Startup Factory Kyushu

Kyushu Institute of Technology

Area of support

  • Networking support and space provision for nanosatellite startups
  • Design, development, production, testing, and operation of nanosatellites
  • Mass production design, prototyping and testing of nanosatellite constellations

Area of specialty

  • Support technology

    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Software
    • OthersArtificial satellites
  • Support Stage

    • Business Design
      (Consulting)
      Use of satellites
    • Specifications examination
      (requirement analysis)
      Use of satellites
    • Prototype design/
      manufacture
      Use of satellites
    • Design for mass productionUse of satellites
    • Mass production manufacture/
      assembly
      (small lots okay)
    • Product testingArtificial satellites
  • Products assisted

    • IoT/
      Information technology
    • Robots/
      industrial machinery
    • Medical and welfare
    • AerospaceArtificial satellites
    • Others

Display example

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

About

Profile

  • Company profile
    The Kyushu Institute of Technology is located in Fukuoka Prefecture. It is an incorporated national university, established in 1909. The Center for Nanosatellite Testing was established in 2010. This Center has provided one-stop environmental testing services for universities, companies, and emerging economies that wish to develop nanosatellites and equipment mounted on them but do not have the equipment. All kinds of tests can be performed on satellites and devices that are smaller than 50 cm and weigh less than 50 kg, including vibration tests, impact tests, thermal vacuum tests, thermal cycling tests, outgas tests, and electromagnetic wave testing, the only exception being radiation-related testing.
  • Overview of support
    Support for the design, development, production, testing, and operation of nanosatellites.
    Provision of testing services for mass production to satellite startup companies in Japan and from overseas that are having trouble moving toward mass production, as well as peripheral companies (component suppliers and local companies, etc.), in anticipation of the arrival of an era of the mass production of nanosatellites that use constellations.

Contact

Contact/Representative

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

Seiji Kawano

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • 1985: Graduated from Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College
  • Has worked at the Laboratory of Spacecraft Environment Interaction Engineering (La SEINE), Kyushu Institute of Technology since 2010.
  • Has also been responsible for public relations for the Center for Nanosatellite Testing, Kyushu Institute of Technology since 2010.

Message to startups

Fee free to inquire about nanosatellite development and use, space handling of civilian products, and space environment testing.

Hirokazu Masui

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • 2006: Graduated from Kyushu University Graduate School with a Ph.D. in engineering.
  • 2006: Post-doctoral researcher, Laboratory of Spacecraft Environment Interaction Engineering (La SEINE), Kyushu Institute of Technology.
  • 2010: Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Spacecraft Environment Interaction Engineering (La SEINE), Kyushu Institute of Technology.

CHO Mengu

Professional background/Areas of support, etc.

  • 1992: Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Director and Professor, Laboratory of Spacecraft Environment Interaction Engineering (La SEINE), Kyushu Institute of Technology since 2004.
  • Center Head, Nanosatellite Testing, Kyushu Institute of Technology since 2010.