2018. 10. 09

Notice of investment in Synplogen Inc.

Spiber has invested 100 million yen in Synplogen Inc., and consequently Spiber’s Executive Officer Junichi Sugahara has been appointed as Representative Director of Synplogen from September 22, 2018. Synplogen is a DNA synthesis startup engaged in research and development of cutting edge DNA synthesis technologies, and offers DNA synthesis services as well.

The announcement from Synplogen can be read here (Japanese only).

2018. 09. 12

Goldwin SKI JACKET prototype nominated for the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 award

Goldwin’s SKI JACKET prototype, which utilizes Spiber’s Q/QMONOS (logo)™ synthetic spider silk, has been nominated for the Fashion category of the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 award, hosted by The Design Museum, London.

* Note:
 “Q/QMONOS (logo)™” is a trademark of Spiber Inc., registered in the US (registration number 5494811) and in the EU (registration number 012052684).

Details can be found here.

2018. 06. 12

Spiber selected for the J-Startup Program

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry has selected Spiber to participate in the J-Startup Program.

The J-Startup Program supports the creation of enterprises with the potential to compete on an international level. Through cooperation with both the public and private sectors, the program provides assistance for the overseas expansion of those enterprises with the potential to generate new social value through their revolutionary technological approaches or business models. Participation in the program will enable Spiber to further commit to its research and business development endeavours at the global level.

Details can be found here (Japanese only).

2018. 02. 15

Ski jacket prototype using Spiber's engineered spider silk material “Q/QMONOS (logo)™️” exhibited at world's largest winter sports exhibitions

As part of its business strategy for expanding global brand presence, Spiber’s partner GOLDWIN Inc. participated in the “Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show 2018” in Denver, USA, and “ISPO Munich 2018” in Munich, Germany.
At both events, GOLDWIN exhibited a new prototype ski jacket utilizing Spiber’s “Q/QMONOS(logo)™️” engineered spider silk material.

 “Q/QMONOS(logo)™️” is a trademark belonging to Spiber Inc., filed in the US (serial number 86028687) and registered in the EU (registration number 012052684).

Details can be found here.

2016. 05. 23

MOON PARKA Display at 2016 G7 Ise-Shima Summit

Spiber’s MOON PARKA prototype, made from our new-generation protein-based biomaterials, has been selected to be displayed at the governmental public relations exhibition space in the International Media Center Annex at the 2016 G7 Ise-Shima Summit. A fusion of tradition and innovation, the MOON PARKA was chosen as a technology from Japan that contributes to the resolution of issues that are being faced by the international community.

2016 G7 Ise-Shima Summit Governmental Public Relations Exhibition Overview
May 24 through May 28, 2016
Sun Arena International Media Center Annex, 4383-4 Kamodani Asama-cho, Ise City, Mie Prefecture

Details can be found here (Japanese only).

2016. 04. 28

MOON PARKA Display at Shonai Airport

Starting April 28, 2016, the MOON PARKA will be on display in the second floor departure lobby at Shonai Airport.

Shonai Airport Building 2F Exhibition Space
30-3 Murahigashi Hamanaka, Sakata, Yamagata 998-0112
[Exhibit Hours]
6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Parking and admission are free.

Details can be found here.