RIKEN Brain Science Institute

BTCC RIKEN BSI-TOYOTA Collaboration Center

Rhythm-based Brain Infromation Processing Unit
(Dr. Keiichi Kitajo)

Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Unit
(Dr. Takatsune Kumada)

Intelligent Behavior Control Unit
(Dr. Shingo Shimoda)


RIKEN BSI-TOYOTA Collaboration Center
2nd floor, BSI East building,
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, 351-0198 Japan
Visiting RIKEN BSI

BTCC Nagoya

RIKEN Nagoya Facility
2271-130, Anagahora, Shimoshidami, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 463-0003, Japan
Visiting RIKEN Nagoya

About RIKEN BSI-TOYOTA Collaboration Center

The Center was born on the from a long and productive dialogue between RIKEN Brain Research Institute and Toyota Motor Company in order to open up the huge possibility by fusing brain science and engineering. The two organizations, RIKEN and Toyota, embody totally different objectives, senses of values, histories, cultures and management customs, and have contributed the society in different ways.
If this collaboration develops into a powerful deep harmony, it will have a great impact on Japanese science community.


Phase 2 organization of BTCC is composed of two research domains:

1) neuro-driving, and 2) neuro-rehabilitation. Three collaboration units carry out the R&D in these domains, which are listed below.
In addition to the headquarter inside RIKEN main campus at Wako, BTCC has a branch in Nagoya. Each collaboration unit accomodates adjunct researchers from Toyota for intimate collaboration and smooth transfer of technology.