Creative Research Institution
North 21, West 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo 001-0021, Japan
New Chitose Airport
- JR (Rapid Airport Service) : 40 min, or
- Express Bus Services (Hokuto, Chuo Bus): 70 -80 min.
JR Sapporo Station
- Taxi : 15 min., or
- Chuo Bus (Nishi 51): 16 min. (Get off at Kita 21-jo Nishi 15-chome Bus Stop) + walk (5 min.), or
- Subway Nanboku Line: 3 min. (Get off at Kita 18-jo Station) + walk (20 min.), or
- Walk: 5 min. (to the Main Gate of Hokkaido University) + University Bus*: 10 min. (Get off in front of the CRIS Building)
*During working days, between 8:30 and 18:30, frequency every 15 min.
CRIS is located in the North Campus of Hokkaido University in Sapporo on a large 30-hectares site. The Northern Campus Area now boasts a concentration of more than a dozen institutes/centers that belong to the University, government, and private sector: 5 university-owned institutes/centers, besides CRIS; 4 public experimental and research institutes; 2 organizations promoting industry-academia-government collaborations and support programs for the creation of businesses (JST Innovation Plaza Hokkaido; Northern Advancement Center for Science and Technology); Shionogi Innovation Center for Drug Discovery, a R&D facility built by the private sector for cutting-edge research promoted jointly by the Faculty of Advanced Life Science (HU), Shionogi & Co., Ltd., and Hitachi, Ltd.; and Hokudai Business Spring, an incubation facility promoting small and medium business enterprises.
The Northern Campus Area represents a core research and business center, where the Hokkaido University Research & Business Park Mission is advanced and promoted jointly by the governing bodies of Hokkaido Prefecture, financial/economic circles, and academic institutions. The ultimate goal of the project is to utilize the intellectual property of universities and other academic institutions to develop innovative technologies and new products, create new business ventures, and thereby contribute to the economic vitality of Hokkaido.