KSP, Inc. was established in December 1986 as the core entity of the Kanagawa Science Park, a project designed to realize the “Brain Center Framework” policy of Kanagawa Prefecture and the aim of Kawasaki City to become a mecca for science, technology, and research and development in Japan and Asia. Before completion of the Kanagawa Science Park, KSP, Inc., initiated business incubation in October 1987. As a front runner in this business, KSP, Inc. has been involved in the start-up of over 300 businesses.
Over the long term, KSP, Inc. has established a support system for venture business based on know how accumulated through both successful and failed enterprises. From 1997, KSP, Inc. started a venture capital business to enhance its role as an incubator in accordance with trends in the field of venture business. Investing in the stock of venture companies is not still undertaken by other incubators in Japan today.
Based on the original concept of KSP, I am eager to create a “New KSP”. Specifically, KSP, Inc. will become a global platform for R&D companies in Asia by 1) establishing a model for the creation and support of new ventures, 2) strengthening support for Japanese start-ups entering overseas market, and 3) promoting exchange between overseas venture companies and Japanese companies.
Expectations for the “New KSP” are high, as we expand globally while making the most of our local plentiful resources in the Kawasaki, Kanagawa area.
4.5 billion yen
Public sector : 34.2%
Supporting start-up businesses, fostering entrepreneurship, supporting early and mid-stage companies and networking