Hitotsubashi University Institute of Innovation Research

Izumi, Akira   Professor

Innovation Policy
Born: 1963

E-mail: izumi☆iir.hit-u.ac.jp (to use this email address, please replace the ☆ with an @ mark)
Phone: +81-42-580-8437
Fax: +81-42-580-8410

(Business Career)
1989             Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
2003-2005   Advisor, Tokyo Branch, Deutsche Security
2010-2013   Director-General,
       New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
2013-2014   Director, Conformity Assessment Division,
        Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industy (METI)
2014-2015   Director, International Electrotechnology Division, METI
2015-2017   Director-General, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)
2017-present Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University

(Education and Research)
1987          B.E. (Physical Electronics) Tokyo Institute of Technology
1989          M.E. (Physical Electronics) Tokyo Institute of Technology
1999          M.A.(Law and Diplomacy) Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
2008          Ph.D. (Engineering) Tohoku University

【Recent Research Themes】
Management of Technology
Standardization and Conformity Assessment (Certification)
Technology and Safety