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Nikkei TechOn Covers Xinova Launch

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The Xinova launch reaches overseas audiences

Top Japanese Technology Outlet, Nikkei TechOn wrote an original article covering the Xinova spinout news. The article features an interview with the Xinova Executive Director and Country Head of Japan, Masanobu Katoh, and the Senior Vice President, Partnerships Group and Head of Marketing, Nick Gibson.

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Why Xinova

Innovation thrives on the unimpeded exchange of ideas, talent and capital. We have built a trusted global network with an incentive system that shares upside among all participants. Xinova has developed this structure in its global innovation market network with innovators, technologies, investors and startups in over 120 countries with world-class capabilities in finding, assessing, licensing, and developing international technologies. By aligning talent, technology, capital and demand through the first-of-its-kind innovation market network, which utilizes machine learning, distributed computing and modern technology platforms, Xinova connects global innovation supply to project demand for global customers such as PepsiCo, Funai, and an array of small companies and governments around the world.

Xinova accelerates innovation end-to-end. With unique digital tools and unprecedented business intelligence, we are automating the process of innovation, de-risking and unblocking it to drive growth at all points of the innovation lifecycle. We’ve created networks supporting each pillar of innovation, complete with tools and proprietary organizational structures essential to a distributed model. The end result aligns and connects:

  • Capital: funding resources such as Arcnet
  • Technology: established public and private IP and new inventions
  • Talent: inventors, designers, bankers, engineers, consultants, business developers, entrepreneurs including teams from leading institutions, such as CalTech, China Academy of Sciences, IITs in India
  • Demand: MNCs, SMEs, governments, startups, including companies such as Pepsi and Hyundai

Masanobu Katoh

Executive Vice President, Head of Japan

Masanobu Katoh - Executive Vice President, Head of Japan | Xinova

Masanobu Katoh is Japan Executive Vice President and Country Head of Xinova, building invention programs for Japan’s leading companies. Prior to transition to Xinova, Katoh spent six years at Intellectual Ventures (IV), managing all of the company’s activities in Japan with focus on the Invention Development Fund.

Before joining IV, Katoh spent more than thirty years at Fujitsu. His various posts included heading Fujitsu’s IP and Legal Groups, Chairman and CEO of Fujitsu Management Services of America (in Silicon Valley), SVP of Fujitsu Laboratories, and EVP of the Fujitsu Research Institute. 

He received his Bachelors of Law degree at the University of Tokyo and Masters of Law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the Washington D.C. and New York bars.

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