Kyulux wins the Japan Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry JST Academic Startups Award

Fukuoka, Japan, July 29, 2019 – Kyulux Inc., a world leader in next generation of organic light emitting diode (OLED) HyperfluorescenceTM/TADF technology, today announced that it has won the prestigious Japan Science & Technology Agency award (JST University Venture Award) in which the most promising start-ups are chosen based on academic research outcomes. This award is meant to promote start-up and post-enterprise activities, and further support university-originated ventures from universities and companies.

Kyulux will share the award with Kyushu University and QB Capital, which has invested in Kyulux from its inception.

The award ceremony will take place at the “Innovation Japan 2019” event, in the Owme Exhibition hall B at Tokyo Big Sight (14:30 – 16:30, August 29). On August 30 (13:00 – 15:00 at the same location), a presentation and panel discussion (titled JOIC presents NEDO Dream Panel & Pitch) will be held. Kyulux’s CEO Junji Adachi will give a short presentation and participate in this panel discussion.

Kyulux will also have a booth at the exhibition during the “Innovation Japan 2019 University Fair & Business Meeting” (August 29-30). Kyulux’s booth (number uv-02) will be located at Exhibition Hall B. Kyulux welcomes all Innovation Japan 2019 attendees to visit our booth.

Junji Adachi, CEO of Kyulux, commented: “On behalf of Kyulux, I would like to express immense gratitude for this prestigious award. I sincerely thank all our team members and supporters, and everyone involved. I hope we can continue to live up to your expectations and contribute to the further success of this company. We will continue to work together to commercialize our HyperfluorescenceTM / TADF technology and fulfill the promise of organic electronics. Thank you”.

Dr. Chihaya Adachi, Director of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research
(OPERA) in Kyushu University
, stated: “I am very glad to hear Kyulux won such a great award! I hope that all the employees will go on working together, to take the technology from development to sales to the goal of commercializing TADF. I look forward to the moment that TADF’s science and technology will go out to the world, directly from Fukuoka. Best wishes for further success! Thank you”.

Tsuyoshi Sakamoto, Representative Partner of QB Capital, LLC, said: “It is extremely pleasing that the Kyulux team won the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award. I believe the award resulted from Kyulux’s management team and all the members’ amazing efforts and passion. We look forward to the further development and growth of this company and the creation of Japanese-originated innovation in the Organic Electronics. Thank you.”

Kyulux is a leader in developing and delivering the next generation of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology, TADF. Kyulux develops and sells TADF and HyperfluorescenceTM based OLED materials and solutions to manufacturers in the display and lighting industries.

Founded in 2015, the Company currently owns or has exclusive, co-exclusive or sole license rights to a large TADF intellectual property portfolio developed over the past seven years at Kyushu University and its industrial partners. Kyulux also enjoys an exclusive license to cutting-edge deep learning–based artificial intelligence technology for chemical discovery developed at Harvard University.

Kyulux is based in Fukuoka, Japan, with an advanced research and development center in Boston, Massachusetts. For further information please visit:

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