bitBiome recipient of the “Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Award” under the Award for Academic Startups 2022 program

September 8, 2022 | Press Releases

September 8, 2022 – Tokyo, Japan – bitBiome has received the “Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Award”, the most prominent award under the Award for Academic Startups Program 2022

The award has been given to bitBiome based on the evaluation that bitBiome is building the world’s largest and highest resolution microbial genome database through single cell genome analysis to be the one and only genome mining platform company in the field of biomanufacturing, which is considered a priority industry in Japan. 

About the Academic Startups Award 

Since its inauguration in FY2014, the Award for Academic Startups program has been honoring promising university-oriented startups that are selected from venture businesses that make use of the research developed by universities and other institutions. This program also honors universities, companies and other entities that have made particular contributions to the growth of such startups. This program aims to further promote the establishment of businesses that make use of R&D outcomes achieved by universities or other entities, encourage startups to innovate further, and encourage universities or companies to support university-oriented startups.