• Applications are now closed for 2019 research proposals. Thank you for all your proposals.
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Asahi Kasei Pharma is always seeking collaborative partners for innovation.

To help us contribute life and living for people around the world, we wish to work together with you to nurture our passion and an innovative ideas.

“Creating for tomorrow” with you.

We sincerely look forward to receiving your research proposals.


Results of OPEN INNOVATION 2017

The results of the program performed in Japan via website in 2017 are summarized below.

Research category No. of proposals received No. of proposals adopted/under consideration
New drug candidates and drug development technologies 36 3 (contracts concluded)
3 (contracts under negotiation)

(as of Nov. 1, 2018)

Types of Reserch 

Type of research proposal requests
Research collaboration


Research funding

Research under MTA
Research expenses

Up to US$50,000/project/year

Up to US$20,000/project/year

None (grant of compound)

Research period

1 year

Application period

3:00AM , Jan. 7, 2019 GMT to 8:00AM , Feb. 22, 2019 GMT

For each application category, please read here for more details.

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