About KOALA Tech

KOALA Tech Inc. was founded in March 2019. It is a venture that originated from Kyushu University,
established with the goal of commercializing OSLD.
The company aims to develop and commercialize a laser that is highly compatible with the organic electronic device platform.
This includes Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) devices, which have recently gained attention as high-definition and flexible displays.
We intend to provide new solutions to users in the organic semiconductor device field, contributing to a future smart society where humans and technology coexist.









Core ValuesPioneering the future of organic
electronics with our unique optical

PurposeUnlocking the potential of "light" to
create a harmonious coexistence
between people and technology ​

Mission​We proudly stand as pioneers,
introducing "organic semiconductor
laser diodes" into practical
applications, thus rendering it an
indispensable technology for the
smart society of tomorrow

Organic electronic technologies, like OLEDs, leverage lightweight, soft, and eco-friendly attributes. They are poised to play a significantly larger role in the next-generation smart society, particularly in wearable devices.​
At KOALA Tech, we're on a mission to harness the power of "light" through a unique fusion of "organic" and "laser" technologies. Our goal is to enhance the capabilities of organic electronics, ultimately contributing to the creation of a more user-friendly smart society.


  • Message from CEOAt our company, we are passionately dedicated to advancing the practical applications of organic semiconductor lasers. This breakthrough technology has the potential to revolutionize the field of organic electronics, including the world of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Our vision extends to shaping a next-generation smart society, where organic electronics technology is not just a part of our lives, but a transformative force. Envision wearable devices seamlessly integrated into every facet of the economy and society - from entertainment and manufacturing to agriculture, healthcare, and education. These innovative wearables are tools for enhancing quality of life, narrowing social gaps, and fostering an inclusive future. The technology we are developing about creating a symbiotic relationship between humans and technology, enriching lives, and unlocking a future brimming with possibilities.​

    Fatima BencheikhFatima Bencheikh

  • Message from an InventorFor over three decades, the concept of organic diode lasers has captivated researchers worldwide. In 2019, our dedicated team at Kyushu University has made history with the world's first academic demonstration of this technology. ​ At the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA) at Kyushu University, we pride ourselves on offering a state-of-the-art R&D environment that merges academic excellence with practical innovation. This is further enhanced through our collaboration with KOALA Tech, combining our efforts to push the boundaries of knowledge and application in this field.​
    We believe organic semiconductor lasers will dramatically broaden the horizons of organic electronics. This evolution isn't just a scientific endeavor; it's a pivotal shift that will redefine the industry and ignite a new era of technological possibilities.

    Prof. Chihaya Adachi Kyushu UniversityProf. Chihaya Adachi Kyushu University


  • Fatima BencheikhRepresentative Director, CEO & CTO
    After working at a major Korean electronics company (Algeria) and as a researcher at Kyushu University's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research, Fatima participated in the founding of KOALA Tech as a director and CTO. Fatima also took over as CEO in April 2023.
    Fatima holds a PhD from the Institute of Materials and Nanosciences of Electronics in Provence (IM2NP).

    ファティマ ベンシュイク

  • Shinobu ItoDirector, CFO
    Ito graduated from Tohoku University and joined Toray Industries, Inc.
    For the next 25 years, Ito specialized in finance, accounting, and business planning with the company.
    After serving as CEO for a Tokyo-based health tech startup, Ito joined KOALA Tech in April 2022 as CFO and was appointed as a director in May 2023.

    Shinobu Ito

  • Katsuya HashizumeOutside director
    Executive Officer / Partner, Beyond Next Ventures Inc.
    Hashizume joined JAFCO (currently JAFCO Group) in 2010 after completing the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University. Consistently engaged in investing in university-originated ventures for about 10 years, Hashizume participated in Beyond Next Ventures from 2020, investing in startups in the medical device and digital health fields.
    Appointed as an outside director of KOALA Tech in June 2020.

    Katsuya Hashizume

  • Hiroyuki SasabeAuditor
    Sasabe completed the Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, and holds a Doctorate in Engineering.
    After working at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the RIKEN National Research and Development Agency, Sasabe taught at Chitose University of Science and Technology, served as the president of the university.
    Appointed as an auditor of KOALA Tech in May 2019.

Company Overview

Company nameKOALA Tech Inc.
EstablishmentMarch 22, 2019
Capital100,000,000 yen
Head office4-1 Kyudai Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

(Fukuoka Industry-Academia Symphonicity, Room 215)
Representative Director
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Technical Office
Fatima Bencheikh
Corporate AttorneyTaku Matsumoto


March 2019Founded by Prof. Chihaya Adachi at Kyushu University, and others
May 2019Selected for NEDO STS program
April 2021Started joint research and development with Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
October 2021Started joint research and development with Sony Group Corporation
April 2022Selected as one of the first 33 companies of J-Startup Kyushu
December 2023Latest development results announced at international academic conference International Display Workshops