Mr. Takafumi Yamamoto is the CEO & President of TODAI TLO, Ltd., which is a technology licensing organization of the University of Tokyo.
He is a first person to start technology transfer business from University to Industry in Japan.
He had work experiences at Recruit, Ltd. as a planner of new business development and technology transfer from universities to industries. He established this business scheme with consulting efforts of Mr. Niels Reimers, who was a first director of OTL, Office of Technology Licensing, at Stanford University and got involved with other technology transferring organizations such as M.I.T., UC Berkley and UCSF.
Yamamoto established the Technology Management Division at Recruit, Ltd in 1998. After those experiences, he joined TODAI TLO as a CEO in July 2000.
Yamamoto concurrently serves as Associate Managing Director of the University of Tokyo since the fiscal year of 2018 and serves as President of UTokyo Extension Co.,Ltd. since 2020.
He is also one of the board members of UNITT (AUTM Japan)