The Global Research Center for Food and Medical Innovation(FMI) is situated in the north of Hokkaido University’s Sapporo Campus.
The Center building is a place for innovative research and development (R&D) by the Industry-Academia-Municipality collaboration, social implementation of the achievements and talks with citizens. With this building at the core, the Center for FMI promotes and supports R&D projects through the joining of food, excercises, health and medical sectors for generating innovation.
The Center of Innovation (COI) proposal submitted by Hokkaido University was selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) under their Center of Innovation Science and Technology based Radical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (COI STREAM) .
Accordingly, Hokkaido University has launched the COI Site : innovative Food & Healthcare MASTER and the COI R&D activities has been implemented mainly at the Global Research Center for FMI.