Message from the President
Outline of the Hokkaido Research Organization
Name: Local Independent Administrative Agency Hokkaido Research Organization (abbreviation:HRO)
Date of establishment: April 1, 2010
Headquarters: Hokkaido General Research Plaza, Kita 19 Nishi 11, Kita-ku, Sapporo
Capital (land and buildings): approx. 25.4 billion yen (stakeholder: Hokkaido government (100%))
Budget scale: approx. 15.6 billion yen/year (operational subsidy from the Hokkaido government: approx. 13.3 billion yen)
Number of employees: 1,091 (including 725 researchers)
Scope of services: experiments, research, surveys, technical development, extension and technical support related to various fields:
agriculture, fisheries, forestry, manufacturing, food, environment, geology and architecture; provision of
experimental equipment and facilities
*The budget scale and the number of employees are as of FY 2018.
Structure of the HRO
Fundamental principleOur research realizes new dreams for Hokkaido.
The Hokkaido Research Organization proactively endeavors to realize dreams for the future of Hokkaido as an organization that
contributes to improving Hokkaido residents' lives and promoting industries in Hokkaido.