Startup Factory Tohoku

Co-LABO MAKER

Area of support

  • Development, prototypes (all kinds, but especially materials and life sciences)
  • Some mass production design and trial production

Area of specialty

  • Support technology

    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Software
    • OthersChemical/semi-conductor/bio R&D
  • Support Stage

    • Business Design
      (Consulting)
      We can share our experiences in launching our start-up as a business.
    • Specifications examination
      (requirement analysis)
      Can refer you to technologies/equipment needed for the product being considered.
    • Prototype design/
      manufacture
      Can refer you to technologies/equipment needed to make prototypes
    • Design for mass productionCan refer you to technology/equipment for testing needed to move to mass production.
    • Mass production manufacture/
      assembly
      (small lots okay)
    • Product testingCan refer you to technology/equipment for product evaluation based on your requests
  • Products assisted

    • IoT/
      Information technology
      Can refer you to prototyping and evaluation equipment needed for IoT projects.
    • Robots/
      industrial machinery
      Can refer you to necessary prototyping and evaluation equipment.
    • Medical and welfareCan refer you to necessary testing equipment/labs and evaluation equipment
    • AerospaceCan refer you to necessary prototyping and evaluation equipment.
    • OthersChemical/Bio:Can refer you to necessary testing equipment/labs and evaluation equipment

Display example

  • Has track record
  • Able to assist
  • Unable to assist

About

Profile

  • Company profile
    We operates a sharing platform of research resources, which especially focusing on laboratory equipment. We connect people who want to use laboratory equipment and technology with people who want to be compensated for providing those things. We provide packages which can simplify transactions. Users can perform experiments and prototyping, even if they do not have the money or equipment themselves. They can use all kinds of methods, no matter what their expertise is. The equipment providers can leverage the equipment they own to make money and to obtain opportunities and information about needs. We create an ecosystem in which research resources can be circulated across organizational barriers. This ecosystem will realize a lot of new projects and collaborations.
  • Overview of support
    We search for external R&D resources and provide a sharing system to allow the use of those resources, and a network of R&D equipment extending across Japan.
    Startups can use our services to find the equipment and technology that they need and use them on a one-off basis for a reasonable fee, even if they don`t have the equipment or technology for mass production.
    Further, in Tohoku, we collaborate with other support organizations. We provide systems and services to other organizations.
    By collaborating with Co-LABO MAKER, other support organizations can use their internal R&D resources, effectively. They obtain what they don`t have from external sources, and provide more effective support to startups.
    We also provide a contact point for exhibiting the services and products of the startups we support.

Contact

Contact/Representative

English Support Level
Telephone/Mail support
Conversational
Sales / Concept meeting
Conversational
Technical meeting
Conversational

Yuki Furuya

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • 2011: Completed the master’s program of Tohoku University Graduate School of Engineering.
  • 2011-2017: Showa Denko K.K.d
  • 2017 - : C&A Corporation
  • 2017 - : Doctoral program of Tohoku University Graduate School of Engineering.
  • 2017 - : Representative Director, Co-LABO MAKER

Message to startups

We were also a startup, the same as you. Startups face difficulties due to insufficient access to all kinds of resources. We want to provide support that will make up for those resources that are lacking. If you cannot find the equipment you need, or if you do not know what kind of experiments you need to perform, we can help you with both, so feel free to contact us.

Harutaka Aoki

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • 2017: Completed the master’s program of Tohoku University Graduate School of Science.
  • 2017 - 2017: Oriental Giken Inc.
  • 2017 - : Co-LABO MAKER