Presented by all the players of Japanese innovation as their major cluster in life sciences, the biomedical cluster of Kobe was developed in the ruins of an earthquake. Today, it is pursuing a coherent vision, unchanged for 30 years and which has proved successful.
Initially, a revitalization project
Kobe is historically a zone of heavy industry: shipbuilding, automobile construction … Following the great earthquake of 1995, the city had to face nearly ¥7 trillion of economic losses, the equivalent of one year of its GDP. To rebuild the economy, reconstruction would not have been enough. A new economic pillar was needed.