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Tetsu Natsume

Just as writers send their work to editors and film directors collaborate with their producers in order to give society a creative product, I believe it is vital for researchers to promote their research and sell it to businesses, and, working with these businesses, do everything they can to put their research to practical use. In 2004, we set up the Technology Promotion Office, which worked to take technologies developed by researchers and get them in the hands of businesses, or create new businesses based on those technologies. Within Sony CSL, we have also started the Technology Promotion and Deployment Office (TPDG), which serves as a business incubator and pursues cooperative business activities with other companies, in order to further drive the adoption of new research by our society.

2023 Appointed Chief Technology Deployment Officer of Sony CSL