, 2000 President and CEO: Yasunori Furukawa Business activities:

  • Manufacture and sale of optoelectronics single crystals
  • Applications of stoichiometric LiNbO3 and LiTaO3: wavelength conversion elements, optical modulators, optical switches, wavelength-selective elements, hologram memory
  • Applications of undoped TiO2, YVO4: optical isolators, optical circulators
  • Applications of Nd-doped YVO4: solid-state lasers
  • Applications of SBN: novel electro-optical elements
  • Commissioned production and consulting services for various single crystals
  • Research and development of optical communications modules
Capital: 1,754 million JPY Major shareholders: Crystal Systems Corporation, Covalent Materials Corporation, venture capitals including Tokyo Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co., Ltd., individuals Location:  1747-1 Makihara, Takagawa, Hokuto, Yamanashi, 408-0302, Japan

2) Ventures based on NIMS results

NIMS Ventures other than NIMS-originated ventures

Japan Superconductivity Applications Development Inc.

NIMS Venture No. 19

Company information

Established: February 7, 2023 CEO Masato Otsubo Business activities:

  • Development, manufacturing, and sales of superconducting wire applications
  • Development, manufacturing, and sales of superconducting wires
  • Surveys and consulting services related to superconducting wire applications and devices
  • All business activities related to the above
Capital: 10 million JPY Head Office: 370 Enzo, Chigasaki, Kanagawa, 253-0084, Japan