LifeHub Japan

LifeHub Japan unites Bayer’s regional innovation centers in Osaka, Kobe and Tokyo. Japan has a strong history of innovation, ranking second only to the US for its number of Nobel prizes in the natural sciences, with breakthroughs including, for example, the discovery that mature cells can be converted to stem cells.  

LifeHub Japan is a science-focused hub at the heart of Osaka.

CoLaborator Kobe is centrally located in one of the largest biomedical innovation clusters of Japan in the city of Kobe with Kobe forming the international research and development center of advanced medical technology in Japan.

Through the G4A Tokyo program Bayer seeks to collaborate with startups to develop solutions to the real challenges it faces.

What’s in it for you?

  • Collaboration opportunities
    Jointly research and partner with us, evaluating collaboration opportunities in Japan by scientific experts and networking among academic researchers and Bayer.

  • Events
    Join seminars led by scientists, as well as experts in life science fields and venture capitalists. Educational and networking events are also organized on a regular basis.

  • Business support
    Get guidance and support in the areas of business development, regulatory matters, procurement, venture capital funding, lab and office space in the CoLaborator Kobe.

  • Scientific support
    Get guidance and support to advance your innovation purpose in discussions and mentoring sessions with our scientists, lab work support and arrangement of research support from local CROs and universities.

  • Research grant / Financial support
    Receive a research grant through Grants4Targets and funding opportunities for digital health projects through G4A Tokyo.


Breeze Tower 2-4-9
Umeda, Kita-ku,
Osaka 530-0001