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EXECTIVE ADVISORS

These are experts who share the SS-F philosophy and advise us. They consist not only of scientists, but also of entrepreneurs and creators.

Shinya Yamanaka

Former Director and Professor, iPS Cell Research Institute, Kyoto University
President, Kyoto University iPS Cell Research Foundation
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes (USA)

I believe that any research is valuable if it is something that no one has really done before. That is why I want young researchers to be keenly aware of whether they are copying someone else or repeating themselves.

Real innovation can only be found in unknown areas, and I hope and support that the activities of SS-F will encourage young people with a solid vision to freely conduct research, test new ideas, and make innovative discoveries one after another.

Former Director and Professor, iPS Cell Research Institute, Kyoto University
President, Kyoto University iPS Cell Research Foundation
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes (USA)

Yuko Kuno

Co-founder, Phoenixi, Inc.
President and CEO, S&R Foundation (USA)
Founder, Halcyon (USA)
Serial Entrepreneur (Biotech)

The world is shifting to a creator economy. In the coming era, it is extremely important to focus on the “individual” power of people called “creators” to create a series of one-of-a-kind inventions (discoveries and inventions) through the collision of “individuals” with “individuals.

If we can support the realization of the free and flighty ideas of scientists, which is the highest form of creators, and build new communities as well as expand the points of contact with society, disruptive innovation to solve social issues on a global scale will easily occur. In this sense, I am deeply sympathetic to the SS-F concept and have great expectations for SS-F to create a new scientific economic sphere (ecosystem) for invention that transcends existing organizations. I believe that it is my responsibility as a member of the previous generation to support this new momentum to the best of my ability.

Co-founder, Phoenixi, Inc.
President and CEO, S&R Foundation (USA)
Founder, Halcyon (USA)
Serial Entrepreneur (Biotech)

Eisuke Tachikawa

Representative of NOSIGNER
Advocate of Evolutionary Thinking
President of JIDA

Throughout the entire history of science, the majority of innovative research has come from young researchers of the era. Of course, there are excellent researchers in Japan as well, but with the intensifying global competition in research, there is a possibility that our country’s science will soon be left behind. This is why we need a mechanism to convert the wisdom of individuals into capital for scientific research, and SS-F’s ability to select the best researchers, and its solution-oriented system, which is based on a thorough understanding of the issues, is genuine. I hope that this experiment will become a new hope for science in Japan as one of the ecosystems that will keep the fire of innovation burning.

Representative of NOSIGNER
Advocate of Evolutionary Thinking
President of JIDA
PARTNERS / SUPPORTERS

Companies and organizations that agree with the SS-F philosophy and are willing to participate in a people-centric community of Inventors and Innovators.

Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.