FAIS as a Coordinator for KSRP
- President: Morio Matsunaga
- Basic Fund: 200 million yen (100% capitalized by City of Kitakyushu)
- FY2015 Final Operating Costs:
Approx. 1.98 billion yen, including 140 million yen for nationally funded research
- Administrative Board:
[Academia] University Vice Presidents in KSRP, Presidents of Science & Technology Universities in Kitakyushu
[Industry] Business groups such as the Chamber of Commerce & Industry
[Government] City of Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture
- Number of staff members: 66 as of May 1, 2016
12 from the city, 1 from the prefecture, 31 from the private sector (14 currently on loan from companies), 22 contract clerical staff & others
Here is a brief explanation about the Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology, which serves as a coordinator of KSRP. This organization is called FAIS, an abbreviation of its English name.
Its main tasks are to provide coordinating services for industry-academia joint research and technological transfer, to facilitate the advancement of industry in the Kitakyushu area, and to promote the creation of new industries.
Organization of FAIS
This is an organizational chart of FAIS. With the President at the top, it consists of five centers, each of which plays a separate role in operating KSRP. Each center takes part in coordinating activities.