bitBiome, Inc. has received a grant from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) for “Promotion of Technology Startups that Innovatively Respond to Economic Changes to Yield Social Benefits (TRY)” (maximum grant amount: 100 million yen) for fiscal year 2021.
NEDO has obtained signs of market changes arising from the shift in social structure, and NEDO had invited applications for this project TRY as a grant program for R&D-oriented startups that have seized this opportunity as a great chance and are moving forward with the aim of transforming their business with a large social impact.
Through this grant program, bitBiome will mine genes that are useful for medicine and industry from our microbial single-cell genome database and build a platform to connect them with thematerial production utilizing synthetic biology, robotics, and AI technologies. Our genome analysis technology, which enables us to obtain microbial genomes with high accuracy and efficiency even from samples that are difficult to obtain by conventional metagenome analysis, is expected to lead to the discovery of completely new useful genes that have never been found before.
●About bitBiome, Inc.
bitBiome, Inc. has been busy sequencing genomic data of all microorganisms on the planet at the highest resolution to ‘renovate’ every industry. Using our unique single-cell genome analysis technology, bit-MAP®, we are capable of efficiently acquiring complete genome sequences of microorganisms that were previously impossible with existing technologies. We build a microbial genetic database that surpasses others in both quality and quantity to create an innovative data-driven bio-production platform in collaboration with industrial partners.
NEDO is a national research and development agency that creates innovation by promoting technological development necessary for realization of a sustainable society.
NEDO acts as an innovation accelerator to contribute to the resolution of social issues by developing and demonstrating high-risk innovative technologies having practical application.