▼Business Development
We have also been accumulating a number of intellectual properties and much know-how through our research activities. One of our major missions is to offer this wealth of “soft assets” for society’s use in a broad range of applications, thus making a significant contribution to society.

Invested Start-up Companies byKeihanna ATR Fund Affiliated_companies Licenses Global Innovation Ecosystem Please click each title. You can confirm the details of each company.

▼Affiliate Companies

Business affiliates were established to commercialize products and services based on ATR's research outcomes.They have served as the core agents of commercialization in the ATR Group and have achieved successful results since 2004.

ATR-Promotions Inc. 

Our missions are to develop and to market products relating to speech and sensor technologies developed by ATR. We also provides services to support advanced neuroimaging research.

ATR Learning Technology Corp 

We create new learning environment in collaboration with foreign-language learning technology "ATR CALL" based on ATR's studies and know-how in education support of Uchida Yoko Co.,Ltd.

ATR-Trek o.,Ltd. 

We promote speech recognition and translation technologies by combining speech recognition technologies of ATR and embedded software of FueTrek Co.,Ltd.

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▼Companies Invested by "Keihanna ATR Fund"

Keihanna ATR Fund* established in 2015 has invested 15 start-up companies as of April 2021. ATR accelerates business development based on its R & D outcome by conducting joint R & D with, and/or providing technical licensing / support to these startups, thus contributes to the vitalization of Keihanna Science City.
*Kansai Science City ATR-Venture NVCC Investment Limited Partnership

*Kansai Science City ATR-Venture NVCC Investment Limited Partnership.


Blue innovation delivers drone-based solution services based on Blue Earth Platform, an application of ATR's Ubiquitous Network Robot Platform(UNR-PF).* Ubiquitous Network Robot Platform
* Ubiquitous Network Robot Platform

YUKAI Engineering Inc.

YUKAI Engineering offers communication robot solutions. It collaborates with ATR to improve the value of the robot by applying ATR's deep interaction technology.

Supreme System Co., Ltd.

Supreme System strengthens its service "Moptar" using a flow line analysis system originated in part from ATR's psition measurement software.

XNef Inc.

We develop diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, software, etc. applying the decoded neurofeedback (DecNef).


SmartScan develops a business model which dramatically reduces time and effort necessary for brain's medical image diagnosis based on MRI. https://www.smartscan.co.jp/?lang=en


TVISION INSIGHTRS delivers services on media research, measurement/analysis of TVCMs and programs. https://www.tvisioninsights.com/

ANYCOLOR.inc. (former Ichikara Inc.)

ANYCOLOR runs Vtuber managemant business.It collaborates with ATR in the development of next generation Vtuber based on multiple modalities. https://www.anycolor.co.jp/en/

FIT CO.,Ltd.


Aidea Inc.


A.I.Viewlife co. ltd.

WaveArrays Inc.

BackTech Inc.


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▼Global Innovation Ecosystem

We are building a global innovation ecosystem in Keihanna Science City.

Startup Support

In collaboration with world’s leading innovation partners, we are providing an acceleration program “KGAP+” to support Japanese and overseas startups in marketing their products or services together with Japanese enterprises. The “Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo-Kobe Consortium” has been selected by the Japanese government as “Startup Ecosystem Global Hub City” and Keihanna is acting as a hub for developing startups in the Kansai region.

Open Innovation Promotion Support

We are building and operating “KOSAINN”, a platform to create issue-driven and business development projects for Japanese enterprises through open innovation. We organize teams with startups and researchers from Japan and abroad, making the project pioneering and agile. “KOSAINN+” is also being carried out with supports of the governmental agencies in Israel and Canada.

KGAP+: Keihanna Global Acceleration Program Plus、KOSAINN:Keihanna Open Global Service Platform for Accelerated Co-Innovation

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Our research outcomes over the years have enabled us to license patents and other intellectual properties to collaborations, who in some cases have gone on to develop their own products from these outcomes.In this wey, we help partners to achieve value creation.

Karydo TherapeutiX, Inc.

We develop/provide therapeutic/diagnostic/medical R&D solutions based on the Thomas N. Sato BioMEC-X Labs' data science technology.

Telenoid Healthcare Company

We provide new communication services for elderly people, based on the tele-operated robot Telenoid™ developed by Hiroshi Ishiguro Labs.

Stroly Inc.

As a start-up company developed from ATR, Stroly Inc. plans, develops, and operates the online map platform Stroly.

AI, Inc.

AI, Inc. develops/markets the high-quality speech synthesis solution AITalk&#reg;, using ATR’s corpus-based speech synthesis.

FEAT Limited

FEAT provides language processing and translation technologies to assist cross-language communication.