UNM Rainforest Innovations

A group of six visitors from Japan recently visited UNM Rainforest Innovations as part of its Professional Internship Academy. Designed for professionals seeking to gain an understanding of the role of a technology transfer office, the program aims to give participants a comprehensive knowledge on the commercialization and management of inventions. During their week-long visit, the group attended lectures on technology transfer, commercialization, marketing and communications, and economic development held by UNMRI staff members.

The visitors included:

  • Chisato Masaki, Tech Transfer Manager, Tohoku Techno Arch Inc
  • Rika Okada, Tech Transfer Manager, Tohoku Techno Arch Inc
  • Hikaru Matsumuro, Administrator, Osaka Metropolitan University
  • Daisuke Uchida, MD, Okayama University
  • Shozo Yuki, Tech Transfer Manager, Tohoku Techno Arch Inc
  • Izumi Suzuki, Research Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency


The group was led by Eri Hoshi the Co-founder of KOSEI (Knowledge Transfer of Sports, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation) LLC. Eri holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan, and a master’s in public administration from the University of New Mexico.

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