Asahi Kasei & Crystal IS

UV Accelerator 



Crystal IS, an Asahi Kasei Company, is the world’s leading manufacturer of UVC LEDs,  and would like to help you develop and launch new disinfection products. For successful applicants, Asahi Kasei, at its sole discretion, will provide investment up to $250k per company to support and accelerate product development. Crystal IS will also provide engineering expertise for the design and control of the UVC LED light source.

The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for new methods and products for disinfecting surfaces and air, both in health care settings in our daily lives at home,  work, and travel. In this second round the Accelerator is again looking for creative product ideas but particularly encourages ideas on how UVC-based hardware and software can be safely used to help people, be they employees or customers, become comfortable with returning to offices or commercial buildings.


Applications for Round 2 have closed as of 3/31/2021. Stay tuned to this page for more information regarding future application periods.

Learn more about UVC LEDs at the Crystal IS homepage.



Applicant must have product ideas based on UVC LED technology
Applicant must have product development capability
Crystal IS can provide technical guidance
Successful applicants will be supported up to $250k

About the Organization

As part of our mission to contribute to life and living for people around the world, Asahi Kasei and Crystal IS are committed to support the development of new UVC LED-based disinfection products.  We anticipate providing financial and engineering assistance to companies planning to develop products in this area.  Our goal is to help create a safer world.

Round 2 Applications Closed on 3/31/2021