Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology (FAIS) supports the advancement of industrial technologies and the creation of new industries in the region through joint research between industry and academia, and by coordinating technology transfer.

Foundation name

This foundation is called FAIS, an abbreviation of its English name.


Morio Matsunaga

Basic Fund

385 million yen (Funding from the City of Kitakyushu and private companies)

FY2017 Final Operating Costs

Approx. 1.96 billion yen (incl. approx. 110 million for nationally funded research)


Academia:University deans participating in KSRP, deans, etc. of science and technology universities in Kitakyushu
Industry: Business groups such as the Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Government: City of Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture

Number of Staff

68 (as of April 1, 2018)

13 from the city, 1 from the prefecture, 27 from the private sector (15 currently on loan from companies), 27 contract clerical staff & others


March 1, 2001

Foundation Kitakyushu-shi industrial technology promotion fund (It's established on March 29, 1990.) is reorganized and expanded.


2-1 Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, 808-0135, Japan