Dr. Ichiro Amimori, CEO and co-founder of Xenoma, is developing the next-generation smart apparel “e-skin”. Prior to co-founding Xenoma, Ichiro worked for FUJIFILM for nearly 20 years in various engineering and leadership roles where he brought a number of new businesses to market. In his career at FUJIFILM, Ichiro was the inventor or co-inventor on about 100 issued patents that spanned many industries.
Since leaving FUJIFILM in 2012, Ichiro has devoted himself to creating social values by leveraging leading-edge technologies and working as a freelancer serving Japanese universities and companies. He prides himself as researcher of Science, Technology and Society (STS) focused on technological innovations which enhance the relationship between man and machine. As such, he joined JST/ERATO Someya Bio-Harmonized Project at the University of Tokyo as a group leader which spurred the creation of Xenoma Inc.
Ichiro is an advocate for a “Japan Entrepreneurship 2.0” start-up ecosystem to fuel technological innovation.
Ichiro received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Brown University in 2006.